A netizen reported on STOMP that a bus driver had allowed a passenger to bring a supermarket trolley onto a Comfort Delgro shuttle bus. The bus driver even went to help the passenger to get the trolley on board. This incident happened last Wed (16 May) at about 8pm.
The netizen, by the name of Leticia, was annoyed, seeing what was happening. She was also worried that the trolley might pose a danger to other passengers.
Leticia commented, “I could not believe what I’d seen with my own eyes.”
She was queuing to take a Comfort Delgro shuttle bus home when she noticed a “well-dressed woman in heels” also queuing, with a full supermarket trolley.
Leticia said, “When the bus arrived, she went up and spoke to the driver. The rest of us had to wait for her before we could board. She moved aside as the driver waved to us to signal us to board the bus. When I got my seat, I thought to myself again, ‘She can’t be asking the driver to help her to bring up all her shopping bags.’”
When all the passengers had boarded the bus, the bus driver actually went to help her to bring not just the shopping bags on to the bus, but with the trolley too!
“I said ‘ridiculous’ loudly enough for other passengers to hear and they all looked at me. One of the passengers in front of me agreed and said that we needed to take pictures of this. I whipped out my iPhone and took photos. She was aware of all these. Guess what?? When the bus door was closed, the trolley was blocking the bus entrance. Shouldn’t both of them consider about the safety hazard?”
Later, Leticia discovered the reason why the Comfort Delgro shuttle bus driver was so willing to help the woman: “During the ride, the driver and the woman started conversing. Now I know why the driver helped her – they are both PRCs!”
Leticia added, “Is this the right attitude of a bus driver?? The woman did not dare to look at us the whole time, but she still had the cheek to tell the driver that she would be taking his bus the next day to return the trolley!!!!! I was speechless!! When it was time to alight at the first stop, she had the driver to help her brought the trolley down.”
Bringing supermarket trolley onto a bus not only causes inconvenience to other passengers, it also poses as a safety hazard. What if the bus suddenly brakes?
Foreigners in Singapore should not do things as they pleased as if they were in their own countries and the government should also tighten up their immigration criteria to take in the sort of immigrants Singapore needs.
Leticia said, “This is what has caused all Singaporeans to be disgusted with badly-behaved immigrants. Obviously, she must have gotten in here through money and not through her education or professional skills. It really makes us Singaporeans look bad especially to foreigners who might think that these badly-behaved people are Singaporeans. I wish the government would take a closer look at these immigrants. I believe that we can’t be so desperate that we need such people in our country.”
“I would like this to be shared to the other Singaporeans.”
The last question, of course, is does the PRC woman have the permission from the supermarket to borrow the trolley home?