While in Cambodia 1 teenage boy approach me...
Boy: Sir, please buy this book from me, 1USD
me: Are you sure? (doube confirmed with him)
Boy: Yes, only USD 1. Please by from me, I am very poor.
me: Okay (took the book)
Boy: Its USD 11 sir.
me: I thought you said its USD 1?
Boy: No sir, USD 1 is for the Postcard....
me: Then I do not want it anymore...thx.
I returned the book to him but he do not want to take it...until I leave the book on a rock pillars. The boy then slowly reduced the prize till USD 5 after I keep ignoring him. I felt some pity in the bottom of my heart. Also, the book he is selling is actually the book that I am looking for, and USD 5 is extremely cheap that in my heart, I really wanted to buy. I had to make a painful decision then.
me: Sorry, you lied to me, so I do not want to buy from you.
Boy: If I do not said USD 1, would you even look at me? I am very poor, I need money to study....please buy from me...
me: I am really sorry boy, you just can't lie. You can beg, and if you're honest, I would give you some money. But you don't lie.
Immediately another Cambodian boy come over to sell me the same book not far away, this boy did not use that dirty tactic so I buy from him instead. I feel extremely bad for the first boy as he silently watched his fren selling that very same book to me. Somehow, there is an unspeakable pain in my heart, but I had to teach him the hard way.