Old Beng And Lucky Draws
Last weekend, me and my cha-bo-lang went shopping again. (Ai-yo, friends, no choice la, my children's birthdays in average is very month) and also my cha-bo-lang's birthday, our first-time meeting anniversary, our marriage anniversary, my mum's birthday, my in-law's birthday etc etc so must always buy presents.
While walking near CK Tang's, we were stopped by a young man.
"Hello, sir, can you spare me 1 minute? We have a free lucky draw and a sure win prize waiting for you." The young man told us.
Me of course stopped and listened to him la, who knows, sekali me lucky lucky strike a big prize then can save money to buy presents.
"So, what prizes you have and how can I join the lucky draw?" Me asked the young man.
"We have a grand prize which is free accommodation in overseas 5 stars hotel and many electrical appliances and handphones and shopping vouchers and..."
Before the young man finished his speech, my cha-bo-lang pulled my hand and said, "Sorry, we are not interested" and my cha-bo-lang pulled me away from where we stood.
"But ... but... I want to try the lucky draw leh, who knows..." me refused to leave just like that since lucky draw was free one.
"Ok, then you can stay and have your lucky draw and I shall go to Isetan and shop first. You may join me later when you WIN your prize." my cha-bo-lang let go of my hand and walked away.
"Er...lau po..." before I could stop her, she walked away very quickly and the young man stopped me to fill up an entry form.
"Sir, before you have your lucky draw, I have to fill up your particulars first, ok?" the young man said.
"Last time everyday now thrice a week"
The young man stopped his writting and looked at me with a very surprised look.
"Huh what? Oops, I mean male la. Actually no need to ask la, you cannot tell that I am a man meh?" Me answered quickly to cover my malu-ness.
"PKL, er... I mean office-boy."
"Do you stay in Condo?"
"Do you own a car?"
"No, but got 1 van"
"Do you have a digi-cam?"
"12! One dozen! 十二! "
The young man stopped his writing and told me that I was not qualified for the lucky draw. I was puzzled and asked him for the reason and he told me that in order to be qualified for the lucky draw, one must earns at least a decent disposable income (minimum 2 thousands) and the ability to go for holiday every year but viewing my profile of having 12 children and don't even have a digi-cam and no car, definitely won't go for holiday and they only gave lucky draw to people who would attend their tour talk before the lucky draw.
In other words, if you were a low income earner, you are not qualified for the lucky draw.
What kind of lucky draw was that? Just because me no earn much and cannot afford to go for tour and no stay in Condo and no car and no digicam so cannot join the lucky draw? &?@$%£&% Phui. Sorry for the vulgarity.
Me angry and walked away, to join my cha-bo-lang for shopping, feeling very insulted.
When my cha-bo-lang saw me face black black walked to her, she told me that all lucky draws, especially those stopping you at the roadside, are most likely fake ones. Where got free lunch in Singapore?
Yeah, now I know.
lim peh kong wan liao
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