Wednesday, 18 June 2008

You Could Be Paying For Others' Handphone Charges

Yes, I feel a strong compulsion to share this incident involving an aunty and 3 primary school children outside the school gates in Sembawang on Tuesday, 17 June 2008 at about 5.30 pm.

The exchange of words grew louder and louder that I could not avoid not hearing what had transpired between them. Two foreign girls had used a local classmate's handphone to SMS and make overseas calls.

Unknowingly, the aunty's daughter had allowed the foreign girls to chalk up a hefty bill of more than S$600. Aunty had threatened to complain to the school principal if the foreign pupils' parents continued to avoid making full settlement.

I listened with much disgust when the pupils countered aunty's demand by asking in a rude manner for the account number so that they could verify the details over the internet. I moved on, hoping that it was not the pupils' further attempt to avoid settlement.

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