There are many ways to fall in a bathroom and break your bones, a wet oily floor or slippery tiles.
Here is a new one from my friend whose experience is making knowledge made easy. During a bath, with soap lathered face, the soap slips out of his hand. While he gropes for the soap, he steps on it and slides across banging his feet against the wall and goes down for nearly six painful months with broken thigh bone.
Soaps can be very slippery, please take care.
Indian was detained in Bangkok for stealing a box of cigarettes in a
duty-free shop in Bangkok International Airport . He had paid for
chocolates and a carton of cigarettes. The cashier put an extra pack of
cigarettes into his bag and he thought it was a free pack. He was
arrested for shop-lifting and the Thai Police extortion price was 30,000
Baht for his release.
He spent two nights in jail and paid 500 Baht for an air-conditioned cell, 200-300
baht for each visitor and 11,000 baht for his final release. The Police
shared the money in front of his eyes. On top of that, he was charged in court and fined 2,000 baht by the magistrate and handcuffed and
escorted to his plane.
His passport was stamped “Thief”. While there, his relatives requested help from the
Indian Embassy and was told that they are helpless, and many Asians are
victimized similarly daily and letters and phone calls to the Thai
authorities are ignored. He shared a cell with a Singaporean the first
night who paid 60,000 baht for his release. The second night was a
Malaysian national who paid 70,000 baht.
Mind you this was not in a shanty shop in downtown Bangkok but in a
duty-free shop at the Bangkok International Airport. So – BE WARNED! The
above is 100% correct information because Mr. Rajan Khera’s customer
from India faced exactly the same scenario mentioned above when he was
in transit at Bangkok Int’l Airport going to Taipei.
Someone went through the same ordeal in Dubai.
Well, even if you doubt the above stories, don’t act smart to disprove it, just take care
A friend went to the local gym and placed his belongings in the locker. After the workout and a shower, he came out, saw the locker open and just flipped the wallet to make sure all was in order.
Everything looked okay – all cards were in place…
A few weeks later his credit card bill came – a whopping bill.
Customer care personnel verified that there was no mistake in the system and asked
if his card had been stolen… a switch had been made.
An expired similar credit card from the same bank was in the wallet.
The thief broke into his locker at the gym and switched cards.
Why were there no calls made to verify the amount swiped?
May be the alert did not happen or he may not have noticed..
Here is another one. A man at a local restaurant paid for his meal with his credit card.
The bill for the meal came, he signed it and the waiter folded the receipt and passed the credit card along.
He actually took a look at the card and, lo and behold, it was the expired card of another person.
He called the waiter and he looked perplexed.
He took it back, apologized, and hurried back to the counter under the watchful eye of the man.
All the waiter did while walking to the counter was wave the wrong expired card to the counter cashier, and the counter cashier immediately looked down and took out the real card.
No exchange of words — nothing! He took it and came back to the man with an apology..
Verdict: Make sure the credit cards in your wallet are yours.
Check the name on the card every time you sign for something and/or the card is taken
away for even a short period of time.
Many people just take back the credit card without even looking at it, ‘assuming’
that it has to be theirs.
Duty freee and Discredit are extracts from a forward from Murali and Parthasarathy.
Any of us can be a victim, just want to make sure in case you become one, you are not the first.Hope none among us is next