I Was "Blackmailed" by Someone Yesterday

March 13, 2017 2:37am CST
Strictly speaking, it is not a sad story, although I was "blackmailed" yesterday. Here is what happened: One of my friends asked me to go out and take photos for her. Of course, I agreed and planned to ride my motorcycle to the destination. However, something bad happened. I couldn't find the key to my motobike anywhere! After minutes of fruitless searching, I tried to recall the time of parking my motobike in the night before, and started to wonder if I had forget to take the key away! Fact proved that my doubt was right. Yes, I did. I did forget to take the key away with me. Take a guess? Whether my motobike was still there? . . . . . . . Yes, my motobike was still there! Someone noticed the key and handed it to the security service guard room in my residence community. I am always careless, but I am always lucky, too. Thank goodness! Till now, you may want to ask, "what do you mean by saying you were blackmailed?" Yeah, when I attempted to get my key back, one of the security guards, a 45-year-old man, said that the man who taken my key to the security office required the key owner (me) to buy him a pack of cigarettes (about 10-15 CNY) as the thank-you gift. Otherwise, I won't be able to get my key back. It sounds like some kind of blackmail? But who cares? I can buy him two packs of cigarettes if he wants. I feel so lucky that my motobike hasn't been ridden away by a baddie.
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@WorDazza (10091)
• Manchester, England
13 Mar 17
Sounds like that may be the security guard doing the blackmailing not the person who found your key.
13 Mar 17
I don't konw. I didn't see the man who handed my key to the security office. I choose to believe in the security guard.
@WorDazza (10091)
• Manchester, England
13 Mar 17
@Myluckyboy Whatever the case the security guard is still doing something wrong. If someone handed the key to him and didn't ask for something from you in return then the security guard is the one blackmailing you. If someone handed the key to him and did ask for something from you in return then the security guard is complicit in the blackmail. He should have taken the key and told that person to go away and not come back. He definitely shouldn't be acting as a go-between for the blackmailer.
13 Mar 17
@WorDazza See? In different countries, people hold different attitude towards the same thing. In China, this kind of thing is understandable and acceptable.
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13 Mar 17
You are so lucky! Be careful next time!
13 Mar 17
Yeah, I will. Thanks.
• Prairieville, Louisiana
13 Mar 17
It is not nice to blackmail people.Welcome to mylot new user.
13 Mar 17
Yes, but I think his demand is reasonable.
@amandajay (18071)
• North Shore, New Zealand
14 Mar 17
Inform the security officer in charge... They cant take bribes.. This is not a blackmail actually, its a bribary case
• United States
13 Mar 17
Well, that does sound like blackmailing and it is also kind of stealing if he refused to give the key back and both are wrong.