Yesterday, I went to buy 3 Black Gold durian from a Top Durian Station stall in Blk 156, Bukit Batok, but the seller who is a young man kept insisting that I should buy 4 durian so that I would get one free.
I refused to comply and so he reluctantly chose 3 Black Gold durian for me.
After he had opened the third durian to show me, he suddenly offered to give me a musang king durian free. I ascertained with if he really would give me a free durian.
He even asked if I would accept his kind gesture. I said that if it was free, then why not. I didn’t even bother to see what kind of durian he had chosen to give me free of charge or if the flesh was good or not.
After that, a pretty lady wearing the same company T-shirt as all the other sellers of the stall began to weigh the 4 durians. I quickly stopped her, reminding her that I should not be charged for the musang king durian.
She immediately claimed that I had heard her fellow worker wrongly. I kept insisting that the young seller offered the free durian to me and even approached him to verify my claim. To my consternation, he rebuffed me and pretended that nothing like what I claimed happened.
The next day, I went to the same stall to tell the durian sellers of the stall not to use such underhand methods to increase the sale of their durian.
They surrounded me and pushed me around, especially another young man with a ponytail who kept shouting as loud as he could into my left ear as he was a head taller than me. He even challenged me to a fight. Luckily, an old man sternly told them to stop the ruckus and let me go.
I believe they are Malaysians hired by a Singaporean. This stall is definitely what we call in Chinese a “Black shop”.
Beware everyone of this stall and the underhand methods that the sellers of the durian in this stall use.