SM Horror Story/ies
Posted September 24, 2008on:
Last Sunday, as soon as I plopped myself on the couch after our Manila-Cebu flight, my cellphone rang. It was Ma. She was just checking on us if we arrived safely home and on time. But right after I replied, she proceeded to blurt her horror story.
She lost her wallet in SM Mall of Asia! Argh! And as she was speaking on the other line, she was close to hysterical. She narrated that Pa looked for a place to sit down while she went to nearby Celine. She was just a few minutes inside Celine, picked an item she wanted to buy and proceeded to the counter. She noticed nothing unusual, except that the mall and the boutiques were jampacked with people. It was a weekend sale after all.
At the counter, when she unzipped her bag, she found her long wallet gone! Her cards, cash, senior citizen’s ID, everything… gone!
I could feel her anguish. Along with the cash she lost was the cash gift I gave earlier that day for her birthday… I was even joking about it, telling her I couldn’t afford to buy her an LV Speedy yet (to replace her Lacoste bag), but the amount could be her 1st installment…. *Sigh*
Sad thing is, this wasn’t the first time it happened. Earlier this year, she also lost her wallet from inside her bag while in SM Southmall with Pa. Same story. The thief seemed to have used some “sleight of hand” trick for Ma not to feel anything. Grr.
Let this be a warning to all to please be careful with your bags or wallets. SM is not immune to these petty criminals. Hard times… There’s no telling when and where the thieves would strike again.