Thursday, May 08, 2008

Voice #8 - An innocent conversation?

trafficking poster, originally uploaded by c_p_lew.

A young man chatting up some young women at the bus station.It's probably just an innocent conversation. While waiting for the bus, there's really not much else to do.

"Where are you from?" the young man whispered.

The two sisters look at each other before shyly answering. "From Ban Nawk." Noy tried not to look at his face but his eyes seemed to drew out something in her.

"Have you been traveling long? You must be hungry." And he drew out some cakes from a bag he was carrying. "My mother packed so many things for me to eat on the bus. You know how mothers are."

The sisters laughed and they both decided that he couldn't be a bad man. He was so nice.

On the wall behind them is a sign warning about the dangers of people being too friendly, offering jobs for high pay for unskilled work. When the young man casually said that he knew of some jobs, the two sisters got up and thanked him and got on their bus.

Was it a close call or not? Was he just trying to be friendly?

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