I read about this much earlier on when it first got posted. Then I wasn’t quite sure of the whole story and thought that I’d hold my horses before commenting much on it. Then, I saw it on The Online Citizen… and subsequently from the AsiaOne website.

Trishaw man being bulliied by 3 Britons

So! It was real! The Britons should really be ashamed of themselves. How could they bully someone who was already trying so hard to make a living. Come on, if you think $15 bucks is too much to pay for it, then don’t bother taking it in the first place. Hello? It’s a trishaw, and there are 3 of you on it. How fast would you expect it to go anyway?

Oh man, this really made my blood boil. This uncle, 67-year-old Mr Lee Shee Lam, an old man. How could these 3 young guys do such a thing to an old man? And if this article doesn’t make your blood boil, maybe this would:

Sigh. This is also a reflection of the problems that Singapore might face in the future, when we start getting an aging population. Perhaps that’s why the government is pushing in a lot of policies with regards to your CPF? Oh well, that’s another story altogether.



Reader's Comments

  1. DK | November 1st, 2007 at 1:10 pm

    I don’t see how the CPF policy are going to help us. In fact, it is going to make us work till even older age. Kinda sad.

  2. Miccheng | November 1st, 2007 at 1:12 pm

    I wonder if we’ll become like Japan & HK – more respectful of the aged. Asians tend to be more so than Europeans.

  3. DK | November 2nd, 2007 at 11:24 am

    Saw your name on Guardian. Congrats on your 5 sec of fame. 😀

    http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/news/2007/11/brits_behaving_badly_set_off_s_1.html

  4. Dave Lucas | November 2nd, 2007 at 9:08 pm

    Elderly people deserve to be respected. These “fun-loving Brits” set a wonderful example for their fine country. Could a wee bit of racism have crept in here?

    Great post, Simply Jean! I’ve linked back to it from a post on my blog today.

  5. zeezzen | November 3rd, 2007 at 1:03 am

    These people are really retards. So immature. They should be ashamed of themselves, seriously.

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