Have you ever paid an expensive payment in bar like Yakuza bar in Kabuki-Cho? Of course, I have not. I am a perfect man. I do not go to such a dangerous place. Do you know the tea fraud in Shanghai? Beautiful ladies will talk to you at famous sightseeing spots in Shanghai, and they will ask you to take a picture. You will make friends with them. Finally they will invite you to go to tea. But, it is a fraud that forces you to buy an expensive tea in tea shop. The targets of tea fraud are just young men who came from countryside or tourist. They do not have friends in Shanghai. They want friends, so they are deceived easily by beautiful ladies. This is a story I heard from a friend of a friend.
He knew about tea fraud from local colleagues in advance. But he did not meet tea fraud at all. His Shanghai life was so fine. However, the incident occurred in the last week of staying in Shanghai. When he was walking around in downtown, two beautiful ladies talked to him.
Wemen: “Hi! Where are you from?”
Him: “I am from Japan.”
Wemen: “Oh, I studied Japanese when I was student.”
Two beautiful ladies said let’s go to coffee shop for talking. He doubted a little bit of two beautiful ladies. But coffee shop would be safe, so he went to coffee shop with them. They talked at the coffee shop.
Wemen: “We live in burabura. We are on the trip now.”
Him: “I went to there. That was nice place.”
They talked like this for an hour. After that, two beautiful ladies said let’s go to billiards nearby. He likes billiards so much, so he went with them. What a foolish guy he is? They arrived at a bar. It has a billiard table. He enjoyed billiards while drinking beer. Two beautiful ladies started to recommend whiskey to him. He did not like whiskey, so he did not drink that whiskey. Two beautiful ladies drank whiskey so much. He enjoyed billiards for an hour and received a payment. It showed 50,000 yen in Japanese. Why? He checked the bill. The cost of whiskey was too expensive! Yes, he was deceived.
What happened to him in the end? Actually to say, he had only 3000 yen from the beginning. Two beautiful ladies told him to pay with a card, but he did not even have a card. At the end, two beautiful ladies tried to threaten him for paying money. A muscular clerk came to mediate two beautiful ladies and him. He said to clerk to call police and hand over him.
Actually to say, the bar and two beautiful ladies are groups. They hate police. The bar wanted to continue the operation. At last, they gave up. They said only 3000 yen is Ok, Foo…
To tell the truth, he studied the tea fraud on the net beforehand. On the net, there are a lot of information who was deceived by tea fraud. He was ready to give counter punch to the tea fraud.
Second, he could speak Chinese. Two beautiful ladies threatened him to report this incident to his company. But he said to them in Chinese. No problem. Is there any failure for me? Then, two beautiful ladies could not say anything It is important to argue your right. That will be measure against the bad people. Two beautiful ladies seemed to be so regrettable because their fraud was fail.
He was satisfied so much with seeing them. He is very smart, isn’t he? But I do not recommend you to imitate him.
I think Japanese tend to pay asking price as it is. We can re consider that it is fair price or not before payment. Now we are in the Net era. You can get information as much as you want to know. Also, we are in Toastmasters club. We are studying to argue in English now. What a wonderful thing. If you want to argue in Chinese, you can go to Chinese toast masters too:)