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    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    Are you preparing to do more? say at the same time collect the plates from fellow man who share the same table?
    Why preparing? It is not uncommon in other parts of the world.
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    if you sneeze, you can eat the whole pot by yourself
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    Among the first world nations only in Singapore "To return trays or not" is the biggest social issue.

    Let's ponder about that in silence for a minute.


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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    Relative insists on not returning trays at food courts and hawker centers. Her reasoning: the cleaners will be out of jobs. So the compassionate thing is not to return.

    So what say you?

    Tell your relatives that if you see them bleeding to death and injured after a car accident, you will not do anything to help them, so that undertakers will have a job.

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    打包 for your whole village to eat.
    Can feed a whole village of cats
    I eats, shoots & leaves

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    Tell your relatives that if you see them bleeding to death and injured after a car accident, you will not do anything to help them, so that undertakers will have a job.
    If they haven't die, then it is the ambulance job
    I eats, shoots & leaves

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Among the first world nations only in Singapore "To return trays or not" is the biggest social issue.

    Let's ponder about that in silence for a minute.

    To eat or not to eat is the biggest social issue

    To return or not return trays is the second biggest social issue because it comes after eating

    If you don't eat, then there will not be any return tray issue and you will also slim down, reduce cholesterol
    I eats, shoots & leaves

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yutaka Go View Post
    To eat or not to eat is the biggest social issue
    Not "have enough to eat or not" the biggest social issue here?

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    I think many people now consider what to eat as the more important issue

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    We have said so much..

    Let's us start from Clubsnap!

    1. Clear your own mess and put them in the tray.
    2. Clear all other mess on the table e.g. those left by your fellowman.
    3. Return tray to the collection point.

    Let's not ponder.. let's do it!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    We have said so much.. Let's us start from Clubsnap! 1. Clear your own mess and put them in the tray. 2. Clear all other mess on the table e.g. those left by your fellowman. 3. Return tray to the collection point. Let's not ponder.. let's do it!!!!!
    But you are just letting companies who already charged us for the service to fatten their profit and worse deprive our uncles and aunties of work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    But you are just letting companies who already charged us for the service to fatten their profit and worse deprive our uncles and aunties of work!

    How about telling us your own view.... instead of Stirring...
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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    How about telling us your own view.... instead of Stirring...
    If I see aunties prowling around, I bring the trays to them. Else if they are too busy at tray stations, I return to tray station. If there is no obvious way to return the trays, I will at least gather all my utensils to one corner of the table. I will also try my best to clean the table if I have tissue.

    Either way, I make sure I say "thank you" to the cleaners.

    It's just that I have not come up with a convincing counter argument to my relative. This is especially since one cleaner auntie confirmed it (without prompting) once when we tried to return the trays. More than once and in different places, I have observed that the supervisors treat the cleaners pretty badly (at least verbally) - they are really slave drivers. Of course, the supervisors are employees too but it seems to reflect the "tight ship" that the cleaning company is running - they have no qualms firing someone for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    If I see aunties prowling around, I bring the trays to them. Else if they are too bust at tray stations, I return to tray station. I will also try my best to clean the table if I have tissue.

    Either way, I make sure I say "thank you" to them.

    It's just that I have not come up with a convincing counter argument to my relative. This is especially since one cleaner auntie confirmed it (without prompting) once when we tried to return the trays.

    I don't see why you must come out with anything to counter at all... lead by example and do the right thing, BECAUSE ITS THE RIGHT THING TO DO...

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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    I don't see why you must come out with anything to counter at all... lead by example and do the right thing, BECAUSE ITS THE RIGHT THING TO DO...
    Of course I do what I do. Just not shiok lor - especially when she keeps teaching kids that principle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    Of course I do what I do. Just not shiok lor - especially when she keeps teaching kids that principle.

    If its her kids... then there is nothing you can do... if its your kids... them tell her to please refrain from teaching them such nonsense... if its neither her's or yours... then after she leave... go and set the kid straight...

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    But you are just letting companies who already charged us for the service to fatten their profit and worse deprive our uncles and aunties of work!
    In the first place you help the cleaner having an easier job for the same money if you just return the tray to the cleaner.
    The argument of "depriving of work" is short-sighted. Overall I would ask why a person above 65 needs to do such jobs to have a living instead of being at home for family and kids. And why a society in a developed country (isn't this was SG claims to be?) happily accepts that its seniors do such low level cleaning jobs when technical solutions are already available.
    While there might be a few who just want to do a job instead of being at home, there are many who would opt otherwise if they could.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    Of course I do what I do. Just not shiok lor - especially when she keeps teaching kids that principle.
    Lead by example and tell these kids that you help the cleaner having it a bit easier, since she's old than you. Well, you might get a strange look from her. But if you drive the message back home with the kids then it's not all lost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    If I see aunties prowling around, I bring the trays to them.
    Do you expect any special favour from the beautiful aunties?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yutaka Go View Post
    To eat or not to eat is the biggest social issue To return or not return trays is the second biggest social issue because it comes after eating If you don't eat, then there will not be any return tray issue and you will also slim down, reduce cholesterol
    How about To **** or how to **** be the third biggest social issue
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