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Postby morenangpinay » Wed, 04 Mar 2009 8:14 am

WHAT i need is for people in Singapore to stop picking their noses in public.....ew...really its disgusting.

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Postby textex » Wed, 04 Mar 2009 2:42 pm

or people who sit at the hawker centers that start to pick/massage their feet and then wipe his/her face with the same hand...YUCK...suddenly I'm not hungry anymore.

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Postby morenangpinay » Wed, 04 Mar 2009 10:33 pm

textex wrote:or people who sit at the hawker centers that start to pick/massage their feet and then wipe his/her face with the same hand...YUCK...suddenly I'm not hungry anymore.


lol i havent had the pleasure of seeing that lol hopefully never.. also on transpo...need more trains not less seats.

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Postby DaisyRae » Wed, 18 Mar 2009 9:01 pm

President-S wrote:
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AngryAngMo wrote:how about automatic electric shocks for people standing on the right side of the escalator in the morning rush hour :)


Hmm.. Must excuse those who are new to the city, e.g. my mom and my aunt who are in their 60s and are totally unconscious of the 'rush'. =P

Actually, we will really find a lot of things that will annoy us anywhere we go but we just have to remember that we may also be doing things that annoy others as well - and we just don't know it!



All this 'standing on the left side' thingy is not that annoying okiie.
I've met a 101% annoying plus irritating!!!! one!!!
I was on my way to school with my friends. This 'office auntie' dressing
in her 'office wear' was staring at the 3 of us from the moment she step
in the train. And suddenly she came to us and scolded us ' the people
don't like you all !! the country don't like you all too !!' We were like 'huh!?"
After one of my friend stood up and scolded her ' we're singaporean ok!!' we then realise oh she though we are those Republic of China. But she just scolded us without
clarifying.
She reply ' Don't even know how to give up your seats to aunties.'
We were like "huh!?"
I scolded her:"Your E-link tag one is money our E-link is not money la!"
" You deserve a seat and we don't ar! Pls look at yourself in the mirror
before scolding people, you're not as old as those ah ma okiie"
When she only look late 40s!!
What do you think. Mine annoying or the Left hand side thingy.


Hmm.. Yeah, an elderly person asking someone else to give up his/her seat is annoying because this is supposed to be done voluntarily. But, well, if I were in your place, I would have given up my seat for her if she asked for it. (I'd rather avoid embarassment and confrontations.) Doesn't really matter what age she is, if I see that she needs to sit down, then fine, but don't nag me about it! >,<
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Postby Gothixaz » Sat, 02 May 2009 10:17 pm

but seriously man.. she's only in her late 40s and she's scolding teenagers in public about not giving up their seats to her? who the heck does she think she is LOL.

Ive an encounter which I would like to share too. I was on board the MRT with my friend when this auntie in her 40s who was standing next to us suddenly glared at my friend and said " step on people dont know how to say sorry one har? " before proceeding to stomp on my friend's foot. Crazy woman.. our feet were not even close to hers. At Jurong East station she promptly shoved her elbow into my friend's ribcage before alighting to catch the train to Boon Lay. That was when i lost it and commented aloud " cock eye one har? which eye of yours saw his foot stepping on you. " when followed was a barrage of vulgarities from her. sheesh =\ unlucky day~

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Postby morenangpinay » Wed, 06 May 2009 2:07 am

i saw this old lady with lots of bags standing in the mrt next to the dedicated seat which was being occupied by a guy. The teenager next to the old lady asked the guy to give up his seat for the woman but he refused saying excuses.

I think that was shameful if not sad. That guy is not compassionate to others. I mean if you see an old lady think of her as your mom, if she was in her place wouldnt you give up your seat?

i think that Singapore has a long way to go before learning how to be gracious.Atleast the government is putting up advertisements on being gracious...and kind. And I've only seen this advocacy in this country when in others its reflex.

