We, Filipinos, enjoy buying a lot of different things for our relatives and friends whenever we travel, may it be local or international. We have this concept of buying “pasalubong” to each and every people we are close to. More often than not, this includes delicacies, shirts, and keychains from the place that we have been to.
Well, there is nothing wrong with giving “pasalubongs” to our friends and relatives. Actually, it is a very endearing tradition that we have. However, tourists are often deceived by the vendors just so they can take advantage of the fact that they are not very much familiar with the place they are currently in. And that is what happened to this netizen who shared his unfortunate experience with a vendor.
The Facebook post of Aliyodin Mustapha enlightened his fellow netizens of how a fruit stall vendor tried to deceive him with her weighing scale. Of course, whenever we buy something in the market, it has to be weighed in order to identify how much we are going to pay for it. And this is how the fruit stall vendor that the netizen encountered tricked him into paying more than he should.
His post included pictures and videos of the incident with the fruit vendor along the highway of San Pablo City in Laguna. His group were on their way home from Lucena City to Tanauan City when they decided to stop by a stall and by some fruits to give as “pasalubong” to their families. They did not expect that this unfortunate and shocking event would happen to them.
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When they were done choosing which fruits to buy, they asked for the vendor to weigh the fruits when they noticed something suspicious. They called out the vendor for her fradulent weighing scale and she just ignored them and tried to deny and divert their attention instead. However, the commuter tried to weigh their fruits using his own measuring device and was shocked to found out that the vendor is indeed trying to trick them. A kilo of fruits weighs about two kilograms in the fruit vendor’s weighing scale.
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Of course, he immediately confronted the fruit vendor about her weighing scale. He asked her not to try to trick others anymore. Out of shock, he said that he will sue the fruit stall vendor for tricking them and the vendor immediately hid her tricky weighing scale out of fear.
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Their group instantly went to the police to ask for help but they were disappointed when the officer just confiscated the weighing scale and warned the shop. They decided not to press any charges eitherbut he called out the attention of everyone to beware of this kind of circumstances.