Dad is back from Japan again. FIY, his company sends him there once a month to monitor the staff there.
Dad told me that while at Narita airport, he was approached by a Chinese couple who lost their money in the city and couldn’t afford a trip back to their hometown in China (all they have is their air ticket). Obviously, Dad was sceptical about their claim, but after weighing all the possibilities that they’re actually conmen, he decided to help them. Dad handed them RM150.
Speaking about con men, they are everywhere in the world.
Here are 2 con men encounters I heard from my friends.
“I lost my money. Can you spare me some change so I can go back to my place at (insert random place here). Since we’re Chinese, we should help each other!!”
“WOI! I’m from gang (Insert gang number here ie 18, 24, 36). Did you just whack my friend? I’m going to smash if you did. But I’ll settle this if you pay me some money”
As for my own personal experience, below are the numerous ways people used to illicit money from me.
London Leicester Square
A lady with flower on her hand blocked my path. She then hands me the flower. She smiled. I took the flower and smiled back at her. She then said,
“5 pounds please”
Aboriginal guy: Heya mate! Where you from?
Me: oh hi Malaysia..
Aboriginal guy: Ahh..Malaysia! great place! The people there are nice..Bla blab bla (begins to sound friendly. However at the end of his sentence)
Aboriginal guy: Eum..mate..can you spare me some change?
Kid #1: My sister and I have been kicked out from the house. Can you spare us some money so that we can book a hotel?
(The kid looked stoned. Hence I said)
White dude: Can you spare me some change mate?
Me: Eum..sorry I have none..
White dude: FUCK OFF. (Walks away)
White dude: I need some money
Me: Sorry I have none.
White dude: Give me money.
Me: (keeps quiet)
White dude: You want me to steal your camera?
White dude: Give me money or I’ll steal your camera
Me: (walks off quickly)