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Stealing Seats - Bad manners on Mass Rapid Transit!

Some incidents In the Singapore Mass Rapid Transit trains still resound in my brain years after I observed them.

It's a truly wonderful, punctual system that carries an incredible number of people around the country every day. One thing I noticed was the increasing number of young teenage passengers, who invariably have iPod wires hanging ftom their ears, a bored look, and a couple of cellphones in their pockets.

It seems to become ever more prevalent that they disregard the signs above certain seats designated for pregnant women, or the elderly and infirm.

The young students quickly grab a place in these seats, and then immediately close their eyes and pretend to be asleep. One day, this scene was set.

The train halted briefly at one of the stops, and in came two very elderly ladies. Their faces never moved a muscle as they saw the "special needs" seats fully occupied.

Without hesitation, one dear woman, armed with a very long, very sharp tipped umbrella walked up to the offending two youngsters, who to all intents and purposes were fast asleep.

Without a word she purposefullytouched his crotch with the umbrella. He woke up in a real hurry, as did his friend. They moved off the seats very quickly, as the two women matter-of-factly claimed them. It was a beautiful incident.

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phoenixmaid wrote on January 7, 2015, 6:52 PM

haahaa fantastic, I love her. sadly here in the uk the incident would probably result in the teen screaming abuse and getting the woman prosecuted at best.

Vickiw wrote on January 7, 2015, 6:59 PM

phoenixmaid - she took great care to be fair, firm and friendly! No damage to his possibility of future children! Thanks for your comment!

iWrite. wrote on January 8, 2015, 3:47 AM

nyahahaha! well, today's generation is really different, vicki. can't say anything less...

Vickiw wrote on January 8, 2015, 7:15 AM

You know how you feel when justice is meted out right in front of you? This was one of those lovely occasions! Thanks !

Koalemos wrote on January 8, 2015, 11:42 AM

That is the type of incident that I like and this should be adopted more often.

Vickiw wrote on January 9, 2015, 8:08 AM

These two lovely ladies had obviously worked out a good system! Sad though that they had to do it!

Romeo wrote on January 12, 2015, 12:47 PM

LOL, you made me laughing a lot. Thank you for writing this post.

Romeo wrote on January 12, 2015, 12:48 PM

It is true that the present generation is different. I admit I do not belong to the old generation, but sometimes I feel that I am quite alienated to it about many things.

peachpurple wrote on January 15, 2015, 1:08 AM

so funny, that old folks did well. Youngsters are really bad manners these days, not only in singapore but malaysia too