This evening i'm taking a transit between NE line to EW line, sat down briefly on the bench on a second, a indian boy probably aged 15-20 dressed in normal outing t-shirt who was already sitting there, stop talking to a girl who is next to him (not in any school uniform nor similar t-shirt to suggest representation of an organization) and turned to me.
he said "Sir.." to catch my attention, and when i turned to him, he grinned and took out a black thick plastic slot with some donation themes printed on it, ain't sure of the details of what donation drive is that but i was skeptical abt it from his wearing and mannerism. i said, "sorry" and pause for a while, and then i said, "donation drives are not allowed in MRT stations, i hope you know." just at this moment, the train came and i stood up to take the train. and i heard him shouted in a very rude manner, "and so?!". i ignored him and boarded the train, but i did not see him board the same cabin.
deep down, i suspected it is not a genuine case of donation drive, which i supposed would have been brief to him in advance and next his behaviour makes me think otherwise of his involvement, and last of all, i wonder if donation drives nowadays allow participants to wear their own hippie clothings.
i never said so to him, becos there is no good evidence i'm sure of. but could i have been too direct and overly sensitive? have things changed nowadays?