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Friday, February 5, 2010

记得当年我被骗。。。

read the papers just now.

my attention immediately focused on this particular one where a tutor harassed a family who for firing him/her...

hmm this brings to mind a similar incident yrs ago when I was still studying in NUS.

many undergrads take up tutoring to earn a lil money and I was one of them since I had a lot of free time for the course I took up.

there was this family I remembered very well, for reasons u shall see as u read on...

this mother of 3 whose older son and daughter were in Pri 4 and Pri 1 respectively. Her son was weak in all his subjects and back then there was streaming so it was a very important year for the kid. He was rather quiet and mumbled when he talked, so I had to ask him several times before I can get what he was saying.

The younger gal was alright but jus needed improvement in scores. She was really naughty and always took the lead to distract her brother during the tuition, or be the smart alec and try to talk back.

Now the mother wanted me to tutor both of them at the same time for 2 hrs twice a week and so I did. Payment was in the form of cash

it wasn't that bearable really because they were so easily distracted, I had to repeat myself many times and on top of that they'd start playing with toys!

anyways after tutoring them for 3 mths, suddenly when I arrived as usual on time in front of their apt, try as I might but no one answered the door. It was futile waiting around as I waited like 2 hrs like a fool, when I could hv headed home to study.

u know wat? that day was supposed to be payment time. And of cos by nightfall I knew what this meant.

The next night I came by again but again no one answered the door.

I called her on the mobile but no one picked up, either that or it was directed to voice mail.

I was really upset and angry that someone would cheat me like that. If she wanted to stop the tuition, she could jolly well face me and say it! but hey she owed me one and a half mth's wages!

I can understand the haraasment the mother felt in the newspaper article but I have to say that sometimes, I wouldnt hear from just one side of the story.

:( hahah , raking all this up brought out my anger too hahah, forgive already but still can't forget! :P

nvm, i'll forget it jus as quickly after a gd night's sleep :)

10 comments:

Carina Tan :] said...

wow, tht mother is quite irresponisble.
you must be really angry tht time right ?
but thn now you became an actress already, maybe whn they see you on tv, they might rmb you.
haha. do you still remember how they looked like ? ^_^

Eelyn, 郭蕙雯 said...

i think i still remember their faces, vaguely... the kids were quite cute actually

RegineP. said...

Wow . That's mean . & since they owe you 1 1/2 wages , you can go t th police & make a report rights ? Maybe you should go t their house nao & who knows , they might pay you on seeing that you're famous nao alr . Haha ,

Eelyn, 郭蕙雯 said...

nah, at the time i was jus a poor student without much money and it wouldnt have made economic sense to spend a bomb on legal fees and waste precious time jus to get a few hundred bucks back...

I was quite upset that there are ppl like that out there who could cheat students...

It was one of my 1st encounter that taught me that even if u treat everyone nice, not all will be nice back to u...

leonard said...

eelyn, do continue to share from personal experiences. so real. pls continue to influence pple for jesus, so that our support for u will not be in vain. i'm thankful that through your blog and twitter u share jesus. sister..HE saw those messages. i see that u and jeannette are really friendly to each other. is she a christian too?

Christieeeeeeeee said...

oh gosh... wth. you should report them*few yrs back*, but now is kinda late already.. i dont think they will pay you back even though you're a famous actress.. you should tell yr director to make a movie, like wht jack neo did.. remember? the being human movie?? and you should act as a tutor.. and insulted them back in the movie its ownself.. if they watch yr movie, maybe they will know you all talking bout them.. if they are clever enough to understand la.. but btw, dont think back la.. btw, is few yrs back right? so think positif-ly from now on.. !! YOU ROCK MY HEART!! :) <3

Sweet Memories said...

wat a irresponsible mother she is, haha but glad to hear tat you are willing to forgive them =)

God Bless=)

Jiann Shinn Vincent said...

That reminds me of one my early tuition student 6 years back. The mum owed me a total of $600 of (about 2 months of) tuition fees. I was too nice to allow them to owe me. The next time I went back to look for them, they have actually moved out and untraceable through the new owner. Superb. I learnt my lessons ever since.

Daryl Cheong said...

Wow! That was so mean of the mother! But of course, I very 羡慕 you eh, Eelyn jie jie! If I was you, I would stay there 24/7 just wait for them to come out... But, don't you know what time the kids go to school? You could wait for them to come out of their house...

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