same like if you drive, the stupid T&C is just written before entry, u mean every car bother to park there, read, understand then go thru the barricade? think before that, people behind will horn like no tomorrow... these to me are just to protect their interest... seriously, if they put a clause like ALL THE CARS PARKED INSIDE BELONGS TO THE MALL, BY ENTERING THIS CARPARK YOU HAVE AGREED THAT THIS CAR WILL BE PROPERTY OF THE MALL, u think people will bother?
Same, for those discount card etc... people won't bother, just know its function, get over it, if problem arise, then go kpkb...
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You know what guys, I fully support the Hwa Chong student.
"'We were stunned. I asked for it back, while my friend produced her current card, with her particulars, to prove that the void card was hers. He ignored her.
'As the driver was about to keep it, I snatched the card back as I recalled a newspaper article warning us against giving our identification without reasons.'
The student said that as they were about to alight through the front door along Dunearn Road, the driver 'sprang from his seat and grabbed my friend's right arm'.
'My friend cringed as he did that, and I instinctively pushed him away. He then grabbed my right arm, and I struggled to break free. As we struggled, I tore his breast pocket. In an attempt to break loose I flailed my arms around and accidentally hit him on his face,' he claimed.
The student wrote that it was only afterwards that the bus driver explained the system had showed the card as stolen. He said if he had known this earlier, they could have avoided the misunderstanding."
It's purely a mis understanding. 1) Hwa Chong dude did not know about his gf's lost and found thing. 2) Driver did not clarify the reason for snatching the card away (stolen card) 3) Driver GRABBED gf's arm. Sprang from the seat even. I would take this as a sign of aggression on the driver's part if I were in the student's shoes. Note that neither party knew the real story behind the card. Also note that the driver has invaded the girl's personal space by grabbing her. Hell, if I were a girl and some driver dude sprang up from his seat and grabbed my arm after trying to snatch MY card without giving a reason prior to his actions I would kick him in the balls and spray him with mace.
I do not see it as the student's fault. This whole fiasco could have been avoided by driver properly explaining the procedure AND reason for card retain-ment.
Now what to do about this? Nothing. It's just a mis-understanding. Forget about it and understand the underlying reasons for both party's actions. Hwa Chong dude certainly does not deserve a jail term or criminal record for reacting impulsively to a situation which he perceived as him being in the right. Society has been subscribing to the 'eye for an eye' method of dealing with things for too long, which is really growing to be an obsolete 'cure' for things. 100 years down the road when we are more socially evolved we will realise that this indeed is a less efficient way of dealing with situations.
in this case, there would be no doubt that the bus driver had the authority to retain defective/suspicious ez link cards, as already stated by the bus company.
by preventing the bus driver from doing his job (forcibly snatching back the girl's card and allowing her to take a free bus ride), the boy had provoked the BD to take firmer measures to try to retain the card.
good for you. so, it was self-defence for the student to whack (continuously) the driver becos of a 'misunderstanding'. The good-for-nothing, low-class, crass driver deserved to be beaten. In fact, he should kneel and beg the student for forgiveness.
Ya, case closed and move on. Just a case of another simple misunderstanding blown out of proportion.
Sheesh, we simply have nothing to do......
Last edited by major_tom; 17th May 2007 at 11:38 AM.
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it would be a case of misunderstanding only if the BD was clearly shown to be lying.
This world really changes alot...
No doubt la...as Buddhism call this the time of degeneration (kaliyuga)
Christians bible mentioned that this is the time where it is being ruled by Satan!
hmmm ... yup... all a blardy misunderstanding just becos the POOR Hwa Chong boy finds the bus captain suspicious to want his friend to hand over the concession pass. out of self defence he punched so many times ? i think someone mentioned if we could punch a police officer out of self defence if he asked for our IC ?
anyway off the record, i think the 'apologetic' reply might not be written by the Hwa Chong boy himself. somehow i feel that it could be written by a lawyer
Driver did, according to BD's account.2) Driver did not clarify the reason for snatching the card away (stolen card)
untrue, based on BD and eyewitness accounts. BD blocked their exit from the bus by holding on to the poles inside the bus, and tapped the girl's shoulder when she tried to leave the bus.3) Driver GRABBED gf's arm. Sprang from the seat even.
so...it all hinges on whether the BD/witnesses or the boy was telling the truth.
Bus now very famous wo! Starting got "Hong Kong Bus Uncle", then got "Singapore Bus Uncle" now even got "Coward kid hit Bus Uncle"!!!
Now I should bring my HP (with video cam type) and keep taking bus and hope that I can capture "live" of all the actions and post to youtube..big big hit man!!!