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Re: Manners campaign required??

Postby the lynx » Mon, 30 Apr 2012 1:11 pm

IOP wrote:maybe because they are christians and we speak the same language


I hope you are doing some kind of parody or joke here because it sounds too obnoxious to be true.

Having said that, some Christians can be jerks and some Christians can be real angels, just as how some Muslims can be fanatic and some Muslims can be really wise, and just as how some Buddhists can be a cold-blooded and some Buddhists can be really kind-hearted.

I can go on but you know what I'm trying to say.

Religion doesn't define a person's behaviour but a person's behaviour can imply his real standing in religion.

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Re: Manners campaign required??

Postby nutnut » Mon, 30 Apr 2012 1:13 pm

IOP wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:
You mean you have to be Christian to be nice? I think that's a lot of bunk. Some of the most obnoxious people I know are Christians.



Sorry, can't help. I know even more not christians who are the most obnoxious then your the most obnoxious.


Huh? I don't understand your sentence? Are you disagreeing or calling SE obnoxious? :S

I have to agree with SE in part.

We had a friend in a neighbour, who upon realising we were not Christian stopped talking to us and ignored us when we said hello. We were perfect friends until they realised we didn't go to church!
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Postby sweetgazebo » Mon, 30 Apr 2012 1:14 pm

don't see the need to look like 'The Terminator' to show who's bigger or stronger.

Upon reflection, i realised the french bitch gave me that 'what's your problem' look when she first budge her way through causing me to almost dropped my phone. I could have told her off on the spot but stopped short as I couldn't figure if she could speak english. But the final straw came when on top of refusing to make way despite me saying 'excuse me' in a nice and polite tone, she stepped on my foot. That action of hers speaks volume as to what sort person she really is.


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sweetgazebo wrote: ... what made them obvious to me was the way they walked into the train and rudely brushed against me (when i was busy texting on the phone). the phone nearly fell of my hand (as my other hand was full with shopping bags and so was texting with one hand). however seeing that her action had nearly caused me to nearly grab the phone before it falls onto the floor of a moving and crowded train she did not even apologise. instead she just looked at me then at her 2 other friends and went on talking. i was pissed. anyway, as the train was nearing the station i wanted to get down, i had to navigate my way through the crowd. well, since she was standing in my way, she refused to make way despite seeing that i was nudging my way and had said 'excuse me' to her. she continued to stand in the way. i had no choice but to push my way through. this, she did not like. when i managed to push my way through and was standing in front of her, she took the opportunity to step on my foot. i look down and noticed that there were only 3 pairs of feet where i was standing and immediately realised that it was this french bitch who stepped on my feet but she had quickly moved a little further back from me so as to not make it obvious. i waited until the train was about nearing the station and it was just unfortunate that the train made a sharp jolted move as it was about to slow down near the station. i took the opportunity to step (and really hard) on her foot. it must have been very painful for her coz i heard through my noisy earphones her complaining away in french.

so it's not just locals who can be rude. the westerners (and i have met countless of them, majority women) are also down right rude. but this episode particularly stood out.


you have not had the pleasure of wearing steel caps on the MRT?

it is heaven. ive lost count the amount of shins ive kicked when people refuse to let me alight first, or when people just plain rudely barge their way about.

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Postby BillyB » Mon, 30 Apr 2012 1:18 pm

sweetgazebo wrote:don't see the need to look like 'The Terminator' to show who's bigger or stronger.

Upon reflection, i realised the french bitch gave me that 'what's your problem' look when she first budge her way through causing me to almost dropped my phone. I could have told her off on the spot but stopped short as I couldn't figure if she could speak english. But the final straw came when on top of refusing to make way despite me saying 'excuse me' in a nice and polite tone, she stepped on my foot. That action of hers speaks volume as to what sort person she really is.


