I'm not saying that ALL Singaporean Chinese middle aged (and older) women are like that. But why do SO MANY of them behave like animals?
This is not a hate post based on race. I am part Chinese myself. It's just an observation... because the Uncles on the whole are ok (though there are some very ungentlemanly ones) ... and the malay and indian aunties are not that kiasu either.
Is that your experience too?
The ones that will push, and shove, and hold up supermarket cashier queues, and rush, and glare and grab everything is more often than not...*drum roll*... a Singaporean Chinese auntie.
Not unlike cockroaches, they have been around a long time, and gone through a lot and are survivors. I grant them that. But surely in today's modern civil society, they would have learnt to move with the times... and not exhibit such primitive behaviour.
Just yesterday, I was at the ATM machines ( POSB of course.. the aunties' choice bank... but hope I don't turn into one of them!)... There were 3 machines, all being used. But there wasn't anybody in the queues.. apart from one Auntie.. in the extreme left line.
So I stand in the second line, that had no one queuing. As soon as this Auntie noticed me in that line, she moves over and stands in front of me. Like she thinks I've got some ESP powers and know that that machine is going to be free soon.
Ok nevermind, I just moved to the next line... on the extreme right. Who in their right mind would choose to stand behind someone waiting in lin when there are 2 other separate lines with no one queuing in them.
Then this Kiasu Auntie, lunges sideways to get in front of me in that line as well. Just then, the person from that machine walks off. So Kiasu Auntie gets to use it... very triumphantly. Then within seconds, the middle machine is free, and I move towards it.
Then I hear a loud "Tssst!" sound from the auntie at the next machine. Her machine was our of cash or something. Haha... She stares at me, and moves back in line. Stare at me for what? You're the one that was like a crab scuttling infront of me just so I don't get to any ATM before you.
You don't push your way to the front and board the bus first.. the bus will leave before you get a chance to board it ah?
You elbow me so you can overtake me, and then start walking slowly again like the hobbit that you are... makes you feel like you're gaining something, is it?
It really irks me when these aunties get kiasu over nothing. One thing's for sure, if war were to break out... it's the aunties who will survive (by trampling over everyone else).. because let's face it, (call them kiasu or whatever) the rest of us just don't have that kind of killer instinct.
p/s- may I suggest to the Ministry of Defence- recruit these aunties instead of our NS men. Sure win war!
p/ps- For my foreign readers who don't understand this phenomena, take a look at this video of this troll of an auntie admonishing a young lady AFTER she had given up her seat to the old bag.
And this one where a young child's hair accidentally brushed her arm, while on the bus. Ridiculous reaction.
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Another is that I was standing near the exit as I was about to alight at the next stop. Instead of saying excuse me, an auntie pushed me aside! While she was alighting, I pushed her back. She looked worried! Good thing I managed to control my laughter. A tit for a tat I must say.
You know how it is at the public toilets, sometimes it's a bit confusing whether you should queue behind the first person in line or go to the next cubicle.
In most cases, the safest way is to queue behind the first person in the queue and start a line from there.
This Bank ATM queue had distinch lines marked out in bright yellow, with arrows.. one line for each ATM machine.
Wasn't one line and then splits into the separate machine or anything like that.
majority of people living in SG are chinese anyway.
i have had my fair share of experiences from other races behaving atrociously too.
such people unfortunately, come in all shapes & forms :/
but it happens esp when i take purple line to little india to my friend who stays there. the people can get really rude. thou i don't deny there are other ethics who does this too, not only indian nor chinese or any others in this case. its just.. well, aunties.
but sometimes its not over-reacting to be put off by people's contact w urself. i hate it alot when sweaty and sticky people touches me and stick themself to me when sitting beside etc. its quite gross. but hair? omg. its nthing big. shes overreacting big time. HAIR. goshhhh
once I was waiting for the train at tanjong pagar during peak hour (you know there's just so many people trying to go home). and when the train came, my boyfriend and I tried to get into it but this lady stepped on my feet and just grind it like my feet was some cigarette butt. when i was about to retort, she screamed "don't touch me!" at my boyfriend and said the f word before pushing the both of us out of the train. the train closed and there's just no way to confront her. the others who witnessed it can only breathe out 'she's so fierce'. seriously my boyfriend wouldn't want to touch someone with an oily face and greasy hair like that (no offense I was just really offended by her behavior)
all in all, I just want to say that I really don't understand why they could treat that to other people. I really DO love Singapore. it's a really nice country to live in and I've met some of the most intelligent people here. and I absolutely love the mixed culture but there's only that much one could tolerate.