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Tit-for-tat exchange over reserved MRT seats

Postby starlight1968sg » Thu May 12, 2011 10:35 pm

http://sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/singapor ... 54302.html

I was travelling on NS line this afternoon. A man seated on a reserved seat. Next to him was an empty seat. Another man looked a bit old because of lesser hair, walked into the train and said to him "can I have your seat?" The man was probably surprised but he asked him to sit next to him. The older repeated this question again and I guess the younger man said the same. The older shouted and said that he was handicap and wanted that seat... He even said "do you want to fight?"

I thought a fight was about to start. Luckily, the older one finally sat next to him. Later, the two did some mumbling but no fighting involved.

What say you?

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Re: Tit-for-tat exchange over reserved MRT seats

Postby ChiefKiasu » Thu May 12, 2011 10:45 pm

I say this is symptomatic of a society gone too literal in following rules. We give way because we are forced to based on some criteria (must be pregnant, must be handicapped, must be young child or old man). We give way from the brain, not from the heart.

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Re: Tit-for-tat exchange over reserved MRT seats

Postby starlight1968sg » Thu May 12, 2011 10:47 pm

Can those needy DEMAND that reserved seat?

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Re: Tit-for-tat exchange over reserved MRT seats

Postby schweppes » Thu May 12, 2011 11:01 pm

starlight1968sg wrote:Can those needy DEMAND that reserved seat?


But that's the sad thing about society today. We've grown to be a demanding lot. I think the way the old man went about it is rather rude too. Sometimes, I give up my seats to the elderly or preggy, or I see other passengers doing it, and NOT a word of thanks or even a smile to acknowledge gratitude.

I know I shd not expect them to thank, but a little courtesy wd be nice. :roll:

Actually, there was once I gave up my seat to an elderly man and this young woman sat down. I think everyone was appalled. The elderly man thanked me and said "never mind, let her sit". I shook my head firmly, marched up to her and said, "aunty (even tho she's younger than me), this seat not for u".

Aunty: why not (rudely)

Me: for this uncle (i pointed to the elderly man)

Aunty: what for

Me: (loudly) oh, are u are a senior citizen or pregnant?

Aunty stood up to let the old man seat. But not without glaring at me.

my good deed for the day :wink:

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Re: Tit-for-tat exchange over reserved MRT seats

Postby tankee » Thu May 12, 2011 11:41 pm

schweppes wrote:
starlight1968sg wrote:Can those needy DEMAND that reserved seat?


But that's the sad thing about society today. We've grown to be a demanding lot. I think the way the old man went about it is rather rude too. Sometimes, I give up my seats to the elderly or preggy, or I see other passengers doing it, and NOT a word of thanks or even a smile to acknowledge gratitude.

I know I shd not expect them to thank, but a little courtesy wd be nice. :roll:

Actually, there was once I gave up my seat to an elderly man and this young woman sat down. I think everyone was appalled. The elderly man thanked me and said "never mind, let her sit". I shook my head firmly, marched up to her and said, "aunty (even tho she's younger than me), this seat not for u".

Aunty: why not (rudely)

Me: for this uncle (i pointed to the elderly man)

Aunty: what for

Me: (loudly) oh, are u are a senior citizen or pregnant?

Aunty stood up to let the old man seat. But not without glaring at me.

my good deed for the day :wink:


:salute:

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Re: Tit-for-tat exchange over reserved MRT seats

Postby schweppes » Thu May 12, 2011 11:44 pm

tankee wrote: :salute:


:oops: :oops:

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Re: Tit-for-tat exchange over reserved MRT seats

Postby vicki » Fri May 13, 2011 12:12 am

starlight1968sg wrote:http://sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/singaporescene/tit-tat-exchange-over-reserved-mrt-seats-084554302.html

I was travelling on NS line this afternoon. A man seated on a reserved seat. Next to him was an empty seat. Another man looked a bit old because of lesser hair, walked into the train and said to him "can I have your seat?" The man was probably surprised but he asked him to sit next to him. The older repeated this question again and I guess the younger man said the same. The older shouted and said that he was handicap and wanted that seat... He even said "do you want to fight?"

I thought a fight was about to start. Luckily, the older one finally sat next to him. Later, the two did some mumbling but no fighting involved.

What say you?


Har?? You mean there was an empty seat and the older man still 'demanded' THAT particular 'special' seat??

He really must be :siao:

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Re: Tit-for-tat exchange over reserved MRT seats

Postby verykiasu2010 » Fri May 13, 2011 8:11 am

vicki wrote:

Har?? You mean there was an empty seat and the older man still 'demanded' THAT particular 'special' seat??

He really must be :siao:


to the older man, the corner reserved seat with the handle bar is easier for him to get off the train later on, there is support for him as well as is nearer to the door

that is the reason the reserved seat is always at the corner, not in the middle of the cabin.

if the older man is still strong and able, then I would say both men are from KL....I mean they are both KL lor ..... :siam: :siam:
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Re: Tit-for-tat exchange over reserved MRT seats

Postby verykiasu2010 » Fri May 13, 2011 8:32 am

jessicawongcs wrote:
schweppes wrote:
starlight1968sg wrote:Can those needy DEMAND that reserved seat?


But that's the sad thing about society today. We've grown to be a demanding lot. I think the way the old man went about it is rather rude too. Sometimes, I give up my seats to the elderly or preggy, or I see other passengers doing it, and NOT a word of thanks or even a smile to acknowledge gratitude.

I know I shd not expect them to thank, but a little courtesy wd be nice. :roll:

Actually, there was once I gave up my seat to an elderly man and this young woman sat down. I think everyone was appalled. The elderly man thanked me and said "never mind, let her sit". I shook my head firmly, marched up to her and said, "aunty (even tho she's younger than me), this seat not for u".

Aunty: why not (rudely)

Me: for this uncle (i pointed to the elderly man)

Aunty: what for

Me: (loudly) oh, are u are a senior citizen or pregnant?

Aunty stood up to let the old man seat. But not without glaring at me.

my good deed for the day :wink:

:salute: :salute: that "aunty" must blind so need that handicap seat :laugh:


visually handicapped mah .....
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Re: Tit-for-tat exchange over reserved MRT seats

Postby verykiasu2010 » Fri May 13, 2011 8:39 am

another perspective of it :

the old man in his 20s and the young lady in her 70s.....

you ask a man "how old are you?" but you ask a lady "how young are you ?"
:evil: :evil: :duck: :duck: :siam: :siam:
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