Monday, 1 December 2008

Shopkeeper nowadays.....

This is my second encounter in a month...

The first encounter happened to me when I was ordering a double beef burger with cheese from a stall. My friend ordered froom the same stall and got his burger earlier than me. He was paying using a large note, 50 bucks... The stall owner raised his eyebrows and asked him if he has any smaller notes which my friend said no.... So I decided to treat my friend for the burger. I told the stall owner that I'm paying for him too. He then asked me for my order which I answered "a double beef burger with cheese"....He nodded and I handed him a 10 bucks note. He gave me back the change and soon my burger.

When I was about to leave, he asked me to pay for my burger. I was like "WTF? Didn't I just tell you that I"m goona pay for my friend and MINE?" He told me that he only calculated my friend's burger... so I gave him the money for my burger and left in disbelief ...."Is this guy mentally challenged or he just don't understand a f*****g word of English?" I doubt it's the latter as he asked me what I want in almost perfect English (not English accent...perfect English as in a complete sentence with all the nouns, verbs, adjectives ..etc...)

Just when I thought it was nothing unusual about that incident...perhaps thay guy was blurred at that time or too busy to do some simple calculations (a lot of orders coming in) or maybe he can only do complex log functions and not simple additions....it happened to me for a second time.
I was in a convenient store to get some snacks and drinks. I put down my candies and chocolates on the side of the table and then headed to the fridge to get some drinks. I got back to the shopkeeper and handed him a 20 bucks note...(I have calculated the price together and it's less than 20 bucks.) He gave me back the change and like any customer will do, I grabbed my snacks and drinks that was "paid" to make way for other customers to pay their stuff....

The shopkeeper stopped me. He said I didn't pay for the snacks. Again, I was like "WTF!! Are you mentally retarded or what? I put together my stuff for you to calculate!!!" I checked the change that he gave me back to avoid being conned, and indeed, he did not calculate the snacks....only the drinks. I gave him the money I "owed" him and left in disbelief...

How come people nowadays don't do additions like they used to..... Are they so blardy lazy tat doing calculations that they would prefer customers paying the stuff one by one or waiting for the customers to do all the calculations and then give them the money that they owe...There is something called "CALCULATOR" for God's sake.....Maybe it's a business strategy to con those people that are not good at maths...so they can say it's not their fault for overcharging them. The customers can only blame themselves when they pay more than they should...

And surprisingly, the shopkeeper in the convenient store is a CHINESE......

4 comments:

george lim said...

LOL! i guess it only normally happen to you because you looks like a taiko, big boss, and try to rip you off. ha!

Chong said...

In that case, I should try wearing slippers and shorts...then pay using coins...and see what happens..

george lim said...

yeah, and remember to use 1 cent coins. LOL!

Chong said...

and a rusty can as my wallet...
damn...i can picture a beggar walking into the shop to get some candies...
Most likely the shopkeeper will chase me out with a broom before i can get the candies...