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Never Leave Your Money On The Table

Leaving your money on the table while dining outside is a careless habit that you should break. This is not an expression nor a phrase but a reality. Men are prone to leave their change, car keys and wallet on the table while eating their meals hungrily. The sight of money laying on the table is inviting strangers especially the beggars to ask for your donation , a spare change for him to buy a meal. Here in Malaysia, you may encounter countless of beggars, monks, deaf and mute, paralyzed people begging for money while you dine in coffee shops, restaurants, roadside stalls and even the bus stand. You may donate a dollar or two but to them, it is not enough. The money you had left on the table is the amount these poor people wanted. You give them an inch, they wanted a foot. Hence, remember, never leave your change on the table. Always slip the change into your pocket even though you are in a big hurry or hungry.

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Kasman wrote on October 29, 2015, 10:41 AM

It's not just Malaysia where this is a bad idea. Round my way it would attract all sorts of undesirables and wouldn't be on the table for long!

Mommyjen wrote on October 29, 2015, 11:15 AM

Same here in my country.Leaving your loose change on the table is not a good habit.

Mommyjen wrote on October 29, 2015, 11:17 AM

I totally agree. It's not just in Malaysia.In my country, if you leave your valuables unattended, they will disappear from your eyes in a matter of seconds.

Feisty56 wrote on October 29, 2015, 11:51 AM

I learned a long time ago not to flash my money in public at all. It's an invitation for trouble.

morilla wrote on October 29, 2015, 1:58 PM

The only money that gets left on the table around here is the tip. That becomes a problem for the waiter/waitress. While most are pretty good about that, there are some who will 'poach.'

Paulie wrote on October 30, 2015, 4:13 AM

It then obviously would be a mistake to leave any kind of tip on the table like people do in the States. Can't the restaurant owners keep these people away because they are bothering customers?

Colibry21 wrote on October 30, 2015, 1:17 PM

I doubt it's a good idea to do that here either. I'm sure this applies to a lot of places.