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Cab driver was charged with “molestationâ€

Postby Calmday » Mon, 19 Jul 2010 9:31 am

I read in the new paper Friday that a taxi cab driver was charged with “molestation”

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 19 Jul 2010 10:11 am

I doubt that kissing a girl while being hired as a taxi driver constitutes a proper format for asking a stranger out for a date. Hell, even in the best of situations, you wouldn't kiss a stranger before being invited to do so. As it was the taxi driver who asked her to move to the front of the taxi, I would have to think that the driver knew damned well what he was doing. Let's face it, having a vocational license to drive a taxi does not give license to physically have contact with a paying customer unless expressly invited to do so.

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Postby Calmday » Mon, 19 Jul 2010 10:47 am

I admit that it was a little tacky even thou it was on the hand but it just doesnt seem to be worthy of criminal charges.

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 19 Jul 2010 11:19 am

some people get very offended very, very easily.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 19 Jul 2010 11:48 am

Don't forget for a moment that Singapore is often known for it's draconian laws and excessive punishments.

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Postby Plavt » Mon, 19 Jul 2010 4:53 pm

Calmday wrote:I admit that it was a little tacky even thou it was on the hand but it just doesnt seem to be worthy of criminal charges.


Maybe so but all the same many women would find such a move very intrusive and carrying the overtones of something more. Although I am a man I dislike other people, particularly other males slapping me on the back or grabbing my arm when I have worked amongst the public as if I am some kind of object - bloody cheek!

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Postby Saint » Fri, 23 Jul 2010 4:09 pm

The Cabby just been sent down for 2 weeks, apparantly it's not the first time he's been done for this!

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 23 Jul 2010 4:36 pm

Just saw it on the Lord Voldemort Times

No wonder the woman was outraged; guy looks like a total sleazebag. If he looked like Johnny Depp, maybe he could've gotten away with it. :roll: And this loser did it to a woman who has a cop boyfriend. :twisted:

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Postby EADG » Sun, 01 Aug 2010 8:55 am

Chiming in because I saw the "O" word and it reminded me of something I saw elsewhere a while back.

This case aside, and re SMS's comment, whatever it is, call it what it is. Molestation is an ugly word for an ugly act, when it actually happens.

The term I learned here that still has me reeling is "outraged his/her modesty", which I read in the ST about a similar accusation.

Again, ugly act if it happens, Victorian choice of words to describe it. If I eve join a punk band I'm gonna call it "Modesty Outrage". Sounds like Bond character.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 01 Aug 2010 12:33 pm

Hi guy! Welcome back! Hope you had a good time in Japan! We gotta get a session together with some of the regulars now that you are back. :wink:

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Postby EADG » Sun, 08 Aug 2010 11:44 am

Sounds good, will have to be when we're back from next trip, going back in a couple weeks.

But I guess this thread is dead...
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Postby poodlek » Sun, 08 Aug 2010 12:22 pm

EADG wrote:Chiming in because I saw the "O" word and it reminded me of something I saw elsewhere a while back.

This case aside, and re SMS's comment, whatever it is, call it what it is. Molestation is an ugly word for an ugly act, when it actually happens.

The term I learned here that still has me reeling is "outraged his/her modesty", which I read in the ST about a similar accusation.

Again, ugly act if it happens, Victorian choice of words to describe it. If I eve join a punk band I'm gonna call it "Modesty Outrage". Sounds like Bond character.


LOL! This reminds me of Mr. B. The Gentleman Rhymer. Have you heard of him? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3iLYxt8HtQ

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Postby taxico » Sun, 08 Aug 2010 6:56 pm

"outrage of modesty" need not be a physical thing!

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Postby vivienshoshanna » Thu, 12 Aug 2010 1:48 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I doubt that kissing a girl while being hired as a taxi driver constitutes a proper format for asking a stranger out for a date. Hell, even in the best of situations, you wouldn't kiss a stranger before being invited to do so. As it was the taxi driver who asked her to move to the front of the taxi, I would have to think that the driver knew damned well what he was doing. Let's face it, having a vocational license to drive a taxi does not give license to physically have contact with a paying customer unless expressly invited to do so.


I totally agree with you on this one.

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Postby EADG » Sat, 21 Aug 2010 12:03 pm

There's another "outrage of modesty", this time in the ST: (URL CENSORED DUE TO COPYRIGHT ISSUES)

Pretty surprised at the poor English in this newspaper, can't the "gahmen" pay for better editors? Seeing as how they're behind the rest of the paper.

"..at least three cases of molest in..."


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I wonder if that archaic term allows for the variation "outrage for modesty"?....
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