July 10, 2007

Ungraciousness

Singaporeans are ungracious. They don’t give up seats to needy people, they sit on the outer seat of the bus, they stand on the right of the escalator, they buy trolleys (trollies?) full of groceries at the supermarket express counters.

Yeah as usual its a few black sheep who will tarnish the name of “Singaporeans”, but just one or two of them can really hog the express side of the escalator. When you’re just behind the hoggers you could still advise them to stand aside, but you just can’t holler up when you’re trapped behind…

And I can understand sometimes you are just dead beat and need a seat to snore on the MRT train… but every one else in the cabin? Also, can’t people just WAIT for train passengers to alight before trying to storm in? Especially those pesky kids who think they’re smart to squeeze under the butts of people trying to get out so they could get a seat. Wonder what the parents are teaching them.

When will we reach the stage where kids are taught to wait for alighting passengers, and need not snatch seats because someone will willingly give up his/hers once they’re in? When will people queue intelligently and turn queue lines so as not to block passageways? Where is the obiang courtesy bear I knew many years ago???

July 5, 2007

Ad Spoof

A thought came across my head after watching the Macdonald’s ad of a man dropping coins to a guy who is singing by the lane. The singing guy stopped and asked, “Hey prices are going up everywhere! Can give more?”

I’m tempted to take a donation can and do that to everyone who cares to drop in a few cents…

July 4, 2007

Coin Deposit Machine

Was queuing to withdraw money today at Civic Centre, when loads of coin dropping sound came from behind. Everyone turned back (naturally!) and most were surprised they didn’t notice the coin deposit machine beside the cash deposit machine! I believe many people would have stocked up coins and had to change them off with people who needed loose change, so this should be a very useful machine! I probably should find some time where there’s no people there to try it out.

I tried to look up information about the machine on the net, but didn’t find any. Rather strange, no notice whatsoever, or maybe its a fake machine lol. Too bad I didn’t have a internet-enabled camera phone, I’d just take a shot and blog on the spot while waiting for the damn long queue…