Singapore – Prolific Fb commentator Ho Ching gives her views on the wave of individuals exhibiting unjustified superiority and self-entitlement, as described in a New York Occasions Journal article by contributing author Maggie Jones.
The article headlined “See (the Worst Folks in) the World” retells the tales of how Covid-era passengers have turned the job of flight attendant into “a complete nightmare”.
The well-travelled Madam Ho condemns these passengers from Hell as being worse than a Yaya Papaya, a Singlish slang time period describing people who find themselves boastful gloating braggarts. Nicely, you get the image.
And right here’s the purpose. One would suppose that Madam Ho, being the spouse of Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and a company bigwig in her personal proper, would really feel, effectively, entitled to really feel entitled. However her sympathies are undoubtedly with the downtrodden.
The article describes the irregular stresses flight attendants now face, exacerbated and infrequently provoked by having to police passengers’ onboard behaviour and implement US federal rules, together with requiring passengers to put on correct masks correctly all through the flight and keep prescribed social distancing.
As Ms Jones tells it: “Individuals are indignant about carrying masks. Individuals are indignant at those that don’t put on masks. They’re all bored with the lengthy traces, packed aeroplanes and cancellations brought on by climate and Omicron.”
Her article focuses on the hostility and, more and more, violence skilled on folks in customer support by entitled clients.
Madam Ho makes fairly plain her sentiments in the direction of folks insisting on “extra” rights, and the way their sense of entitlement impacts different people who find themselves simply doing their job.
She says: “By some means, if we veer in the direction of demanding increasingly ‘rights’ for ourselves, we grow to be an ungracious society that doesn’t respect the rights of others and grow to be abusive of others.
“Being abusive to nurses who take care of us or our households in hospitals, or being aggressively demanding on-air stewardesses who serve us on board flights, mirror poorly on ourselves.
“Maybe folks do that to point out their “superiority”, however it exhibits them as much as be inferior individuals who drag society down the trail of anarchy, mistrust, and abuse.
“It’s one factor to be a yaya papaya.
“It’s fairly one other to inform lies, abuse our place of belief, after which wrapping ourselves up within the cloak of victimhood to excuse our unhealthy behaviour.”
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Netizens supported what Madam Ho mentioned. They agreed that these undue emotions of entitlement are additionally surfacing in Singapore ,too, and agreed with the feelings expressed in Ms Jones’ article and by Madam Ho.
Netizen Steven Lim commented that as we apply our rights, it ought to be remembered that individuals we’re coping with even have rights.
Picture: Fb screengrab, HO Ching
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