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Conman Savior

The other day, I went out to get my latest TVB DVD (original wan, ok?) and there was this massive parking problem (what's new) so, I double-parked, put my hazard's light on and pull out a business card to put on the windshield. I open car door. I step out of the door, I close door, I beeped the door close. 

"Hey, Miss!! Miss!!!' someone shouted at me. I looked over at the CD (illegal seller. No, I don't buy from people like that) seller who was frantically pointing behind me. 

"You forgot to pull handbrake ah!!"

The car was inching forward, silently, like a predator...nose first towards the car in front. 

Oh Fug!!!

I think I tried to hold the car back with my sheer strength for a while while jabbing at the 'open door' button on the car keys, half hop in and yanked the handbrake up like my life depended on it. Well, in a way, my life DID depend on that act itself. 

Breathing a sigh of relief, I got out of the door, locked it again and waved my thanks to the CD seller who was shaking his finger and head at me while I tottered off sheepishly. Will never happen again.

I got my DVD, came back and 'thanked' the CD seller again for saving my life but he waved me over. I was like ??? but....OK. 

So I crossed the road and thanked him again. 

Bluntly, this is what he told me, 'Buy 6 CDs from me.' I was silent for a while. Boy, this man must be....desperate, insane or shameless. Maybe all of the above. He saw my expression so he added, 'Well, 6 CDs is going to cost you a lot less than having to repair your car and the other are, Miss.'

In my mind is this: Wah, you help people and shamelessly force them to buy one shot 6 CDs whether they like it or not wan? Like this you do business? Man!!

But I sighed, saying nothing and said that I don't listen to so many songs. He said, 'Well, you buy four lah. OK lah, three. Three CDs'. He grabbed 3 CDs and threw it in my direction. Worried about the double-parking, I asked him, 'OK, no duplicate songs in the 3 CDs, right?"

He shook his head shadily, 'No No No. All original songs. No duplicate songs, all the latest!'

'OKlah'. I paid for it, grabbed it and headed home.

The damn conman, I tell you, there are so many duplicate songs in all three CDs that I might as well have bought three of the same CD! Bloody conman...although come to think of it, the conman really did save me from quite a fair bit of money. 

I let it pass. Man, I am never gonna forget about the handbrake again. 

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