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Postby Gothixaz » Wed, 06 May 2009 4:48 am

that guy is just pathetic man.. he could easily have been a gentleman and given up his seat. wouldn't hurt him to stand for awhile, would it? But then again, Singaporeans these days seem to be getting more and more kiasu. Most wouldnt even wait for passengers on MRTs to alight before squeezing in as though they're gonna die if they fail to get a seat. i would usually give up my seat on a bus or an mrt if i see an elderly person on board. However, i personally feel that some old people do not deserve our respect. take for example, at bus interchanges where some old folks would simply cut to the front of the queue and pretend like they did nothing wrong even though the queue was extremely long. perhaps this sort of behaviour, amongst others, led some of the younger generation to be less gracious.

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Postby morenangpinay » Thu, 04 Jun 2009 1:21 am

yeah i see this also ...while some people even those who are pregnant when people give their seat to them do not have the curtesy to say thank you.

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Postby LoriW » Thu, 04 Jun 2009 4:33 pm

Something I remembered from the late 70s/early 80s was the "Singalion" symbol for courtesy - when a cartoon Lion was used to teach singaporeans how to be courteous to others!! As someone in their late teens/early 20s and born and brought up in the UK, I found this hugely bizzarre.

Over 20 years on, I still see this irritating little lion on buses and the MRT, but he doesn't really seem to have done his job very well!!

So ........... my "what Singapore needs" ........... is for Singaporeans to be less self centred - my beloved says it's plain rudeness but I'd almost say that it's a thing of looking after number one taken to an extreme!

Why do people have to sit on the outside of bus seats and blatantly ignore anyone who wishes to sit next to them? Also why do there need to be signs on the MRT instructing people not to pretend to be asleep and to give their seat up to someone who needs it more??!

I do also find a weirdness with some sort of "superiority/inferiority complex" ........... does anyone else know what I mean?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 04 Jun 2009 6:30 pm

Yeah, we all do. Search these forums, it's been discussed ad nauseum here!

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Postby dep » Fri, 17 Jul 2009 11:15 am

lol interesting experiences you all have but when you've been to China and lived there for quite a while ,you will find Singapore much much much better lol

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 17 Jul 2009 11:51 am

dep wrote:lol interesting experiences you all have but when you've been to China and lived there for quite a while ,you will find Singapore much much much better lol


dep,

welcome to the forum.

Most of us have. But the problem is that Singapore like to portray themselves as god's gift to the world..... China doesn't run around the world screaming "Tony, look at me, look at me Tony". This country gets tennis elbow from trying to pat itself on the back.

Unfortunately, it's a country with a 1st world infrastructure and 3rd world social habits. (And that's stretching it). It wouldn't be so bad but, as has been said umpteen times, people always point out other countries are just as bad (said in the defense of their bad habits) except for the fact that other countries haven't run 35 years of courtesy campaigns to educate the population with absolutely not discernible improvement in all those years. :cry:

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Postby hiromice » Sat, 18 Jul 2009 12:07 am

Politeness!

As a foreign lady, I always hold doors for others, but both men and women here just walked through without saying thanks or giving any eye contact, certainly never hold a door for me. :shock:

Oh wait, I am the fat panda bear, so no one will hold the door for me... :cry:

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Postby hibri2 » Sun, 19 Jul 2009 1:32 pm

hiromice wrote:any eye contact,


that is very asian, not so much because they want to be rude or not polite, it is a cultural thing... (it annoys me a little bit but other cultural things from other places equally annoy me)

not saying "thanks" in other hand it is really lack of courtesy... what i do is i say in a loud voice "YOU ARE WELCOME!" or "THIS IS WERE YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO SAY THANKS"
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Postby samy121 » Thu, 23 Jul 2009 1:03 am

Singporean or not, I've seen young teen sitting playing psp while an old lady standing next, finally a foreign Indian worker across gave up his seat.. somehow i wonder where all those years of education in us has gone to...
sorry, m'sian chinese staying in sg for 10+ long years here... who hate to take trains... and couldn't quite figure out the Singapore ways...


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