Today I am duped
April 21, 2007 3:41am CST
Morning when I went out to purchase vegetables, I saw a man selling steel utensils on the pavement. One of the items drew my attention. So, I went and selected the item and asked for the price. He said Rs.50/-. I was surprised because the cost of the item should have been more than Rs.100/-. I just looked at him and gave Rs.100/- note. He said that he would go and get the change. I waited for a few minutes. In the meantime another man came and asked me what did you want. I told him I bought this item and gave to hawker Rs.100/- who had gone to get the change for Rs.100/-. He immediately said that I am the owner of products lying in front of you. Keep the utensil back it its place. I was shocked and ultimately I was told the second man was the true owner and the first man was not. I realised I was duped.
21 Apr 07
That's a modus operandi. Even here in the Philippines, such things happen. They're smart and if you are not, well goodbye to your money and you're helpless because for such an amount, you won't risk your life and honor chasing people like them. Let's be careful of buying things on bargain or on the sidewalks.