Three weeks back we went to Pizza Hut near Airport next of Asiana Restaurant and one Bangladeshi boy happened to stop us all of a sudden near the parking (it was around 9:30 pm) and begged us to buy the small perfume bottle (something like Oudh) saying he has no money to eat and is surviving by selling the perfumes. And we gave him QR. 15/-. He told us to smell and take any one, but we just took one without taking the smell (though the kids wanted to smell, we didn't open to smell it).
As we don't like the smell of the perfume, we just kept in the car (now at home) and thought of giving it to one of the labourers in Lancy's office.
And today at office, I received the below email from our Manager (forwarded by one of the QP colleague) and was shocked after reading. Just want all of you to be careful and don't make the mistake we did. Thank God we did not give the perfume to anyone as yet. I haven't told Lancy yet as he is not back from office. I don't know how far the below is true. but I guess there are people unemployed who would like to do anything for money.
The below is as received...
Important notice please read DANGER in DOHA
PLEASE SPREAD THIS TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN, HELP SAVE LIVES OF OTHERS.
PEOPLE IN DOHA SHOPPING MALLS AND CROWDED STREETS (like: National area, Najma, industrial area and Al Wakra) might approach you to buy a perfume if you refuse they may still insist you try the sample smell. The smell has a killing gas, which will eventually kill you .
Reported by the Qatar government and Qatar police, 18 people have already died and 35 are still in hospital.
Please pass this message around to everyone you know, or may know via e-mail.
They spoke about it live yesterday.
Beware: do not, I repeat, do not smell any perfumes from any random people outside, unless they are from authorized agents in proper perfume stores.
This e-mail and any attachments are confidential to the addressee and may also be privileged. If you are not the addressee of this e-mail, you may not copy, forward, disclose or otherwise use it in any way what so ever. If you have received this e-mail by mistake, please e-mail the sender by replying to this message, and delete the original and any print out thereof.
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