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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I don't mean to be rude but....

So I was at the Train station waiting to go home, and a man 'Ghanaian' came to ask me for money, giving some crack story that he just arrived in the country, He is short of money, he needs to take a coach to 'Norrich' he also gave some unnecessary history.

Ok, i was torn between my feelings of empathy and Logic, Logic won though. I just thought, 'Scam', but then i didn't have cash on me and i told him. He then goes on to say 'I don't mean to be rude, but there is ATM'  The cheeky beggar! 

I didn't know whether to laugh or to give him some tongue lashing, so i just meekily said 'Yeh i know, but i don't want to go there' and he shuffled away.

Really glad i didn't give him anything.

5 comments:

Dolly said...

The actual pure cheek o.o

jemimahnaa said...

the nerve of him!!!still laffn after reading dis..he shoulda asked for the atm and pin na..cn so imagine him saying i don't mean to be rude in ghanian accent...lol..nice reply tho...sure he wasnt expectn it...lmao!

Sugabelly said...

Na wa! LOL!!!

cherchezlacurl said...

A similar guy tried to pull the same scam on me on two separate occasions (a year apart) at a train station. I can't remember if he was Ghanaian or Nigerian. The first time around I was young and naive and engaged him in conversation...told him I didn't have any cash on me and he also told he to go to an ATM. I had to hold back an "Oh no he didn't?!". Second time, I just walked on. Pity for him he feels the need to do this.

cherchezlacurl said...

A similar guy tried to pull the same scam on me on two separate occasions (a year apart) at a train station. I can't remember if he was Ghanaian or Nigerian. The first time around I was young and naive and engaged him in conversation...told him I didn't have any cash on me and he also told he to go to an ATM. I had to hold back an "Oh no he didn't?!". Second time, I just walked on. Pity for him he feels the need to do this.