Tess' Journey

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True or False?

A couple of years ago I visited London on my own. I visited the city before with friends so I sort of knew my way around. I stayed at this cheap, but still not that cheap of a hotel.

There was a Scandinavian girl working there. She was a few years older than me but we got along right away, not that I would see her much, cause I was only staying for a few days, but during breakfast she would join me and at night when I returned we'd have a chat in the lobby.

Even though she was happy to work in London, she hated it at the same time. She didn't have any friends, her boss was a jerk and her English wasn't that good and people were getting impatient with her (English).

The last night she came over to me and told me that she didn't have any money, that she had to pay for something (I truly can't remember what it was) and her boss refused to give her her loan.

I thought about it. I hardly had any cash left over so I couldn't help her, besides that, my money wasn't really my money, I had "borrowed" it as well...

So I couldn't help her and the next morning at breakfast I didn't see her, neither when I left.

Years later I still wonder if it was any true at all. At work I get at least one or two people a week who try the same scam on me...

People who have been "robbed", people who's girlfriends had to go into hospital and their boyfriends didn't have enough money with them to pay up for the taxi (I suppose they forgot about ATM), old ladies who lost their purses or keys while their sons are on vacation who always seem to have the only extra key. People pretending to know the boss and that he would be okay with it (I'm related to my boss and know pretty much all his "friends"). Guys with fake gunshots in their arms... They always want to leave somthing behind, like a jacket or something...

I smile sadly at them, tell them to go to the café on the corner, try there, that I can't give away any money from the register and that I can't give people back their change in jackets and other non-cash items. Obviously, I never have any of my own cash with me either when I'm at work...

It's always "true or false". When it is true; I'm sorry that I couldn't help you. When it's false; I'm glad I saw through you and good luck....
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At 12:56 AM, Blogger handsomeloser said...

Badly burned once with that kind of thing but I still give the benefit of the doubt.    



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