My biggest whinges about Singapore - are they justified?

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Post by EADG » Tue, 04 Apr 2006 9:01 pm

Global Citizen wrote:Wham, its never good to make allegations unless armed with facts to substantiate.

First of all the incident that really sticks out in my mind didn't occur with me personally but in my presence to a group of unsuspecting Japanese tourists.
won't comment on the first for obvious reasons, but the second, much as I'm normally quick to go to bat for the Japanese, those in tour groups tend to be (trusting, yes but) naive targets, alarmingly so, in NY or elsewhere

though NY *does* have some pretty sharky people looking for such bait

anyway, it would be folly to judge an entire state's peoples by their waiters and waitresses, though I agree w/Mary, there's nothing like the service at most diners, real humans you can talk to (I used to be in the service industry too)

what gets me is the sophomoric 'attitude' at Bar None from the bouncers when there's a queue, as if that place was actually happening - they're not even close to *real* rude bouncers at a real nightclub in say NY or Paris

but odd that you had bad experiences from service staff, if they are ones who work for tips anyway, that usually isn't the case

...unless you're a cheap tipper.... :wink:
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Post by Global Citizen » Tue, 04 Apr 2006 9:11 pm

EADG wrote:
odd that you had bad experiences from service staff, if they are ones who work for tips anyway, that usually isn't the case

...unless you're a cheap tipper.... (that wasn't a dig)
Reread my post. I don't think you understood at all.
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Post by EADG » Tue, 04 Apr 2006 9:27 pm

Global Citizen wrote:
EADG wrote:
odd that you had bad experiences from service staff, if they are ones who work for tips anyway, that usually isn't the case

...unless you're a cheap tipper.... (that wasn't a dig)
Reread my post. I don't think you understood at all.
peace, sister, let it go. you're becoming the heavy here, I was just talkin' with ya

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Post by Wham » Wed, 05 Apr 2006 9:39 am

Eadg, clearly GC has some VERY REAL second or third hand knowledge about some Japanese Tourists that had a bad time, so this makes her an expert on ny service. This may be one of the funniest things i have read on this site in a long time.

GC - can't take a dose of your own medicine? Lighten up - and you are generating bad karma and the service you experience will only get worse as a result.
"He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man." Samuel Johnson

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