Good for you. But everyone is made different... including our weaknesses.
List down the 7 deadly sins... I'm sure we fall prey to some of them at least at some points in our life. For example, sometimes we hurt our parents' feelings because of our pride. I have seen someone telling tales about her boss, and she succeeded in replacing him in time. Some of us don't pay for all the software we use? Well... the list goes on.
Actually, the fella who took the dictionary never made any excuses. He became reclusive and kept to himself after the incident... so I never got to find out why exactly he did it. We just never spoke about the incident again. But I think his family is not rich. Not everyone in good school are 'elites'. Some of my classmate's parents were teachers, taxi drivers, and there was even a gardener. They worked hard to get into the good schools, so it is not fair to label them as 'elites' and impose harsher punishments for their wrong doings. Similarly, the kid should not escape punishment just because his father is someone important. They should be punished like everyone else.
Punishments are metted out by people. They have a choice...
It's like my old RI principal? He could have asked Kinokuniya to send the boy to the police station... but he did what he did, because he thought it was the right thing to do.
Last edited by nottipiglet; 16th May 2007 at 04:59 PM. Reason: Add some things.
If someone took my girlfriend's ezlink card and prevented me from leaving the bus I'd also be pissed. Probably would'nt punch him though, maybe just shove him aside and get off the bus. I mean, card error card error lah, go and call traffic inspector all that for what? siao
the boy should get a proper punishment..like sending him to a boys home or something..
Give him a 2nd chance?? A chance is not to be given, a chance has to be earned..
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well, if the concession card does not belong to the gf/him, it is morally "unethical" and simple English "stealing".
Where did the card come from?
1. They found it?
2. Other person lend them? with consent?
3. They used it without consent?
4. Stole it? Any other things that they have not declared?
And lastly, if you are hawker, you sold food to them, they ate and not paying or pay half, they punch you when u demand for the money, would you consider yourself just unlucky being "punch", then forget the matter? next customer please...
and what if they are stopped by a police officer? Did the Hwa Chong Coward dare to punch the officer when demanded to investigate and check their card?
Last edited by LOTUSfairy; 16th May 2007 at 05:32 PM.
School should incorporate this into the system..since they also encourage all to take up chinese...teach those spoilt brats about morals...