Friday, August 26, 2016
Readers Digest Contribution (Anecdote)
I was going to do an assignment at a mall located in a province that I am not familiar with . As I ride a bus going to the province , I asks the driver if he knew the mall I am looking for. He replied that he knew how to get to the mall . He said that he will drop me off at a tricycle terminal and that I should asks the tricycle driver to take me to the mall . After an hour , the bus made a halt and the driver shouts at me to get off and that I should hail a tricycle at once to get me to the mall . I looked for a tricycle and I see one and hailed it. I asks the tricycle driver if he knew the mall that I am looking for . The driver said he knew it very well . I asks how far it is . The driver said " it is very near " . I asks how much will be the fare . He said " 60.00 only " That amount is unusually high for a tricycle fare . But I obliged because I don't have any option . " Okay just take me there quickly " I said. And so I ride the shortest ride I ever had in my life . The tricycle just drove across the road and voila in no more than 1 minute we were in front of the mall because it is actually standing just right in front of us . I was in shock . I was duped . The driver never told me so. Maybe the bus and the tricycle driver were in cohorts. Nevertheless I still paid the driver the amount he asks me to give him.