Friday, 19 February 2010

What would you do?

A lady stopped me just outside the swimming pool this afternoon. She was panicking and was looking all so flustered.

She needed help. She said,
"I lost my wallet and my son is currently at Marine Parade. He's having a high fever and I need to send him to the hospital immediately."

"I said.. Er... Ok, How you want me to help you?"

"I need some money to take a cab back. Can you lend me? I will transfer you the money tonight."

I took out a $10 note and passed it to her. But she said she needed more. I was thinking, Is this a scam? $10 should be enough to get her from Yio Chu Kang to Marine Parade I was thinking, even if it's not enough, the kind hearted Taxi driver will understand and not charge her the outstanding amount right?

I dunnoe, I didn't want to think towards that direction. I just gave her my number so that she could call me and make arrangements in the money return. Till now, No calls from her.

I can't help but think that I might have been conned. On the way home, I was smiling @ myself, thinking how easy it's for me to fall into such cons.

But, what if, she was real? Her son really needed to go to the hospital? My $10 note could have save a small life. And if she was real, and I didnt offer to help her. I would definitely feel guilty if I came to know of her story later.

Well, I shall just think towards the more positive direction. Let's hope her son is alright and that my $10 is being put to good use. =)

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