But since when turning down someone looking like a homeless bum means you’re a gold-digger?
Appearances can be deceiving as this woman found out in a brilliant prank that proved she was a ‘gold-digger’.
Josh Paler Lin from California – the self-proclaimed ‘craziest and most creative Asian prankster alive’ – posted the video showing a blonde choosing what she thought was a rich man over a poor one.
At the start of the footage, Lin, dressed in a Hawaiian shirt, lounge pants and a hat approaches the young woman sitting alone outside a cafe.
Asian Prankster Josh Paler Lin, dressed in a Hawaiian shirt, lounge pants and a hat approaches a young woman sitting alone outside a cafe but she rejects him saying she has a boyfriend.
‘You’re pretty cute, wanna hang out some time?’ he says forthrightly. But she shuts him down, saying: ‘No I don’t think so.’
She adds: ‘I have a boyfriend…it’s kinda serious… I don’t give my number out to people I don’t know.’
Rejected, Lin strides off into the cafe. Ten minutes later, however, a slick, white Mercedes arrives on the scene. A man in a suit – one of Lin’s friend’s, unbeknownst to the girl – climbs out talking loudly about million-dollar business deals.
When he goes over to the woman she is open to his advances and lets him sit down with her.
‘You don’t happen to have a boyfriend or anything do you?’ he asks. ‘No, no,’ she replies. Then he asked her out and she immediately said yes.
But before the two have time to solidify their plans the suited man says: ‘Oh actually I’m here meeting up with my boss.’
And who should he point to… but the casually dressed Lin, exiting the cafe.
‘I washed your car,’ he tells Lin, passing him the keys. ‘I got your jacket in the car.’
Lin then proceeds to remove the Haiwaiian shirt and don a smart black jacket before taking off his lounge pants to reveal black trousers underneath and putting aside his hat.
Surprise! Lin then proceeds to remove the Haiwaiian shirt and don a smart black jacket before taking off his lounge pants to reveal black trousers underneath and putting aside his hat.
The women was surprised seeing the homeless-look-alike guy she has just turned town turns out to be a millionaire
‘That’s your boss?’ the baffled girl says says to the suited man.
‘Yeah…Why does that matter?’ he asks her ‘Oh it doesn’t matter,’ she replies airily, ignoring his question about whether she still wants to go on a date with him and walking towards Lin.
‘Maybe we could hang out some time?’, she says to the prankster as he opens the door to his car.
‘I thought you had a boyfriend?’ he queried.
‘Oh it’s not that serious,’ the woman replies, keen to nab a date with this supposedly rich man.
But Lin puts her in her place: ‘I guess we could’ve hung out like 10 or 15 minutes ago,’ he says. ‘But I hate liars and I hate gold-diggers.’
‘Too bad for you,’ he finishes as he gets into the car with his friend and drives off, leaving the girl standing in the road.
The prank video has of course attracted much attention but opinions are divided. Many have been quick to criticise the ‘shallow’ girl.
‘I can’t stand lying trashy girls like this,’ one commentator writes.
However others have pointed out that the way Lin was dressed at the start was not the best look for anyone.
‘I never said she wasn’t a gold digger or a bad person, but if you approach most girls looking terrible, you will get the same reaction most of the time,’ one man says.
Turning down a guy dressing like a homeless is a crime now?
Another comments: ‘I gotta hand it to her tho, I bet she gets hit on everyday from regular dudes, so why not go for the top? I mean if she’s looking for a guy and she knows she can probably can get any guy she wants then maybe she thinks she can get the best.’
Some have strong words to say about the potentially hypocritical nature of the prank: ‘If a model type woman came up to you, wearing clothes covered in filth, black eye make up, looking like she was a crack or heroin addict and asked for a lift in your Merc, you would say no….
‘Then if she came back half an hour later, looking like she had just come back from a catwalk show, and asked again, you would say yes.
‘I hate these gold digging diggers as much as the man, but I hate hypocrites and spoilt brats who make videos to show off their cars even more. Have a little think about yourself champ.’
Some commentators question whether the whole scene was in fact staged.