I received a SMS message from a distant relative,that read something like this..........
Relative : " Eugene, interested to do some business?"
Me : " I am open to ideas..go on"
Relative : "40k for low investment, 180k 4 high investment, money back in six months"
I missed to reply the above message, then another sms ensued.
Relative : "or if can lend me 20k, i return 25k after 4 months"
Me : " That is not a business idea lah and i don't want to be like a loan shark,if you have serious business ideas,therefore it is ok,ya"
There was no further SMSes from him anymore thereafter..................
I have always wanted to be a nice guy possibly the best I can but by being nice guy, i just don't want to be construed as stupid.
One hand you said 40k, 180k with no proper business plan,then suddenly you asked for loan of 20k with such a lucrative return.......sorry i am not that fool hardy and gullible.......
Now I still feel concerned for him, i am worried that this guy could be already in debt and he needed "rescues" to bail himself out and hopefully, it has nothing to do with Ah Longs and prayerfully i hope i am wrong,dead wrong so that he is safe .
P/S : I wish i was wrong and you were right