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sweetgazebo wrote: ... what made them obvious to me was the way they walked into the train and rudely brushed against me (when i was busy texting on the phone). the phone nearly fell of my hand (as my other hand was full with shopping bags and so was texting with one hand). however seeing that her action had nearly caused me to nearly grab the phone before it falls onto the floor of a moving and crowded train she did not even apologise. instead she just looked at me then at her 2 other friends and went on talking. i was pissed. anyway, as the train was nearing the station i wanted to get down, i had to navigate my way through the crowd. well, since she was standing in my way, she refused to make way despite seeing that i was nudging my way and had said 'excuse me' to her. she continued to stand in the way. i had no choice but to push my way through. this, she did not like. when i managed to push my way through and was standing in front of her, she took the opportunity to step on my foot. i look down and noticed that there were only 3 pairs of feet where i was standing and immediately realised that it was this french bitch who stepped on my feet but she had quickly moved a little further back from me so as to not make it obvious. i waited until the train was about nearing the station and it was just unfortunate that the train made a sharp jolted move as it was about to slow down near the station. i took the opportunity to step (and really hard) on her foot. it must have been very painful for her coz i heard through my noisy earphones her complaining away in french.

so it's not just locals who can be rude. the westerners (and i have met countless of them, majority women) are also down right rude. but this episode particularly stood out.


you have not had the pleasure of wearing steel caps on the MRT?

it is heaven. ive lost count the amount of shins ive kicked when people refuse to let me alight first, or when people just plain rudely barge their way about.


Do you ever think that you and your aggressive attitude is the problem?

You seem to constantly attract trouble.........

I don't even know you, but your attitude on here resembles someone who is disruptive and a general PITA.

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Postby nutnut » Mon, 30 Apr 2012 1:19 pm

sweetgazebo wrote:don't see the need to look like 'The Terminator' to show who's bigger or stronger.

Upon reflection, i realised the french bitch gave me that 'what's your problem' look when she first budge her way through causing me to almost dropped my phone. I could have told her off on the spot but stopped short as I couldn't figure if she could speak english. But the final straw came when on top of refusing to make way despite me saying 'excuse me' in a nice and polite tone, she stepped on my foot. That action of hers speaks volume as to what sort person she really is.


sensei_ wrote:
sweetgazebo wrote: ... what made them obvious to me was the way they walked into the train and rudely brushed against me (when i was busy texting on the phone). the phone nearly fell of my hand (as my other hand was full with shopping bags and so was texting with one hand). however seeing that her action had nearly caused me to nearly grab the phone before it falls onto the floor of a moving and crowded train she did not even apologise. instead she just looked at me then at her 2 other friends and went on talking. i was pissed. anyway, as the train was nearing the station i wanted to get down, i had to navigate my way through the crowd. well, since she was standing in my way, she refused to make way despite seeing that i was nudging my way and had said 'excuse me' to her. she continued to stand in the way. i had no choice but to push my way through. this, she did not like. when i managed to push my way through and was standing in front of her, she took the opportunity to step on my foot. i look down and noticed that there were only 3 pairs of feet where i was standing and immediately realised that it was this french bitch who stepped on my feet but she had quickly moved a little further back from me so as to not make it obvious. i waited until the train was about nearing the station and it was just unfortunate that the train made a sharp jolted move as it was about to slow down near the station. i took the opportunity to step (and really hard) on her foot. it must have been very painful for her coz i heard through my noisy earphones her complaining away in french.

so it's not just locals who can be rude. the westerners (and i have met countless of them, majority women) are also down right rude. but this episode particularly stood out.


you have not had the pleasure of wearing steel caps on the MRT?

it is heaven. ive lost count the amount of shins ive kicked when people refuse to let me alight first, or when people just plain rudely barge their way about.


To be fair, she's French, they aren't born with manners, they are not representive of westerners in general!

I certainly find it helps when I walk at people trying to push me out of the way, I am fairly big though, people generally end up on their arse's when they tussle with me at the MRT station...
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Postby sweetgazebo » Mon, 30 Apr 2012 1:22 pm

I beg to differ on that french are given the exception as i have met some french peeps in my uni and working days in europe and they are polite.

this particular one on that day, i believe she's just got out from some cave and straight into singapore!

nutnut wrote:
sweetgazebo wrote:don't see the need to look like 'The Terminator' to show who's bigger or stronger.

