We cannot deny that it’s somewhat our nature to judge others due to their outward appearances, unwilling to understand who they are and what they are going through in life. We’ve also heard countless stories or experienced incidences of prejudice firsthand. This, sadly, also happened in Thailand after an elderly man, named Lung Decha, entered a store while he was dressed shabbily.
One day, the old man entered a motorcycle shop to find his dream bike. Unfortunately, the sales people ignored him thinking that he was just there to window shop vehicles he could never afford. However, everyone was floored when Lung suddenly talked to the shop’s owner and informed him that he would purchase a Harley Davidson motorcycle.
The man checked out every part of the model that he chose, and eventually paid the bike in cash: 600,000 Baht (PHP 990,996).
Lung instantly caught everyone’s attention in the store, which resulted in netizens taking snaps of him and sharing his story on social media. News about him spread like wildfire until it reached the netizen who claimed that was the elderly person’s sister.
The relative then narrated that her brother worked as a mechanic and fixed other people’s vehicles all his life. He then took an early retirement when he finally completed his savings to buy himself his own, and a luxurious bike.
Lung then went back to the store with his bike, and was finally nicely dressed. He sported a black shirt and sunglasses and he looked like a true rider.
What can you say about this story? Were you also surprised by the elderly man’s purchase of the Harley Davidson bike? Do you know someone who owns the same model? Share your comments and reactions below, and don’t forget to share this story with your family and friends online!