After a class, I walked back to the staff room, poured myself a cup of hot teh-tarik and was about to enjoy my breakfast. Then my phone rang.
Man: Ahh... Ha..Halo. Sorry ah, tadi ku salah transfer credit. Boleh kita balikan credit tu?
Me: Huh? Oh.. Okay. (Still a bit blur) How much did you transfered?
Man: Empat ringgit. ($4.00)
Me: Okay, I'll transfer it back later.
Took a sip of my teh-tarik and looked at my phone. Wah... 3 missed calls and 2 unread messages. That fellow must had felt panicked. Lucky I was had a break else I bet there'll be 100+ missed calls!
And so I read those messages first...
Hmm... That man was quite polite.
Read second message.
But his wife is not!
Honestly I can't really understand those Malay SMS lingo, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't very friendly. Or I thought so.
I was so enraged at this sms! Just because I didn't get to answer the phone right away (because I was away teaching), and that made me a dishonest greedy pig who purposely wanted to cheat her BND4.00 credit?
$4.00 for God's sake!
Not $40 or $400 or $4000!
Want to report to DST some more?!
I could have just ignored it and whistle happily as if I won a lottery because it wasn't my fault if they transfered the credit wrongly.
It was their mistake, NOT MINE!
Maybe that $4.00 credit is very important to them, but still.. can't they just buy an Easi recharge card instead of transferring credit like that? I don't get it.
But I know my heart won't feel good if I just swallowed the credits. And so I transferred it back, angrily.
Bloody hell, cost me $0.50 for the service. And another $0.20 for picking up the call previously.
Yet my heart felt disturbed and I text the wife back,
Not something I normally do because I'm kind of those "Love & Peace" person.
If you're nice to me, I'll be nice to you. But if you're being rude and kurang-ajar to me, I'm pretty sure I'll return the same favor.
Somehow it kept me thinking, who's the bigger idiot here?
The man (for transferring the credit to the wrong person and expect the person to return it back)
Me (for being honest and wasted $0.70 while I could happily enjoy the 'bonus' $4 that God of Fortune had sent me =p) ?
Perhaps next time DST can improved their credit transferring service by...
Customer texting on the phone: *105*(phone no)*(amount)# - Send
DST reply: Are you sure you want to transfer (amount) to (phone no)?
For yes, type *105*yes# and send. For No, type *105*no# and send. If there is no reply within 30 mins, DST will take it as a YES and transfer your credit.
DST reply: Are you sure? Very very sure? DST and the receiver will not be held responsible for any loss caused.
For yes, type *105*yesagain# and send. For No, type *105*no# and send. If there is no reply within 30 mins, DST will take it as a YES and transfer your credit.
DST reply: One last time, are you sure? Very very very very sure? DST and the receiver will not be held responsible for any loss caused.
For yes, type *105*yesandtransfermycreditnow# and send. For No, type *105*no.igiveup# and send. If there is no reply within 30 mins, DST will take it as a YES and transfer your credit.
Customer throw phone against the wall because very pek-cek liao. =p
Above scenario is just my wild imagination, please do not take it seriously.. unless you're an idiot.