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Just plain sloppy

Postby aargon » Tue, 17 May 2011 8:53 am

I know we have sloppy people all over the world, but here in Singapore........well, just let me tell you a story. I was at IKEA over the weekend and was observing people having lunch at the cafeteria. There was a family of four sitting at a table next to ours - father was wearing the usual flip flops, stained white T-shirt, hair in need of a combing with a bad hair cut. Wife and kids werent much different. They had a maid feeding the little kid while they piled up a nice little mountain of bones (spitting from their mouth) from the chicken wing lunch they were eating. Note they were talking and spitting out bones at the same time. Impressive, but truely disgusting. After they finished, they just got up and left, leaving a mass pile of destruction while the next group of Mr & Mrs Sloppies waited for the cleaner to come and clear the table. I know this is pretty normal in Singapore, especially at the local food courts (some of those uncleared tables remind me of a garge pit) - but it just makes me wonder - do the maids at home also wipe their arses for them?

Another true story, I was up at 5:30am on Sunday morning to pick up a friend at the airport - in the carpark was maid washing a car - no joke - at 5:30am on Sunday morning!! using just a bucket with water and a cloth. Poor girl, her Mr Sloppy must have going somewhere important that day to make her get up so early to wash his car - maybe to the food court for breakfast.

So here is my simple advise for any of you sloppy people reading the thread.

1)When leaving the house, wear a clean shirt (that goes for your pants also), comb your hair dress your kids up properly.

2) Dont talk, eat and spit at the same time, with your mouth open- impressive but very irritating to see, hear and watch.

3) Learn to clean up after yourself. Or at least put your food on the tray so its easier to clear.

4) Making your maid wash your car anytime before 8am on a Sunday morning is just plain abuse.

5) Last of all, wipe your ars and flush the toilet!!!!

rant over :cool: :shock:
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Postby vozzie » Tue, 17 May 2011 10:58 am

When we eat out (Hawker Centre), we have to resist every urge we have to clean up after ourselves. We leave our mess on the table ... as we know that some little old man or some little old women is earning a living cleaning those tables. It's just the way it is.

We also resist every urge to walk over and clean someone else's face or hands. It's just the way it is. Different strokes for different folks.

I'm sure that Asians cringe at some of the things we do back in Australia.

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Postby nomicake » Tue, 17 May 2011 11:40 am

Well, being sloppy at a Hawker Centre is one thing, but being sloppy at the IKEA cafeteria is another. It's something I cringe at too.

Good tips, man. Good tips.
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Postby aargon » Tue, 17 May 2011 12:33 pm

vozzie wrote:I'm sure that Asians cringe at some of the things we do back in Australia.


you mean like shagging sheep and stuff? [-X
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 17 May 2011 12:34 pm

vozzie wrote:When we eat out (Hawker Centre), we have to resist every urge we have to clean up after ourselves. We leave our mess on the table ... as we know that some little old man or some little old women is earning a living cleaning those tables. It's just the way it is.

We also resist every urge to walk over and clean someone else's face or hands. It's just the way it is. Different strokes for different folks.

I'm sure that Asians cringe at some of the things we do back in Australia.


Actually, it's helping to create the current problems here with foreign talent stealing the local aunties & uncles jobs. You are contributing to the problem. Aunties & Uncles still wouldn't have jobs, but at least foreign talent won't be cleaning the tables, giving the locals something to whinge about! :lol:

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Re: Just plain sloppy

Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Tue, 17 May 2011 4:33 pm

aargon wrote:but it just makes me wonder - do the maids at home also wipe their arses for them?


Sadly, yes :-|

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 17 May 2011 4:41 pm

vozzie wrote:When we eat out (Hawker Centre), we have to resist every urge we have to clean up after ourselves. We leave our mess on the table ... as we know that some little old man or some little old women is earning a living cleaning those tables. It's just the way it is.

We also resist every urge to walk over and clean someone else's face or hands. It's just the way it is. Different strokes for different folks.

I'm sure that Asians cringe at some of the things we do back in Australia.


Until SMS replied to you I had thought your post was facetious.

The government regularly have 'Clean up your own crap after yourselves' campaigns in food-courts for a reason. The 'oh but aunties depend on us leaving a mess' is the tired old line you get from locals who are just filthy and anti-social.

Google on 'singapore food court clean up trays campaign' and browse the 70k hits if you need persuading.

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 17 May 2011 4:50 pm

nomicake wrote:Well, being sloppy at a Hawker Centre is one thing, but being sloppy at the IKEA cafeteria is another.

Is it? How?

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 17 May 2011 6:20 pm

x9200 wrote:
nomicake wrote:Well, being sloppy at a Hawker Centre is one thing, but being sloppy at the IKEA cafeteria is another.

Is it? How?


Ikea high-class Europe ah, no Beng right? :)

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 17 May 2011 6:31 pm

Yeah. From one of these lists how to tell if you are already too long in Singapore...
[..]
.. you really believe that IKEA is a high quality and top design furniture shop...
[..]

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 17 May 2011 6:41 pm

x9200 wrote:Yeah. From one of these lists how to tell if you are already too long in Singapore...
[..]
.. you really believe that IKEA is a high quality and top design furniture shop...
[..]


Precisely my point :wink:

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Postby nomicake » Tue, 17 May 2011 7:41 pm

Haha! I was thinking of the heartland 60 year old "Uncles" & "Aunties", actually. You don't see a lot of them hanging out at IKEA, do you? (Or do they also go there these days..?)
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Postby x9200 » Wed, 18 May 2011 8:33 am

In any place like this including Ikea or a restaurant they will clean after your. In the coffeeshops or HC these are typically not the aunties doing the job but the regular stuff so it adds to their duties. They often cover the table with a disposable plastic sheet to make their life easier. I understand that you want to say something along the line "this is a cultural habit", well I saw people eating like this in some fancy restaurants but I am not that convinced this is so widely accepted and followed even among the locals. I would rather say this is a sign of a lack of education and some basic social skills. Same category being farting or burping in public or spitting on the streets. Feel free to convince me if I am wrong.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 18 May 2011 9:23 am

Well, as a member of the People's Association, I'm regularly invited to numerous dinners all over this Island. Frankly, it matters not, the level of education or position in society, but, whence among their own kinds, they display disgusting culinary habits (in our eyes). However, having said that, a lot of these self-same people, when put into a fancy western restaurant with international guests present (not a localized ang mo's like myself) they will display what "we" consider as proper eating habits. So, yeah, I'm inclined to think it's cultural (or familiarity as it were) and is very similar to a lot of educated locals who can carry on a conversation in the queen's best and turn around and answer somebody else in the local's worst, when speaking English/Singlish (I think they like to call it code switching :???: ).

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Postby carteki » Wed, 18 May 2011 9:55 am

JR8 wrote:The government regularly have 'Clean up your own crap after yourselves' campaigns in food-courts for a reason. The 'oh but aunties depend on us leaving a mess' is the tired old line you get from locals who are just filthy and anti-social.

Google on 'singapore food court clean up trays campaign' and browse the 70k hits if you need persuading.


I wish that they'd actually include with some practical things like actually having somewhere for you to return your tray to!


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