The paper is rather dumb to publish this...moreover, who is obviously rude?
"An IT manager from Sydney who is based in Singapore, Paul Stapleton, is quoted in the article saying, “They (Singaporeans) are the rudest f***ing ....."
He sounds like a loser who can't get hitched on gals here...
What the F**K is this! Ok, I am rude, but I don't have the honour to represent the whole of Singapore.
Last edited by ovaltinemilo; 3rd June 2010 at 02:13 PM.
RGB Metering & Focusing.
LIFE is like Photography. You use the Negatives to develop. The Pictures to prove the beauty.
While I agree we are not the most gracious of people in the world, I think every country has it's own culture and taste. For me, a foreigner should just get used to living in the country he's in; a case of when in Rome, do as the Romans. When you compare us to HK, we are actually not that bad off, but when you compare us to Indonesian, I find that they are too polite (and also too slloooooooowwwwww). Japan has it's own culture - a polite society in a hectic world yet if some MRT staff is going to shove my ass into a 140% packed MRT...
There is no good or bad; just differences in cultures. Damn, I should go to a hotdog stand today. Make me one with everything!
tt guy is exaggerating...or he lives his life back in a laid back farm, watch goats/horses graze on green that he seldom interacts with people...there are all kinds of people everywhere...
or probably, he is always thrown back with rudeness as he's always starting it himself
RGB Metering & Focusing.
Still ahead of Korea and Malaysia...
I wonder how they came up with the survey.
Let us not be ego and look at our society at large.
Granted in every country there will be the extremity. But that said, having being branded as a first world country by our own Government, has our level of graciousness reached progress with the country's development?
I personally felt that it has in fact, regress. Everyday, as I travel to and fro from work, I will always encounter small incident of graciousness. People jamming for the door on mrt or buses, bulky items left behind at lift lobby waiting for magician to clear it, getting the 'Don't have" answer when I ask for something in a shop... just some of which I encounter on everyday basis.
yesterday i had a customer service officer hang up on me after repeated attempts to send emails to the company with 3 different email addresses. i asked him to hold on the line, as i was sending an email from a 4th email address. he said "look, i have other calls to attend to", then i heard a click.
this is not the first time i am experiencing such appalling standards of service in london.. which is globally known to be in a first world country.
Last edited by night86mare; 3rd June 2010 at 05:30 PM.
Is Singapore a gracious society? I think the answer is simple. We still have a long way to go, especially comparing ourselves with Taiwan, Thailand and Japan.