Upon reflection, i realised the french bitch gave me that 'what's your problem' look when she first budge her way through causing me to almost dropped my phone. I could have told her off on the spot but stopped short as I couldn't figure if she could speak english. But the final straw came when on top of refusing to make way despite me saying 'excuse me' in a nice and polite tone, she stepped on my foot. That action of hers speaks volume as to what sort person she really is.


sensei_ wrote:
sweetgazebo wrote: ... what made them obvious to me was the way they walked into the train and rudely brushed against me (when i was busy texting on the phone). the phone nearly fell of my hand (as my other hand was full with shopping bags and so was texting with one hand). however seeing that her action had nearly caused me to nearly grab the phone before it falls onto the floor of a moving and crowded train she did not even apologise. instead she just looked at me then at her 2 other friends and went on talking. i was pissed. anyway, as the train was nearing the station i wanted to get down, i had to navigate my way through the crowd. well, since she was standing in my way, she refused to make way despite seeing that i was nudging my way and had said 'excuse me' to her. she continued to stand in the way. i had no choice but to push my way through. this, she did not like. when i managed to push my way through and was standing in front of her, she took the opportunity to step on my foot. i look down and noticed that there were only 3 pairs of feet where i was standing and immediately realised that it was this french bitch who stepped on my feet but she had quickly moved a little further back from me so as to not make it obvious. i waited until the train was about nearing the station and it was just unfortunate that the train made a sharp jolted move as it was about to slow down near the station. i took the opportunity to step (and really hard) on her foot. it must have been very painful for her coz i heard through my noisy earphones her complaining away in french.

so it's not just locals who can be rude. the westerners (and i have met countless of them, majority women) are also down right rude. but this episode particularly stood out.


you have not had the pleasure of wearing steel caps on the MRT?

it is heaven. ive lost count the amount of shins ive kicked when people refuse to let me alight first, or when people just plain rudely barge their way about.


To be fair, she's French, they aren't born with manners, they are not representive of westerners in general!

I certainly find it helps when I walk at people trying to push me out of the way, I am fairly big though, people generally end up on their arse's when they tussle with me at the MRT station...

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 30 Apr 2012 3:48 pm

sweetgazebo wrote:I beg to differ on that french are given the exception as i have met some french peeps in my uni and working days in europe and they are polite.

this particular one on that day, i believe she's just got out from some cave and straight into singapore!

Yes, they call it Charles de Gaulle Airport.

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 30 Apr 2012 4:11 pm

x9200 wrote:
sweetgazebo wrote:I beg to differ on that french are given the exception as i have met some french peeps in my uni and working days in europe and they are polite.

this particular one on that day, i believe she's just got out from some cave and straight into singapore!

Yes, they call it Charles de Gaulle Airport.


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Re: Manners campaign required??

Postby JR8 » Mon, 30 Apr 2012 4:18 pm

nutnut wrote:We had a friend in a neighbour, who upon realising we were not Christian stopped talking to us and ignored us when we said hello. We were perfect friends until they realised we didn't go to church!



If you'd told them you went to church every day they'd probably have stopped talking to you too. Funny old world :)

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 30 Apr 2012 6:15 pm

BillyB wrote:Do you ever think that you and your aggressive attitude is the problem?
You seem to constantly attract trouble.........
I don't even know you, but your attitude on here resembles someone who is disruptive and a general PITA.


I googled on 'SPG with sour face like a bulldog chewing a wasp' but all I came up with was this...

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Postby sweetgazebo » Mon, 30 Apr 2012 6:19 pm

is that wat charles de gaulle airport is famous for? a cave? :)


x9200 wrote:
sweetgazebo wrote:I beg to differ on that french are given the exception as i have met some french peeps in my uni and working days in europe and they are polite.

this particular one on that day, i believe she's just got out from some cave and straight into singapore!

