for every 10 bus trips i take, with the elderly forced to stand, i see only 1 person giving up the seat. if singapore society is as gracious and courteous as you described, i'm sure the many drivers on the road will stop road hogging and swerving all around. we won't also be seeing people trying to rush into the train when others are alighting, or cutting queues at the bus interchanges.
i don't see much change since my primary school days and now. in fact, i think the practice of giving up seats to those who need it, is declining. singaporeans are getting less and less courteous, and more and more demanding and impatient. the ME ME ME first attitude is very strong in this society. there are many times when i'm dealing with customers that singporeans will just cut in when someone else is talking and demand to be seen to first. it's absolutely ridiculous. even when i'm buying stuff at the shop and asking the salesperson a question, some singaporean chap will butt in and demand to be attended to, even if he/she just walked in. no manners at all to say excuse me or thank you.
I have been recruiting last 18 months. One thing was so apparent, most of the candidates, all Singaporen, lack the ability to think critically. The "Why" is definately lacking.
I won't like to comment further to you and your eyes no matter how small they are. But i can pity you if you need me to. As I think your comparison against another country people is offensive for me.
Originally Posted by kei1309
We have T1, T2, or T3 for you to get back if you don't like what you see here.Originally Posted by kei1309
Don't try to sow discord here by saying what is not. Singaporeans are giving up seats!
SuperficialOriginally Posted by allenleonhart
What you see and what she sees from day to day might be different, no need to get so angry over this topic.
ROFL.Originally Posted by allenleonhart
ChillOriginally Posted by spree86
I thought I'd like to say that while nightlights has a bad sense of humor and is probably a over literal person, all this started out with what I thought was a totally random joke about accusations about being Japanese in response to a simple 'open your eyes' (made with bad logic of course) comment.Originally Posted by allenleonhart
i pointed out the fact that kei's observation can be equally valid as nightlights. both their sample size was probably too small to be accurate/reflective of the whole society.
this was my quote
directed at this line of his commentnight. different ppl have different empirical observations. I see no problem with it. u may observe many giving up seats, she can observe many not. dun see a problem. sample size too small anyways.
his reply was a mere 1 word, superficial, which was uncalled for.Don't try to sow discord here by saying what is not. Singaporeans are giving up seats!
Last edited by allenleonhart; 19th July 2011 at 08:07 PM.
Uhhhhh king... TLDR la.... Hurts my brain....
Zzzzzzzz... Not enough homework...
Last edited by bonrya; 19th July 2011 at 07:57 PM.
How old am I? For me to know. For you to find out. If u think I am rude, so be it. but my Japanese customer pays me what ever amount I quoted without bargaining after my job is done. I can't be that rude right?Originally Posted by kei1309
Any way, I am old enough to not understand what does that last icon in your above message means. Care to tell me?
FYI, I have nothing against Japanese. I drive Japanese car, use Japanese cameras, etc. Been to japan more than 5 times and like Nara more than anywhere else.