This just happened to me. This is for real.
In morning bought a packet of beehoon in office charity sale
did not eat as ate ither things and later
got other lunch function
decide take beehoon home to munch for dinner
on way home went to simlim square (2 hours ago)
bought a Sony Thumb drive 1GB
new young salesman mistakenly told other lady saleslady price was $88
(he was too new to be allowed to operate the credit card machines)
when she pased me Visa card to sign, I noticed the price was wrong
so told them it is an error, actual price is $158
I could have signed taken the stuff and walked
but did not
because very "chik- ark"
the poor young salesman sure get scolding, pay cut or get fired
the boss started scolding him a bit already, then I said 'small matter'
to cool it
redo the Visa and signed for the $158 actual price
they were quite appreciative, including the new salesman
so got home, bathed and start eating the behoon while surfing PC same time
LUCKY - discovered a metal staple in the beehoon just before putting into mouth
(must have inadvertently dropped into beehoon in office charity sale by someone preparing it)
imagine if I had eaten it
and it pokes my throat or intestine?
maybe no way to take out
what saved me?
why and how come so lucky to discover it before eating ?
I believe in "yin kuo" or some call it "pao ying"
sometimes it takes years
what would have happened if I had just signed $88 for the Sony IGB thumb drive and walked out of the shop, knowing it cost $158 actually?
maybe the new young salesman get fired
maybe I get into hospital in great pain for a long time with a staple poking my intestines
don't fool around with retribution and don't take needless advantage of others