This morning I was at a Shop and Save supermarket. I was looking at some fruits when a pretty girl appeared at my side. She offerred me a small packet of mini crackers and said something like 'try'. I thought she asked me to buy so I said 'don't want'.
I think I said too soon. Next moment she said free one. Then I noticed she was carrying a basket with packets of the crackers on one arm. Oh, free I said and took the packet.
Felt quite embarrassed - said don't want; now free, want. Forgot to thank her.
But if I didn't take it she would think I was acting.
Better let her think I'm a greedy Singaporean than a hypocrite.
The word free is very appealing.