Having breadfast this morning and as usual, some breadfast buddies, same venue and some chit-chats. This morning i felt kind of exasperated by a confession made by one of my breadfast buddies, the account of how he was cheated by another coffeshop mate some money, albeit not a lot of it.
The cheater who goes by the name Steven, when i first knew him carried himself well, didn't look a bit of a con man to me as well, though he didn't really join us as often as the rest of my other buddies, but we knew him.
Steven coaxed my friend J into buying a 32" brand new TV which Steven claimed that it was a lucky draw winning from some sources and my friend J thought that it was some thing going for a song, despite J's initial skepticism about the truth of the claim, he chose to trust Steven's story nonetheless as he felt how could a friend cheat another friend with that amount of money.
A deal was finally struck,and suddenly J found out that the so called brand new TV he bought from Steven was in actual fact a second hand unit and this model is an obsolete model when he enquired from some electrical shops with the corresponding model number. J gave another friend a ill gotten windfall of about RM 800.
The reason J shared this with me was with the intention that he didn't want me to be duped into another trap set up by another friend. Cheekily i told J that he was partly to be blamed as well, simply because he didn't firstly check the good upon receiving it, and he argued that he didn't so because he trusted a friend.
And now my friend J is on the crusade of telling his story to friends in our so circle to prevent other from being conned. A good deed indeed.
Q)Do you really think that sometimes we can be so gullible all in all in the name of TRUST and have you ever been conned by a dear friend?
P/S : God gave us wisdom but most of the times it is overruled by the heart.