Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Is this the best Singapore has to offer?

i refer to a quote found here. this quote was left behind after someone blogged about his terrible experience waiting in a queue for hours at Singapore's recent Air Show

i'll quote verbatim on my blog:

"You are as stupid and as naive as they come. Let me tell you, this is where Chinese nationals are clever. Remember last time there was a budda tooth relic exhibition at expo? One china woman cunningly act blur and cut the queue from position number approx 1000 to within the first 10 persons at the main entrance. If you are not able to milk the situation for what it’s worth and turn it to your advantage, then you cannot blame anyone but yourself. The system is lousy, but you are not street smart enough to take advantage. Many people today actually just went in without tickets because they took advantage of the situation when security did not check the tickets. You are a loser, so don’t complain if you can’t beat those who cut Q."

i hope this is just a minority of Singaporeans, no, human beings who think this way. i'm no saint, but this "me first" attitude is exactly why we find society such a harsh, and unforgiving place to exist.

if you have any sense of decency, courtesy, values.. it gets scorned upon as being stupid, or we only have ourselves to blame. what results from this sort of thinking?

selfishness, unethical business practices, impatience, rudeness, apathy, hopelessness..

really, i can't think of anything positive about this behavior, and if you happen to be reading this, pay it forward, the world's a shitty place sometimes, but let's give a helping hand where we can.


Jeremy said...

show me this guy and I'll rip his throat out with my bare hands

brian koh said...

jeremy : there there.. you've been playing too much grifball..