I was back for the weekends. I took a bus from Pudu and as usual, the bus is late again.
While waiting, there is a guy starting to talk with me.
Here is our conversation:
He: Where are going to?
Me: Penang (I was thinking he is going to ask if the bus have arrive)
He: Thats good lo, can go to Penang. (I am thinking? why good o??)
Me: Why? Where are you going to?
He: Kuantan.... emm.... My bag was taken by someone when I go toilet at the McDonalds. Remember do not put your thing untended. My money and handphone is gone.
Me: Then you didn't go and report police ar?
He: I didn't, thank god that I have put my IC seperate from my bag. (He take out his IC from a pouch from his pocket and let me see)
He: Can you borrow me some money so I can take bus back to Kuantan? (Now here is your main reason you start to talk to me la....)
Me: Emm.... Why don't you go to report at the police station and ask them to borrow you a telephone so you can phone home?
He: My handphone is gone.... I don't remember those numbers.
Me: Huh~! Even your house number you also no remember? (I can't believe that he don't even remember his house phone. He sounds fishy to me... I won't forget my phone number back at Penang, unless I lose my memory.)
He: No, I can't remember any.
He: Do you have a maybank account? I will banking back to you when I reach Kuantan
Me: No, I don't have. You better go to the police station la...
He: Now I realise KL people so realistic(现实), they don't help. (Now you are asking me to help you, but now you are criticize me ar?I beh song liao~~)
He: Then can you borrow me RM10, so I can find another people to give me RM2 so I can buy bus ticket back. (Bus ticket to Kuantan that cheap mer? Only RM12 ar?? My ticket to Penang already hike up until RM35 already.)
Me: I don't think I can help you. I think you better go police station better.
He: KL people so realistic(现实). You think I go police station they will help me mer? They will give money for me to go back mer? Blah blah blah.... (I didn't really listening to what he say, I'm abit scare by now... )
He: Or I sell you my bag
Me: What I want your bag for? I think cannot help you... (Me trying to walk away.)
After I get my bus, thinking back he doesn't look like a bad guy. But it is not the right situation to go and ask people as Pudu Bus station for money. Not that I don't want to help, but these days, those scams case are too many. You can't blame us to be so realistic. I heard of these case before, like those old lady begging for money and ended up its a scam. Nowadays along KL city, there are alot of "fake" monks wondering around KL area, they approch you by giving you a buddha card and ask you to donate money. Some "experience" monk will approch those foreigner (mat salleh) only. That's why don't take anything from anyone. There is no free lunch at here.