Why are people so rude on the MRT!! Some1 Enlighten me!

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Post by Vaucluse » Fri, 08 Jan 2010 11:02 am

Not all, no. I agree. Anything from 'middle class' upwards are fat, spoiled brats who bully their yaya. . .

There's only one family I know in the PIs whose children are not at all spoiled. The father is a colonel and the kids go to Opus Dei . . . strict all around . . . and nice.

The others I get to meet on my monthly business trips are . . . ugh . . .

I believe it has something to do with the economic development impact on society in Asia particularly
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Post by nakatago » Fri, 08 Jan 2010 11:11 am

Vaucluse wrote:The others I get to meet on my monthly business trips are . . . ugh . . .

I believe it has something to do with the economic development impact on society in Asia particularly
I think some people are just so sick of living in poverty that the moment they improve their lot in life and in their hurry to leave their poor past behind, they quickly and pretentiously assume the lifestyles of the affluent. The "life of privilege" thing I referred to earlier.

I encountered a Filipino family while I was on the train in Sydney. The kid kept whining in a non-Filipino English accent about how she wanted to take a seat in the full car in spite of my friend already offering her a seat. The aunt kept berating her for whining and me and my friend wanted to throw the kid out the window.
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Post by Vaucluse » Fri, 08 Jan 2010 11:41 am

nakatago wrote:
I think some people are just so sick of living in poverty that the moment they improve their lot in life and in their hurry to leave their poor past behind, they quickly and pretentiously assume the lifestyles of the affluent. The "life of privilege" thing I referred to earlier.

Yes, I would agree to that, hence my comment re economic development being a cause in this.

I encountered a Filipino family while I was on the train in Sydney. The kid kept whining in a non-Filipino English accent about how she wanted to take a seat in the full car in spite of my friend already offering her a seat. The aunt kept berating her for whining and me and my friend wanted to throw the kid out the window.

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Post by irvine » Fri, 08 Jan 2010 12:11 pm

The mother and child I saw on that MRT was not even close to middle class. Clearly from a working class family.

But still, no matter what class a person is from, there should be respect and moral for the society. Certainly they would not want to hear that unkind comment from someone else toward them.

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Post by x9200 » Fri, 08 Jan 2010 12:59 pm

I call it a kampong syndrome. It is like you are only one generation away from living in a poor rural area and you suddenly jumped few meters high on the social class ladder (or such social environment). So it is connected somehow, indirectly to poverty but directly to the fact that the proceeding generation was living at the environment where such behaviour was common or acceptable.

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Post by EADG » Sun, 10 Jan 2010 12:41 pm

So this thread from March was revived in December by CG who is not inarticulate nor really worthy of lynching.

The forum could use more contributors, when lynched like that they'll probably not return.

It morphed from rude MRT behavior to Brit food and SIA service (which I found to be flagging and robotic although usually still very good) of all things, but at least it's back on track.

Anyway, guerrilla_panda I haven't checked out what else you've posted I'm totally with you on that one you posted here. Same for QRM's.
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Post by PerfumeStore » Tue, 12 Jan 2010 4:03 pm

to be fair, the public transport here needs to improve.

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Post by QRM » Tue, 12 Jan 2010 4:37 pm

PerfumeStore wrote:to be fair, the public transport here needs to improve.
You should try London!! :shock: OK its over a 100 years old in places and the some of the routemaster buses were built in the 50s

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Post by Saint » Tue, 12 Jan 2010 4:44 pm

QRM wrote:
PerfumeStore wrote:to be fair, the public transport here needs to improve.
You should try London!! :shock: OK its over a 100 years old in places and the some of the routemaster buses were built in the 50s
I think someone is just trying to spam the forum as half her/his postings today make no sense :roll:

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Post by irvine » Thu, 21 Jan 2010 12:06 am

This would be a nice addition to the curriculum:

Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior -
http://www.foundationsmag.com/civility.html

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Post by ksl » Thu, 21 Jan 2010 2:28 am

irvine wrote:This would be a nice addition to the curriculum:

Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior -
http://www.foundationsmag.com/civility.html
Very nice! :lol: I like it!

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Post by aster » Sun, 24 Jan 2010 1:55 am

About the whole disability thing, from earlier in the thread, I have noticed it too... but luckily as a parent with a stroller.

Probably the worst example I have ever seen stands right on Boat Quay, the great UOB towers. Take that huge space between the two buildings and all you get are stairs, not a single ramp for the disabled. That's really, really bad, I mean it's not like there's no room... Plus even if you get up the stairs, then the entrance to the bank.... has a few more steps. I even made a joke to myself: "purpose-built to keep the disabled out". ;) Not funny, I know...

P.S. Great to live by the river in that regard, can go miles without running into any steps. Definitely my fave place to live, though in fairness I have yet to see the northern part of the country. Also like Chinatown close to the CBD area, even though I have nothing to do with banks so it's not the "close to work" syndrome... The Sail sucks btw, went to visit it and was disappointed. The new project between Raffles and Suntec will be interesting though, when it's ready...

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Post by SunWuKong » Sun, 24 Jan 2010 8:34 am

Here comes my opinion on Singapore's civility quotient.

I have not had to defend my family or myself from physical violence at any time in the 18 months that I have been staying here. Not even the chance of violence clearing to a sunny bright afternoon.

As far as I am concerned all other Singaporean behavioural oddities become concerns for people with a far more highly refined sense of the essential than myself.

And only because I can't help myself: Britain imperialism spent a not inconsiderable time spreading oppression and misery throughout the known world. It is hardly surprising that those seeds have borne fruit. I cannot condemn anyone who would choose to avoid the still unfolding unpleasantness.
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Post by aster » Sun, 24 Jan 2010 12:00 pm

That's measuring things a bit low, no? If you came from South Africa I would understand, but just to be happy not to get beaten up? :)

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 24 Jan 2010 12:39 pm

aster wrote:That's measuring things a bit low, no? If you came from South Africa I would understand, but just to be happy not to get beaten up? :)
Not lived in too many South Asian Cities, have you? Jakara?, Bangkok?, Port Moresby? Course the last one is a bit different, getting beaten up is the lesser evil.
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