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Post by vbelle » Thu, 16 Dec 2010 5:21 pm

was trying to get into the sentosa express the morning after zoukout.. after Q-ing for like 15-20 min
this guy just stand in front of me and i thought for a sec if he was with the ppl in front..so i asked him if he was and he was like yeah..but my friend went: she thinks you're pushing the Q, you should move to the back...and he left.....
and second time...as they open the gate to the waiting area, bunch of ppl were just jump in the Q!i couldnt say anything cause there were too many of them..
and third time...after we got in to this smaller area right before we can get to the escalator. a guy who appeared to be drunk just open the gate and walked in...the staff saw it and didnt do anything! so i told him off and this teenager told me "whats wrong, its just one person?"
aaarrrrgghhh............
all the characters in my story were caucasians (except for myself and the staff)..

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Post by aargon » Thu, 16 Dec 2010 8:02 pm

vbelle wrote: all the characters in my story were caucasians (except for myself and the staff)..
well if you cant beat them...... :lol:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 16 Dec 2010 11:23 pm

vbelle,

Did you ask them if they were PR's? Bet the were and have applied for citizenship. They are trying to show the gahmen that they are assimilating and can fit right in! :cool:
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by Steve-R » Fri, 17 Dec 2010 9:02 pm

I have been trying to tolerate this behavior by brushing it off as Singapore culture but it has been getting to me lately.

I can't believe the National Courtesy Campaign has been around for over 30 years and it's still this bad. Can't they teach basic courtesy in schools? How can the government expect parents to teach their children these values if they never learned them themselves?

I had an idea of printing up fake official looking "Courtesy Citations" to hand out to these violators. It would be an easy way to inform these people of their discourteous behavior and give them a quick scare since this is a FINE city.

Something similar to this fake parking ticket:

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It gets a little difficult and repetitive to snap pictures of them and post them on Stomp.

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Post by nakatago » Fri, 17 Dec 2010 10:27 pm

http://www.youparklikeanasshole.com/ except youactlikeanasshole.com or youactlikeadouchebag.com
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Post by the lynx » Mon, 20 Dec 2010 3:48 pm

nakatago wrote:
snowqueen wrote:I would but just don't know how to without going through this image shack thing. I've uploaded onto there but I don't know how to then post it onto here without people having to go through a link. ](*,)

This should work though:-

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by george, it's...it's so beautiful
Oh my~ You are so right...

Even as a Malaysian, I can't believe it myself... This definitely does NOT happen every day! Whatever happened?

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Post by Muslima70 » Tue, 21 Dec 2010 12:35 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
x9200 wrote:I bet majority of SGrs is perfectly fine with the current level of courtesy and these are the Westerners plus some small part of the society who are moaning.
I don't think that is the case. It's just that they are too courteous and gracious to call the louts out on their behavior, unlike a lot of us expats.
I agree..actually I do experience this too..sometimes..i will politily tell the person who has cut my queue to go to the back of the line...other times tho' i will just keep quiet esp if it young child or elderly person..i just give way to them...
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 21 Dec 2010 1:45 pm

And that is the reason nothing seems to change here.

Always remember, if you experience rude or inconsiderate behaviour and do NOT voice your disapproval to the perpetrator of those acts, then you are tacitly giving your approval for them to behave in such a manner.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by the lynx » Wed, 22 Dec 2010 3:43 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:And that is the reason nothing seems to change here.

Always remember, if you experience rude or inconsiderate behaviour and do NOT voice your disapproval to the perpetrator of those acts, then you are tacitly giving your approval for them to behave in such a manner.
Ah, true indeed. Although I think they tend to back down because of the so-called 'lose face' effect rather than civic consciousness. Chances are, they may wanna try that again elsewhere other time :?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 22 Dec 2010 4:10 pm

Very true, but if more and more locals try it, they will soon find that no matter where they are rude and inconsiderate, their own will take their face and destroy it for them. Then they change. But the rest of the locals have to make the effort to voice their displeasure, and that, for some reason, is hard for them to do.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by JR8 » Wed, 22 Dec 2010 5:26 pm

It is true isn't it. Some people flagrantly behave outside of the OB markers of civic consciousness, and the rest by and large do nothing to stop them.

If the kids who sit in the seats for the elderly (etc) on the MRT and pretend to fall asleep were treated as the pathetic users that they are, they'd stop doing it.

Maybe there should be a new campaign day. National 'Everybody tell the fool to get out of his seat day' :)

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Post by the lynx » Wed, 22 Dec 2010 6:06 pm

Just had a very annoying (albeit amusing) experience last night, my colleague and I went out for a movie and gosh, when the movie ended, it was time for pointy elbows!

While navigating our way among the crowd along the corridor to the mall, I had the misfortune to have a scrawny tattooed hooligan jackknifed into my path from right and stepped on my foot.

All I did was to say 'ouch' and that guy gave me that menacing death stare...

My colleague walked up behind me and towered over him (he's a 7-footer, that hooligan was probably about 6) and muttered, 'Ya got a problem?'

That solved the problem :cool:

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Post by JR8 » Wed, 22 Dec 2010 6:39 pm

Hehehe... always nice getting a bit of payback :)

.... It's got me thinking. Is SG the only country where you have to queue to get assigned seats at the cinema?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 22 Dec 2010 8:47 pm

Only if you don't book your tickets online. You can pick you seating when you purchase your tickets online now.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by JR8 » Wed, 22 Dec 2010 9:03 pm

Er, yeah. But that just follows on. Most cinemas (London, Tokyo, NY) that I've been to recently you just buy tickets, then go and walk in and find seats.

I have a feeling that SG could not deal with such 'free seating'

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