The human mind is something that is so complex and full of twists and turns that one could not possibly be able to comprehend to it so easily…

Who is a friend? Who is a foe? The simplicity of this question is answered by millions of neurons going through our head… Yet the answer is ever so far beyond the simplicity of it… We may never know if someone is really who we think he is, especially in these times full of lies and deceit in the human world…

As the Chinese simply put it: 好人难做( Being a good person is always difficult)

It so happened that a few weeks ago, my girlfriend came over to my place to stay for the night. What happened was that she put her hand phone on the table and went to sleep… The next day morning, she woke up wondering how come the phone alarm didn’t go off. It was then only when she realized that the phone was missing. I was woken up thinking that she had only misplaced it somewhere and we would find it in no time… But then, after an hour of fruitless search, we came to a conclusion that the phone was really stolen… So, in a daze, I called up my friend who was more senior and should have more knowledge on these kinds of matters and asked him to come over and help me think over it.

Layout of the house

Thinking back, my girlfriend recalled that she actually saw someone appear at the window that night… It just happened that she thought that she was dreaming and didn’t do anything about it… It seemed so unimaginable… A house thief!!! What should we do?

So then, we came upon a decision to call up a house meeting that night… The motive of the meeting was to find out who the culprit was… So, I told everyone during the meeting that such a thing had happened and that someone among us has not been very honest. I told them that I had already known who that person was and was giving him a chance to own up… Basically, we were just playing mind games with them and trying to find out who the person was… The meeting came and went… but not without success… Both my girlfriend and my friend who were observing the people attending the meeting came to the same conclusion that there was one specific person who fit in the “thief personality”… So was it really him?

Here comes the second part of our mind game: I SMSed him the next morning asking him: “Do you have anything to tell me?”… He said no, nothing… and asked me whether I’ve caught the thief yet… Then I started hitting down on him saying that the thief still didn’t come forward and put on lots of hints that I am suspecting he is the thief… He ain’t dumb too… and he asked me whether I was suspecting him and said that he was very disappointed… and had nothing to tell me…

What could I do?

It appears that the thief was far from being conscious of what he had done… A few days later, my wallet was found on the floor with all the money gone and all the insides obviously being gone through before… What’s funny though is that the person even bothered to take all the shillings…

Days passed and weeks gone by… It appears that I’m getting further and further away from catching the wretched thief… You can say that I’ve given up hope and focused more on protecting my assets from further thefts…

(To be continued…)