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Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 19 Jul 2012 10:40 am

Saint wrote:
the lynx wrote:Funny story.

My friend got her share of death stare from a very fat lady on MRT.

Why?

Long story short, she mistook that woman to be pregnant, tried to offer her seat. The woman got offended and declined her but for the next few minutes before one of them got off, my friend was subjected to bitch talk and death stare.

Can't blame either one.
This happened to me on a train up to London, offered my seat to a lady I presumed was mid pregnancy and she started to laugh and said, "I'm not pregnant, I'm just fat!"
Dave Barry, American comic, says you never ask a woman if she is pregnant unless you can actually see the baby coming out.

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Post by morenangpinay » Thu, 19 Jul 2012 10:47 am

i always give up my seat when i see an old person or pregnant woman.
but i feel sad there are people who arent ashamed when they are asked to give up a seat and talk back. i had so many similar instances and just last week I boarded a bus that was full and an old man was standing and you can really see he is realllly old and no one gave up their seat for him when the the seat infront of where i was standing was vacated, I just offered the seat and he walked wobbly to the seat.

another time in the mrt, an old lady was standing infront of the priority seat and the teenager standing next to her asked the guy on the priority seat to give up the seat for her. He rudely said he dont want to because he is tired etc...i was seated a few seats away and i heard him so i gave up my seat. I always think about my parents when i see situations like this. I would like to think that someone would also give up their seat for my parents. Unfortunately when they visited, no one ever gave up their seats.. :roll:

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Post by sensei_ » Thu, 19 Jul 2012 4:16 pm

its the culture here. ive paid for my fare, and i will have a seat if there is one otherwise im on the losing end.

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Post by JayCee » Thu, 19 Jul 2012 4:33 pm

sensei_ wrote:its the culture here. ive paid for my fare, and i will have a seat if there is one otherwise im on the losing end.
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Post by nutnut » Thu, 19 Jul 2012 5:43 pm

sensei_ wrote:its the culture here. ive paid for my fare, and i will have a seat if there is one otherwise im on the losing end.
It's true, this is the culture... Doesn't stop it from being sad though that folk are left standing.
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Post by sensei_ » Thu, 19 Jul 2012 6:08 pm

nutnut wrote:
It's true, this is the culture... Doesn't stop it from being sad though that folk are left standing.
But you honestly think a few expats are going to change the mindset? Honestly Singaporeans are a lost cause. Standing in the middle of bus. Sitting on the outer seats, standing infront my mrt doors.

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