Yes, they call it Charles de Gaulle Airport.

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Postby sweetgazebo » Mon, 30 Apr 2012 6:21 pm

I don't intend to comment further on your statement below but likewise i don't know you either and have never had the nerve to judge people, like you do. Maybe you too should look into the mirror before you come to an easy conclusion based on threads that you read here, on people you don't know.


BillyB wrote:
sweetgazebo wrote:don't see the need to look like 'The Terminator' to show who's bigger or stronger.

Upon reflection, i realised the french bitch gave me that 'what's your problem' look when she first budge her way through causing me to almost dropped my phone. I could have told her off on the spot but stopped short as I couldn't figure if she could speak english. But the final straw came when on top of refusing to make way despite me saying 'excuse me' in a nice and polite tone, she stepped on my foot. That action of hers speaks volume as to what sort person she really is.


sensei_ wrote:
sweetgazebo wrote: ... what made them obvious to me was the way they walked into the train and rudely brushed against me (when i was busy texting on the phone). the phone nearly fell of my hand (as my other hand was full with shopping bags and so was texting with one hand). however seeing that her action had nearly caused me to nearly grab the phone before it falls onto the floor of a moving and crowded train she did not even apologise. instead she just looked at me then at her 2 other friends and went on talking. i was pissed. anyway, as the train was nearing the station i wanted to get down, i had to navigate my way through the crowd. well, since she was standing in my way, she refused to make way despite seeing that i was nudging my way and had said 'excuse me' to her. she continued to stand in the way. i had no choice but to push my way through. this, she did not like. when i managed to push my way through and was standing in front of her, she took the opportunity to step on my foot. i look down and noticed that there were only 3 pairs of feet where i was standing and immediately realised that it was this french bitch who stepped on my feet but she had quickly moved a little further back from me so as to not make it obvious. i waited until the train was about nearing the station and it was just unfortunate that the train made a sharp jolted move as it was about to slow down near the station. i took the opportunity to step (and really hard) on her foot. it must have been very painful for her coz i heard through my noisy earphones her complaining away in french.

so it's not just locals who can be rude. the westerners (and i have met countless of them, majority women) are also down right rude. but this episode particularly stood out.


you have not had the pleasure of wearing steel caps on the MRT?

it is heaven. ive lost count the amount of shins ive kicked when people refuse to let me alight first, or when people just plain rudely barge their way about.


Do you ever think that you and your aggressive attitude is the problem?

You seem to constantly attract trouble.........

I don't even know you, but your attitude on here resembles someone who is disruptive and a general PITA.

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Re: Manners campaign required??

Postby nakatago » Tue, 01 May 2012 11:27 am

nutnut wrote:We had a friend in a neighbour, who upon realising we were not Christian stopped talking to us and ignored us when we said hello. We were perfect friends until they realised we didn't go to church!


Hypocrites. The lot of 'em.

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Postby Art23 » Wed, 16 May 2012 11:57 am

I have to agree. I have been here a couple of years now and I am getting fed up with the rudeness of the people here. At first I passed it off with being the "culture", but now, they are just damn rude. The expats are getting almost as bad. I can't believe how many expats I have passed on the street and said hi just to be ignored. What is wrong with you people. Are you that callous that you have turned into one of them? Or do you just think you are too good for us other expats. I love working in Singapore, just hate going anywhere anymore.

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 16 May 2012 12:16 pm

Art23 wrote:I have to agree. I have been here a couple of years now and I am getting fed up with the rudeness of the people here. At first I passed it off with being the "culture", but now, they are just damn rude. The expats are getting almost as bad. I can't believe how many expats I have passed on the street and said hi just to be ignored. What is wrong with you people. Are you that callous that you have turned into one of them? Or do you just think you are too good for us other expats. I love working in Singapore, just hate going anywhere anymore.


You're wrong. Rudeness IS the culture. :P

About those expats, they've been here too long. This place has a way of getting to you.


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