Facebook user Diana Soh shared how her elderly mother bought a plate of $5 economic rice from a stall at a Bedok hawker centre.
She had paid $10 and the hawker had allegedly refused to give return her change, insisting that the elderly customer had given her a $5 instead.
The hawker then started shouting at the elderly woman and asking her to “swear that she gave them a $10 note and if she didn’t, (she) will be hit by a car and die”.
The incident happened on 25 August at about 1.30pm, at Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre.
Here is what she said
Everyone please beware of this dishonest hawker stall and do not patronise them, especially our elderly folks! My elderly mom ordered a plate of economic rice which costs $5 from this stall that day.
She passed them a ten dollar note to pay for the food and they didn’t return my mom the change.
When my mom tried to ask for the change, they refused to return her any and started arguing with my mom, yelling at my mom asking her to swear that she gave them a ten dollar note and if she didn’t my mom will be hit by a car and die! If my mom swear then they will return my mom the change.
They just kept insisting that my mom gave them a five dollar note.
My mother is not color blind, and she can definitely differentiate a red ten dollar note from a green five dollar note!
This hawker stall is very rude and dishonest and take advantage of the elderly thinking they’re helpless and won’t be able to do anything about it.
My mom is very angry and wants to warn everyone about this hawker stall so others will not experience the same fate as her.
This kind of behaviour is very unacceptable! How do we actually lodge a formal complaint against dishonest hawkers in Singapore???