Filipino designers love to travel overseas to get artistic inspiration. This is a story about a popular designer who stayed with a friend during his visit to an Asian country. The friend works there as an expatriate.
One day, the designer requested this friend to make a reservation in a posh restaurant because he is hosting dinner for Filipino friends in that city. Dinner went very well, everyone enjoyed the food. When it was time to settle the bill, the designer requested his friend to advance the payment because he does not have any local currency (doesn't he know how to use a credit card?).
The following day when the designer went shopping, the same incident happened. The friend did not mind advancing the payment because he thought that this designer was just be too lazy to have his USD exchanged. He was thinking maybe the designer will just give me the USD equivalent before he leaves.
Unfortunately, nothing like that happened. The designer left without paying. The friend was hoping that the money will be wired to him, but sad to say, he got no word from the designer.
Did the designer experience short term memory loss? Did he swallow a pill that made him forget about the advanced payments? Was he drunk when the advanced payments were made on his behalf? Puzzling!
By the way, this expatriate friend is now living in Manila but he has not receive any payment because he is too shy to bring it up. I wonder why are they still friends? I see them hanging out together.
In my initial draft, I named the city and country but decided not to because it will be a giveaway. The photo of the currency is a clue. I will just give you another clue, he is not a young designer.
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