was trotting down orchard road this afternoon (with prized tikams just purchased) when i was approached by a young lad.
"you are singaporean? can do a short survey?"
what the heck, i looked at the paper, survey looked short enuf, no need to give personal particulars (there are some which solicits your address, phone number, ic number, etc etc)
lad asked a fwe questions, and within 3 minutes, survey was completed.
wait there's more.
to thank me, he whipped out 2 lucky draw coupons which i was supposed to peel on the spot.
one of which, had a building icon and he flipped his folder.
"congrats! you won 7 night accomodation in a city of your choice!"
of course there's a catch i thought, but seems like knowing my thoughts, he flipped to the page that has an official letter from the company.
blah blah blah...
we are not a time share company
but, i have to sit through a video presentation for 80 minutes. and i had to do it RIGHT NOW.
lad says, if you can do this (no obligation to purchase anything he added), he would get a bonus of $100.
still half suspicious, i followed him to the "video presentation".
at the heeren traffic light, he asked, are you single, do you have a boyfriend? i am like, what's the relevance?
"well, if you are attached, you have to bring your partner to the 80 minute presentation".
"but i can be single now and get married on 1 Jan cant i?"
"yes, but if you are attached, you and your partner have to come together".
i was really puzzled. what does this got to do with the prize i just won?
"oh, if you can show me your credit card, you can get $30 shopping voucher too"
by which time, traffic light turned green, i got really cynical.
and proceeded with my tikam shopping in the opposite direction.
sorry pal, if you cant get your $100. then again, i doubt there's really a $100.