Are elderly given free passes to be rude?
I always see elderly cutting queues in mrt or buses, blasting loud music in public or have bad attitudes towards service staff. If the same behaviors are done by younger people it would be considered rude.
Do you think that elderly should be excused from rude behaviors because they are old and frail etc?
Using age as an excuse
Of course not. But people generally close one eye because the elderly will play the “why you disrespect your elders” or “I old already you cannot do anything to me” card when confronted.
Opening wheelchair in front of escalator
I was actually just thinking something similar. Was feeling really tired at the end of a busy week… And really tired of 50s-60s uncles aunties cutting in front of you on public transport, escalators, travellaters for no good reason at all.
It’s bad enough they cut the queue, they would often cut you off, just to stand in front of you, blocking the way because they are engrossed in the K-Drama, C-Drama, TikTok, etc. Or their trolleys or handbags would be sticking out so much, you can’t pass them on the right on the escalator or travellators.
The worst one I saw were two elderly ladies going down the escalator with a wheelchair, who promptly tried to open and sit on the wheelchair at the foot of the escalator, giving zero fks for all the other people coming down the escalator behind them.
I mean…. Come on already. What’s the problem with showing some social awareness and grace?!
Definitely not. But a lot of them are so nasty people try not to confront them most of the time. Just two days ago, an uncle at my neighborhood was speeding with his PMD along the pedestrian side walk and honking everybody on his way. When people didn’t siam as soon as he liked, he scolded them, even cursed in hokkien. I was with my son and I was really scared that he would bump into us….
Stole guy’s seat at hawker centre
My friend and I went to a crowded hawker to eat in our uniform. He went to buy food while I sat down to secure the table. I was using my phone and when I looked up, I saw an old man eating in front of me. I tried to explain that my friend is sitting there but he started shouting about me snatching his seat and make me look bad wtf. Everyone around started looking over. Screw that old man. Hope he died after eating.
Blasting music in the bus
When they blast their vids and music in the bus, i introduce to them my favourite genre of music: death metal.
When they try to squeeze their way in as people are coming out, i have no choice but to be an obstacle if they choose to barge in.
When they cut my line, i make sure the entire line knows of it.