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A shady opportunity to see Vietnam

So I have an amusing scenario and interesting choice before me.  To start from the beginning, I work at a bank.  One of our business accounts is 'Saigon Passion III Ultra Lounge'.  You may be able to imagine what kind of business that is   The owner is a regular customer who ended up running into a lot of trouble with the account, and I helped him out with a bunch of things to get it back on track.  Well actually the bank ended up forcing him to close the account and flagged him as DO NOT BANK, but there were no hard feelings and he still comes by once in a while.

He recently approached me with a proposition that is clearly kind of ridiculous and shady, but for some reason I am still considering it.  He wants me to go to Vietnam to meet his niece, and not suprisingly, the end goal is for things to work out so I can get her into America.  It would be an all expense paid trip for about two weeks, and I have more than enough vacation time to cover it (unless the bank realizes my manager only reported one week out of my two month medical leave when I broke my arm hahaha).  If things dont work out, no harm done, so he says.

The reasons I shouldnt go are many and various, so I leave that to you to discuss.  However, one reason I do want to go is a growing sense of wanderlust.  Vietnam has its issues, but it would be a very interesting trip and I know parts of it are very beautiful.  I have only been out of the country once, and I was too young to really appreciate it (Plus Stockholm is freakin cold).  I would definitely be on the look out for new car parts while I am there too.  The girl is actually pretty cute and apparently very smart and from a rich family, but to be honest I am pretty damn hesitant to get involved with her/all that.  That makes me feel bad because I would just be using my customer to see Vietnam.

Speaking of the customer, its hard to really judge him.  He dresses like a creep and of course there is the whole strip club owner thing, but he has a wife and a little boy who I see around town together from time to time.  He cant manage his money very well, but he does drive a brand new, red SLK.  Nobody at the bank trusts him because of the cons I just listed, even though he has never been anything but cordial and respectful.  Its kind of a tough call.

So I dunno, I am definitely eager to visit another country, but its kind of a whack situation.  What do you guys think? :P




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Re: A shady opportunity to see Vietnam

Do we really need to tell you the obvious answer to this question?


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No, I think I'm more looking for reasons I should go. hahaha


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Fuck that. Use the dude and see Nam.
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go. but don't get talked into bringing anything back and end up on Locked Up Abroad. :P

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[quote author=Fiji Mazda3 link=topic=128304.msg2743383#msg2743383 date=1226628223]
Do we really need to tell you the obvious answer to this question?
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Also it would be nice to see if anyone has any actual insight on daily life in Vietnam, or tourist life even. I am resourceful enough to take care of myself; I moved to Hawaii on my own when I was 19 with 300 bucks in my account, but then again HI is still the USA and Vietnam could be a whole different story. In fact, I'm certain it is.


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Re: A shady opportunity to see Vietnam

If I were you I would ask him to provide me with a picture of his niece first.
Then post it on here then I'll tell you if its worth it.



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oh man thats some shady shit!

does he want you to marry her to bring her back to the states?

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Dude you go over there and they gonna sell your organs. Ask for a picture to see if it is worth it though.
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Re: A shady opportunity to see Vietnam

Free trip? That is the only positive I can see. It just sounds like somethin bad will happen, like smuggling his niece into the country via marriage. Some weird shit like that.

Your decision though.


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