Just a few days ago, the case “the old man bought 4 tarts at the original price” attracted the attention of netizens.
The old man doesn’t know how to use the phone to scan the payment code
The girl said that that day her grandfather went to the supermarket to buy things. She asked him to buy cakes from KFC because at that time, the store was running a promotion for 8 tarts for 29.9 yuan (more than 100,000 dong).
The girl instructed him to ask carefully if the staff had this promotion before buying.
But an old man like him certainly couldn’t understand all of this.
So he asked the staff how much the tarts cost, ended up buying 4 cakes at the original price.
He explained that he didn’t know how to use a smartphone, so he just asked directly at the counter. However, the staff did not introduce him to the promotion. He was also afraid to ask too much, so he paid 32 yuan (nearly 110,000 VND) for 4 tarts.
Reportedly, China is trying to enforce full payment encryption. Accordingly, all transactions can be done by scanning phone codes, transferring money via electronic banking.
The girl feels very sorry for him, not because of money, but she remembers when he was a child, he often bought breakfast at KFC.
Back then, every morning I woke up with a hamburger. Feeling really happy.
To this day, he often asks her if she wants to eat KFC, but the girl always refuses because she can order herself using an online app. Not because she criticized his kindness, but because she didn’t want to upset the elderly.
There was also a similar story before. A rural mother takes her two children to KFC. Because I’m not used to using a pay phone, I kept messing around in front of the counter. So all 3 mother and daughter had to wait 40 minutes and still could not have a meal. Finally, have to ask customers who are eating to order food.
It is known that that time was not crowded hours of the day. However, the staff just stood and watched, not paying attention to the mother’s “begging for help” eyes.
Obviously, it only takes 1 minute to complete the order process for customers, but in the end, the poor mother and daughter had to wait for more than 40 minutes.
In the comments, someone voiced their displeasure:
“The most tiresome invention of the century was scanning payment codes for food. If you have hired a staff to stand at the counter, why do you still have to use your phone to scan the code? Originally wanted to make payment more convenient, but in the end only brought trouble to customers.”
“Who doesn’t have to get old. Of course, the elderly cannot be familiar with high technology. Wasn’t the service industry born to help customers anytime, anywhere? Why be so rigid?”
“Not everyone knows how to use mobile apps. In this day and age, not being able to use smart things is despised by people. It’s disappointing to this society.”
Right! Science and technology are meant to serve people. But today’s smart designs go against the ability of a part of people in society.
The operation seems very simple to us, but it is extremely difficult for the elderly, even young people with little contact with modern electronics.
The group of “weak” people are disadvantaged in the era of advanced technology
In Suzhou (Anhui, China), a 58-year-old man bowed his head and burst into tears in front of a line of people in a train station.
He worked as a green cleaning worker in Shanghai, wanted to buy a train ticket to his hometown to celebrate Tet, but every time he went to buy a ticket, he saw a long line of people waiting in line.
6 times to the train station, each time can not buy tickets, even standing tickets are not available.
Staff advised him: “He went online to see if train number 8, 9 still had tickets. Do you know how to buy tickets online?”
Hearing that, he was shocked, didn’t know what to do, and ended up crying because he thought he couldn’t go back to his hometown to visit his family.
He took off his hat, bowed his head, and begged the benefactor to give him a ticket to his hometown.
On the Shanghai city bus, the driver told the elderly couple to scan the ticket code. The old woman took the phone to scan a few times with no success.
Driver said: “The phone is out of space, tell the family to recharge”.
An annoyed passenger shouted: “Get off the bus, make other people wait?”
The old woman only had to tell the old man to quickly get out of the car so as not to obstruct traffic.
When you were young and enthusiastic, creating value for life, you considered yourself a strong person in society. But when you get older, even if you have done many big things before, you will be defaulted to becoming the weak.
Instead of looking at us with cold eyes or speaking impatiently with promptings, we can understand and act to help.
The world is constantly evolving, you consider yourself proud of keeping up with the times. But the elderly, or even the poor, have little or no opportunity to absorb new things. But, is that worthy of criticism and bullying?
Remember, before you were born, those elders had a great time in their time. At that time, what did you do with this life?
Please sympathize with the part of people who are classified as weak in society. Not as lucky as you, but they are still part of this society.
Of course, being honest and giving is a personal choice. But live true to the way of being human, because you never know if you will face the same thing when you are old and weak or not!