snowqueen wrote:After 7 months of being here I have experienced some extremely rude behavour but it's not just from Singaporeans though.
Recently at Parkway Parade, I was holding the door open for my mum as she was pushing my son's stroller when 4 other white people (not sure if UK, Oz or US) walked through the door and not one of them said thank you. I just shouted after them "I'm not a f**king door wedge you know"!!. They didn't even acknowledge me.
Whilst I was pregnant I rarely got a seat on the MRT and I even had the odd auntie physically man-handle me out the way to get a seat - I would have given her the seat anyway.
My current beef is the fact that I have to wait ages for a lift at MRT stations because they are full of able-bodied young people who can't be arsed to use the escalators or stairs.
This often happens in shopping centres where I've wait for 2/3 lifts to come which are again full of people who are able to walk. I then have to take my stroller up and down escalators which can sometimes cause me to get evil stares. I just can't win.
With all the little things I've seen along the way, I would still rather be here than the UK. I consider myself to be very lucky to be here.
I totally agree with you, there are really alot of inconsiderate people around.
I'm a local who has lived in Aust for several years and when I came back, I really cannot tolerate certain behavious of people in Spore.
They do not give way while walking, they do not give way when rushing into an MRT train, they do not give way while shopping for groceries, they do not give way when the life doors open, they do not give way at almost every place you go.
The difference between here and Aust is that I feel safer here while out at night. In terms of politeness, Aust is much better.