A woman’s remark about a Foodpanda rider’s bicycle has gone viral recently. A Facebook group posted the screenshot of the woman’s statement on their profile page this week, and it has received more than hundreds of comments and numerous reactions.
It has attracted netizens’ attentions due to the degrading nature of the post, and because of the brand of the bicycle the Foodpanda rider owns, which is a Specialized Shiv bicycle. The woman, a civil servant only known as Asmira Diana, rudely said Foodpanda riders like to pretend they are rich. A photo of the Foodpanda rider is attached along with the post.
“Why do these Foodpanda riders like to pretend they’re so rich? Their income is not that much. I suspect he just borrowed the bicycle. Be careful if you’re borrowing someone else’s property. If you scratch it, how are you going to pay for it. It’s not going to be cheap. Even I would have to save ten months’ worth of income to buy this bicycle, and I work for the government,” Asmira wrote.
The bicycle in question is apparently a luxurious sports bike, which could range from RM8k up to RM50k and more if accessories are included within the purchase. Netizens retort to Asmira by claiming that bragging about her job as a civil servant is out of date in this day and age.
Netizens comments can be read such as, “Don’t look down upon others’ professions”, “Foodpanda riders earn more than civil servants”, and also, “If you want to know, you try working as a Foodpanda rider, then you will know how much they make”.
There is truth in the netizens’ comments. Let this be a lesson for us not to be too quick to judge someone or to belittle others for earning a living honestly.
Anis Sharina contributed to this article.