I know! I’m still talking about the robbery. I have other things to write about, I swear, but they involve things like processing photos and, like, work. So for now, lists will have to do.
Things I Imagined Doing to the Myanmar Bros Who Stole Our Money
- Pointing menacingly with my umbrella tip and giving my best scowl while passing them on the street.
- Making a deal with the bro who led us to his sketchy, stealing money changer/bus ticket seller friends to help us get our money back.
- Approaching facilitator bro and saying, “I know what your friends did” before backing up slowly.
- Marching right up to the counter and demanding my money back.
- Taking a creeper photo of the establishment and sending it to the Myanmar tourism board.
- Using the tip of my umbrella to pry up the umbrella of one of the bros trying to avoid my passive aggressive glares on the street and saying, “Hi!”
What I Actually Did
- Gave dirty, dirty looks to the bros when I saw them on the street.
- That’s it.
Why I Didn’t Confront Them
- If a person is willing to steal, they may be willing to commit other crimes that might hurt more than my pocketbook.
- If the rumors about what happens to Myanmar citizens who screw with tourists are true, I didn’t want to go to the authorities. Even if the scammers are terrible people, I couldn’t justify pulling the trigger and sending someone to their horrible punishment in a Myanmar jail.
- I loved Yangon so much, I got over the ordeal relatively quickly, and didn’t want to depress myself or worry when I could be enjoying the place!
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