It has come to no surprise that eating out can be expensive at times. The best way to save money is to cook at home, but there are definitely times when we’re just lazy and we resort to taking out (tapao).
More often than not, we would double check our cash to see if we have sufficient funds to buy food outside to avoid the trouble of having to go to the ATM before getting food, right? Because when we’re hungry, all we want is food in front of us -right now!
However, there are still some people who never check their money before ordering a huge take-out going way over their budget and have the audacity to ask for a discount rudely and getting mad at the stall owner for rejecting it.
Recently, a Facebook post went viral when a Malaysian girl presumably works at a Bak Kut Teh stall in Desa Petaling shared how a well-dress customer refused to pay for the meal he had ordered. Though the post has since been deleted, netizens reuploaded it on other pages.
Her post reads,
“This man came to the stall and wanted to takeaway some Bak Kut Teh but didn’t want to pay up. He told us that he did not have enough money and wanted us to give him a discount.”
We all know times are tough nowadays, and if the man had asked or explained it nicely to the stall owners, they would probably understand his situation and allow him to pay a little lesser than stated on the receipt.
But no, that is not the case because according to the girl, the man started to rage and threw a tantrum saying that if they did not give him a discount, he would post it on Facebook.
“The pack of Bak Kut Teh that he bought only costs RM12 but he kept complaining that it was too expensive and that he wanted to make a police report. When we insisted that he paid up, he tried digging money out to pay but it wasn’t enough. He continued to ask us for a discount. It wasn’t that we minded giving him a discount but he was shouting at us and kept threatening to post the incident on social media as well as reporting to the police.”
Thus, she posted the incident on Facebook to warn others about the man and to not fall to his antics, and it garnered over 4,000 shares in 24 hours before the post was taken down.
Her post received mixed reactions with some taking the man’s side while others said what he did was wrong.
“RM12 for Bak Kut Teh is a perfectly reasonable price, he should have been prepared with enough money before he went to the stall.”
“If he did not have enough money, he should have gone for a cheaper alternative.”
Those who were on the man’s side said,
“Maybe he was really hungry and did not expect to pay that amount. The stall owner could have just taken pity and treated him to a meal.”
Yes, what the man did was wrong, and probably you think that the man did not expect to pay that much, but you should also think for the stall owner too, they are trying to make a living on top of that, they have bills to pay too.
You don’t know exactly how much they earn from each bowl of Bak Kut Teh they sell, for all you know, it could even be less than RM1!
All in all, if you want a favor from a stranger, you need to earn it, do not act like douche and threaten people!
What’s your take on this? Do you think the stall owner should have given him a discount despite his rude behaviors? Share your thoughts with us!
(Source: Facebook / WOB)