Monday, May 21, 2012

Rudeness

I know I've been rude not to update my blog for almost 2 weeks. It's not like I've gone into a hiatus but I was really busy flying around. And when I fly, I'll be lazy to blog. Last week, I was away for the whole 7 days and then this week I have Monday at home and then the rest of the week I'll be globe trotting.

There's another story I would love to share on rudeness.

Last week, I was in Singapore (again... I know...) and on the way to the airport to catch my flight back to KL, my gf and I got into this white Mercedes cab. My gf and I were happily chatting in the car about her attending her ex-bf's wedding dinner. She was just sharing about her experience attending that dinner and how weird and awkward it is when the parents of the guy doesn't recognise her anymore after she spotted a short haircut.


Then suddenly, this Uncle just interupted us (in Cantonese, because we were conversing in Cantonese thinking he wouldn't understand) and said "soh chu, soh chu" (literally translated as "stupid piggy"). We were stunned and then without permission, he continued his story and his "wise" advice to us. He told us that if we were to get a wedding invitation for any of our "ex-es" weddings, we should attend and dress to kill. "Make him regret that he dumped you or even if you dumped him". You should look at our reaction at that moment.

He went on telling us that he used to go after so many girls, even all the way to Perak. And we were like - "who cares?!!" Can you just shut up and don't interupt our conversation?

This is the thing about nosy cab drivers. I don't mind him joining the conversation but shouldn't he apologize for interupting? And what's with calling my gf a "soh chu?!!" That's so uncalled for and moreover his Cantonese is not very good but he told us he used to date a girl from Hong Kong. So?!!

That's the most irritating can driver I met in Singapore. But he was very helpful with my super heavy luggage. Sigh...


10 comments:

zewt said...

There are a lot of people in Singapore who understands cantonese, especially the older generation. mandarin was only introduced as the "official" language after the separation.

suituapui said...

Even in KL, I do prefer Malay drivers. They're more polite...and they don't try to rob you in broad daylight.

Of course, there are some good Chinese taxi drivers but those horrible ones that I've encountered would be enough to give them all a bad name.

One even challenged me to a fight - said I wanted to report him for trying to cheat me... Imagine, strong young man want to fight with old man like me.

Anonymous said...

Typical Singaporean's arrogance and rudeness! You should have told him to excuse you and your gf and ignore him.

Anonymous said...

you should look for the phd taxi driver in singapore next time. I am not sure if he is still around.

http://www.amazon.com/Diary-Taxi-Driver-ebook/dp/B007IOHKPO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337613977&sr=8-1

foongpc said...

Haha! Rude driver who barged into your conversation with your friend? LOL! Or maybe he's just being friendly? Besides, he did help you with the luggage. Haha! : D

foongpc said...

But calling your friend 'son chu' - what's up with that?! LOL

foongpc said...

I mean 'soh chu' - damn auto correct! : )

Mark said...

SingKepoh.

missyblurkit said...

lol..that fella was quite a busy body but on the bright side he was good with the heavy luggage. shopping trip eh?

happy travelling.

Sean said...

hope you're having fun traveling and that you're not suffering any irritation with cab drivers this week! heheh :D

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