during lunch break today, I needed to go to a shop near Atria Shopping Centre to stock up on my herbal medicines. My handbag was really full of papers and notebooks so i thought no need to bring my handbag, just my wallet, keys, handphone and laptop (because my mother always tells me don't leave your laptop in your car)
So I got out the car. I was holding everything in front of me when suddenly, a guy on a motorbike came in front of me and grabbed my wallet straight out of my hand.
I was so shocked i dropped everything except my laptop. I quickly truned around to try and at least see his liscense plate number but he was gone.
I stood there, in the middle of the road for a while, trying to think, what happened?
I went to inform the shop that I couldn't pick up my order because obviously, I had no money then got in my car and drove straight to the bank to cancel all cards, then went to police station to make a report because I can't apply for some of the cards again without police report.
And here was I thinking up until today, if i don't carry a handbag, not as easy to rob me.
Yea, right... still kena....
When i was at the police station, they were telling me that a lot of women are like me, think not carrying a handbag will make us not so easy a target, but it can happen anyway..
So really now, I have no idea what to do anymore... carry handbag, dangerous, carry wallet, dangerous... so how?
Put everything in my underwear then everytime i need to pay for something i put my hands in there?!
Anyway, the policemen all said lucky I didn't fall (eventhough I was wearing high heels) and lucky he didn't hit me with his motorbike... we've all read in the newspapers how people get hit while these people try to snatch something... there have been some death cases.
So everyone, please just be careful...
lucky i'm ok, could be in a hospital right now... I somehow think that because I was holding my laptop in front of me, I didn't get hurt, because he could only grab my hand and hit the laptop, not my body....
Lucky I listen to my mother... :)