Sunday, May 22, 2011

What A Cheapskate!

I was in an organic shop with my MIL yesterday.

While we were looking through products on the shelf, I saw a smart looking middle aged man talking to a shopkeeper at the cash register counter. He spoke good English, and looked educated and well-to-do. However, I did not listen to his conversation.

I wasn't even aware when he left. When it's my turn to pay, the shopkeeper showed me a box on the counter and told me that man had dropped the box accidentally and the bottle inside was broken (it was captured on CCTV too). Instead of apologizing & offering to compensate, that man accused the quality of that product as "lousy & easily breakable". Isn't it a common sense that glass is breakable and you got to handle it with care??!

That shameless man left the shop without paying a single cent...

I told the shopkeeper that if I were to know that earlier, I would have approached him and ask,"Sir, what if you accidentally drop & break a Swarovski crystal vase or an expensive perfume bottle, are you going to blame it as "lousy product, easily breakable"?

"Actually he's a "Datuk", but this type of "Datukship" you give me I also don't want..." that shopkeeper said.

Well...he's just a Cheapskate.

5 comments:

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Yuin Ting, to me, that fellow whatever he is, is just low down no good bum!
No class. Can't spell the word 'gentleman'.
That shows there are, there's always people like him.
Be they with titles or with money....still bums, in my book.

I have many times encountered cheapskate bums like him.....easier for me to date women., ha ha.
You have a nice day and keep a song in your heart.
Lee.

薰衣草夫人 said...

有pangkat又如何,还不是凡夫俗子一名?

Sunny-Cookie said...

Yes, what a cheapskate indeed! Some people only look good on the outside but inside the heart is another story, but I believe that what goes around comes around.

Petite Tish said...

有时候,骄傲使人很难低头承认错误。他保住了荷包里的一点小钱,却丢失别人对他的尊重,因小失大!

YuinTing said...

Hi Uncle Lee, that cheapskate fella should learn from a true gentlemen like you! But make sure you only teach him how to spell "gentlemen" ... and not your "ninjalogy"!

夫人,這男人要pangkat,又要别人angkat. 還不知道他這付德性別人看了都不敢dekat!!

Hi Sunny-Cookie, there are many people like him. He has destroyed his own integrity, just like that broken bottle.

HJ, 妳說得很有道理。我想他的誠信也變得和那破瓶子同樣一文不值!