My cousin called today to tell me about what happened to Auntie Lilly and Uncle Albert over the weekend.
It was a pretty slow Saturday morning, so Auntie Lilly was very happy to have received a phone call that told her she had been selected to receive some branded free gifts.
You know where this is heading, but Auntie Lilly didn’t, and very delightedly told Uncle Albert that they had free gifts waiting for them at Wisma Atria.
Eh, free MP3 player, you know? Free digital Canberra you know? We got selected you know?
My cousins knew where this was heading, and warned them that this was likely to come with a very big catch.
But free digital Canberra! Free MP3 player! Branded one you know?
And off they went, Uncle Albert and Auntie Lilly, to Wisma Atria, where they were to call their children after they had picked up their gifts, so that they could be picked up and fetched home.
A while only lah! Just answer some questions, then we call you ok? Free digital Canberra you know?
An hour passed and they didn’t call. So the cousins called them to ask what time they’d be done.
Finishing soon. You come and pick us up lah. Wait for us at Tangs. We waiting for the Canberra.
And the cousins went and waited outside Tangs for them. For half an hour, before they decided to buzz Auntie Lilly’s mobile phone again.
Err. Not finished yet lah. Still talking. Talking something lah. Your father got questions to ask.
This went on for another good hour, before an ashen-faced Auntie Lilly appeared at the taxi stand with a equally worried-looking Uncle Albert.
My cousins decided to frisk them and found that they had signed and purchased four thousand bucks’ worth of time-share lifetime holidays at luxury destinations across the world. Immediately, my cousin called the bastards to make sure they cancelled the deal, threatening bodily harm if necessary.
That got Auntie Lilly even more worried.
Eh, don’t scold them lah. They give us the Canberra you know?
And the branded MP3 player.
Auntie Lilly, there’s a price to pay for wanting to be so connected, you know?