Opinion: Review Your Purchase
Monet Moreno emailed me from California as a rejoinder on my column about merchants who rip the buyers. My wife Norma and I discovered that even on mallswhere the employees are expected to be honest on their entries, some aren’t.
Mostly, they target oldies like me. It is perhaps their presumptions that oldies are mali mali or diabetic like CJ Corona.
Like CJ Corona, I am also diabetic. But there is no law the way the Chief Justice is protected to protect us from price gauging and abuse. It is stealing, alright, but with our slow justice system, what chances have we?
Our society is producing young blood that can’t care anymore. Good and nice people are now killed, like they do with Judge Henry Arles and Dr. Andres Gumban.
Like price gauging, it is against good moral. But then, that is the reality of the times and no one has the right answer to solve things.
Here’s Monet Moreno’s email: To: Desiderio Deferia <email@example.com> Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2012 3:41 PM Subject: Re: Wise Or Otherwise 256 Hi Tito Ding,
I am glad that you brought light to this matter concerning dishonest merchants in the Philippines. When I went home to Bacolod last November, my brother Dr. Joaquin Moreno, thought I am stingy for checking the receipts before I make payments of my orders because I know for a fact that regardless of whether you are a foreigner, balikbayan or a native, you will still be ripped off. Unfortunately for the merchants, I am wise enough to check everytime and they always have to redo the receipts and the total. Good luck to you and Tita Norma.