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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 12:28 pm

This is a very busy location that nearly always has more customers than tables (f'in students show up in groups of three, each taking their own table to study 'together', but that's another rant). Plus, there was a long queue and the staff was very obviously busy helping customers, and not just being negligent.

He hovered over the table, waited for the previous customers to leave, then called out to have it cleaned. If I didn't just find my own table, I'd consider taking it and cleaning it myself, telling him to buzz off if he can't clean up.

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Postby Hannieroo » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 12:31 pm

Quite rightly. You snooze, you lose.

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 12:32 pm

Sometimes, I do ask for a table to be cleared out--but only because the previous users were utter pigs and there're no cleaning implements in sight. It's the prawn shells and chicken bones! :x

(FYI, I clean up after myself. I find myself above these people that way.) :evil:

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Postby offshoreoildude » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 12:45 pm

Dirty tables don't worry me - I just stick my stuff down in the mess.

It's the perpetually studying students hogging all the space at the CBTL outlet in Novena that get to me (and they are there ALL morning and afternoon).
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Postby Hannieroo » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 1:07 pm

I'm surprised they allow them, particularly considering it's a fairly rule driven and capitalist society. But on the other hand I have noticed that people are a bit kid glovey about uni students here.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 1:28 pm

Hannieroo wrote:I'm surprised they allow them, particularly considering it's a fairly rule driven and capitalist society. But on the other hand I have noticed that people are a bit kid glovey about uni students here.


Mommy's little Mandarins. :roll:

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 5:09 pm

Hannieroo wrote:I'd be more ashamed of not being a normal functioning adult who can clear their own table. Aw, is it too heavy?


For some, the
Arrogance +
Ignorance +
Kiasuism = Why this problem never goes away.

For some, not clearing a tray is a little victory.
<Thinking>
'Yes, I got one over on the 90 year old tray-auntie! And I did it publicly in front of a bunch of strangers!! I'm SO above doing stuffs like cleaning up after myself. Weyhay... look how big and powderful my d*** is!!!' </>

Right now they flatter themselves by suggesting it is ignorance rather than arrogance, so they are aiming at completely the wrong target. If they want to run a campaign to encourage better behaviour, rather than focus on the suggestion of public virtue, they should focus on shaming the sinners via ridicule.

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 5:22 pm

JR8 wrote:Right now they flatter themselves by suggesting it is ignorance rather than arrogance, so they are aiming at completely the wrong target.

Right now they probably would say that these are only the foreigners who don't clear after themselves.

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Postby Hannieroo » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 5:28 pm

So, the thinking is foreigners are welcome to work in the service industries and anything involving sweat and grime and MNCs who naturally have a multinational workforce are crucial because it's a small island with no natural industries apart from a coastline. But anything bad is blamed on us and we're not terribly welcome?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 6:25 pm

in one. =D> :lol:

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 8:36 pm

Yup.

The government call us Foreign Talent (FT). However for many Singaporeans, such as those on one of the 'The Angry Forums'* when they use the term FT they are referring to 'Foreign Trashes'.



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I hate taxi drivers here

Postby offshoreoildude » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 8:40 pm

Normally if I catch a cab they're ok. But as far as being drivers go; they are the worse.

Case in point; watching a cab REFUSE to move 5 foot forward so the ambulance right behind it could filter into the left had slip way from the CTE exit to Moulmein (and down to TTS hospital). I got out of my car at the traffic light, remonstrated with the driver who grudgingly moved forward shouting abuse in Hokkien at me... which prompted me to take his picture and plate on my phone.

They all deserve to die under a sheet of burning plastic.
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Re: I hate taxi drivers here

Postby JR8 » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 10:55 pm

offshoreoildude wrote:They all deserve to die under a sheet of burning plastic.


Your views of late re: local drivers seem to be moderating OSOD.

:lol:

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Postby iamsen » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 11:26 pm

Happened several times this week. A couple or group of friends walking 2~3 abreast hogging the pathway, I step to the side so we can both pass. freak bitches shove me into the grass.

Next time, I'm shoving back.

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Postby Hannieroo » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 11:59 pm

They touched you? I've had that few times, I put the dog on the verge but I stay in the path. I just stop so they have to walk around if they don't go single file by choice.

I don't like the FT thing. It shouts Alien, not from here and Better than you. Neither of which I think is necessary or conducive to being accepted.


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