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

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Post by nakatago » Wed, 24 Nov 2010 2:20 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
liddymouse wrote:I have to agree, and it's not just the MRT, people here are not courteous. It might be a culture thing but if it is then I'm sorry but I don't think much of a culture that doesn't show common courtesy.

Found this quite interesting
http://www.readersdigest.ca/mag/2006/07/polite.php
Rebuke? Nah. Got to remember that that survey/test is 3 to 4 years old. Singers' probably dropped a notch or two by now. :lol:
ouchie. :P
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Post by JR8 » Wed, 24 Nov 2010 6:33 pm

It would be interesting to statistically assess the correlation versus press freedom.

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Post by sparkling » Thu, 02 Dec 2010 3:04 pm

Interestingly, the same people who push their way into the train without letting people alight are the very same ones who will stand to the right of the escalator.

obviously, they are not in such a hurry if they can block people who are in a genuine hurry on the escalators.

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Post by Barnsley » Thu, 02 Dec 2010 3:59 pm

sparkling wrote:Interestingly, the same people who push their way into the train without letting people alight are the very same ones who will stand to the right of the escalator.

obviously, they are not in such a hurry if they can block people who are in a genuine hurry on the escalators.
Piling out of the MRT and pushing past whoever they can , then oddly getting into a queue for the escalator instead of taking the empty stairs!!

I am up/down and gone before half of them have even reached the escalator.

For folk that always seem to be in rush to get somewhere its odd behaviour to see.
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Post by JR8 » Thu, 02 Dec 2010 4:28 pm

Unthinking action for immediate advantage.

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Post by nakatago » Thu, 02 Dec 2010 4:47 pm

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 02 Dec 2010 5:14 pm

My favourite replies, "Another genetic idiot!" or "Were you born that inconsiderate or do you practice?"
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Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 02 Dec 2010 6:44 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:My favourite replies, "Another genetic idiot!" or "Were you born that inconsiderate or do you practice?"
I've always liked, "Are you naturally stupid or did you take lessons?"

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 02 Dec 2010 8:54 pm

I'll modify mine then ...

Unthinking action for immediate personal advantage.

Does that about sum it up?

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Post by carteki » Thu, 02 Dec 2010 9:19 pm

I had a strange one today... I was getting off the MRT when I got pushed out the way by a station staff member pushing a passenger in a wheel chair onto the train!

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 02 Dec 2010 9:28 pm

carteki wrote:I had a strange one today... I was getting off the MRT when I got pushed out the way by a station staff member pushing a passenger in a wheel chair onto the train!
Ooh difficult. Being kiasud by someone being non-kiasu. What to call ah?

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Post by Vaucluse » Fri, 03 Dec 2010 3:16 pm

We used to think Singaporeans were rude . . . well, in certain situations they are, according to our norms.

Now that we've been on Malaysia for a few years we look forward to visiting Singapore for the courteous service, well-mannered driving etc...

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 03 Dec 2010 4:11 pm

Reminds me of that that old Bill Cosby saying.......

Never challenge WORSE! :lol:
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Post by aargon » Sat, 04 Dec 2010 7:30 am

going a little off topic, but have you seen the skit they play at the stations to warn you of any suspicious terriost/bomb activities. I cracked up laughing when i watched it.

Its so unrealistic - and the guy had a fake scar on his eye, wearing a cap -what a laugh.

I did however did pay a lot more attention to anyone holding a bag in the train - which was about 90% of the women on the train. :roll:

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Post by Splatted » Mon, 06 Dec 2010 12:48 am

aargon wrote:going a little off topic, but have you seen the skit they play at the stations to warn you of any suspicious terriost/bomb activities. I cracked up laughing when i watched it.

Its so unrealistic - and the guy had a fake scar on his eye, wearing a cap -what a laugh.

I did however did pay a lot more attention to anyone holding a bag in the train - which was about 90% of the women on the train. :roll:
It's not very good, is it.

It seems to say that this sort of criminal is easily picked out of the crowd - someone 'suspicious-looking' , ie scar, cap, and backpack.

In fact , in reality, what really happens is the exact opposite. 9/11 terrorists wore business suits and traveled first class on those doomed flights.

If something similar were to happen on our trains, and say, a business brief case were left on the floor of a crowded train during peak hour, who would really know it's not spoken for? Particularly at the line hubs where you get huge crowds leaving train, while another huge crowd enters... who at that point leaving the train bothers to keep track of other people's belongings, while those entering are oblivious to the fact that the briefcase owner has already left the train.

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