x9200 wrote:One of the biggest assets Singapore always had was its non-confrontational society. If there was some racism or xenophobia it rarely surfaced to open aggression levels. Now this seems more and more like a norm and what's most scary but not surprising at all is that the young generations are becoming like this. Few more years in growing hatred atmosphere and the whole thing may be beyond repair.
Yep these kids are gutless...and the parents are solely to blame.....if I thought my children acted like that I would be ashamed and more importantly I would do something about it......These kids I would say are gutless and obviously ignorant. Nowadays, kids are disrespectful and sure has to do with their upbringing. However, one cannot completely blame them since their parents are working the whole day and not enough parent bonding happening in the family, resulting in kids seeking solace or any forms of acceptance amongst their peers. Usually, ringleader would dictate their behaviour in public by acting what they should be doing. I cannot say I will not be angry at them if it happened to me but on the hindsight, I felt these kids are at a loss with their direction in life.
I see the same getting on MRT or Bus , for some reason it doesnt seem to register that something is full and they cant get on. The blank look on the faces as they try to compute that the MRT / Bus that they want is in front of them but they cannot get on. MRT is especially puzzling as there will be another one along in a couple of minutes so no need to force your way on to the MRT.Sergei82 wrote:Offtop.
I had a strange encounter recently in Tampines Mall waiting for lift around midnight (escalators are off already): father (around 50 yo) and son (around 20 yo). Both are trying to squeeze in an overcrowded lift, but there is a dilemma: only one of them can fit in without overloading the lift.
Son is backing off, father yells at him to come in, overload signal, son is backing off, father yells to come in ... the loop keeps going for some time.
Nobody in the lift wants to get out and "satisfy" the father at his/her own expense.
Nobody inside the lift and outside the lift (quite a crowd - night movie is just over) is saying anything (why? shy or what?).
I'm getting increasingly pissed off, telling the father to go down and wait for his son in the next lift.
Father ignores me, the loop keeps going...
I can't stand wasting my time at that moment, pullig that son away from the lift.
Father grabs the son and pulls him inside the lift (tug war!!!).
I raise my voice and say a couple of not-very-polite words.
Son is running away... probably to the stairs.
Blank face from the father (comatose!), the door of the elevator is closing.
Everybody around is humbly smiling...
Am I the only guy around here who can stand for his own self???
And what a hell was that in the lift? Why nobody wanted to step out and resolve the problem? Why father is such a jerk???
So maybe that is mentality: hell with everybody else, we will use only what we want and whenever we want! No yielding, no compromise. And if there are strollers, that is not our problem - that is a problem for people with those strollers.
You know, if it is Tanah Merah MRT station and I'm changing train to go to Changi Business Park, I'd rather kill a few people than miss a train for obvious reasons (there will be no other train in a couple of minutes!!!)Barnsley wrote: I see the same getting on MRT or Bus , for some reason it doesnt seem to register that something is full and they cant get on. The blank look on the faces as they try to compute that the MRT / Bus that they want is in front of them but they cannot get on. MRT is especially puzzling as there will be another one along in a couple of minutes so no need to force your way on to the MRT.
Nothing wrong but it's usually this: MRT and the lift only goes one level up. There's an escalator and stairs right next to it. And there would be old people and wheeled transport behind the able-bodied people.Steve1960 wrote:I may be wrong, but what's wrong with able-bodied people using lifts?
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