t Double Yellow's Musings: Singaporeans are not Irritated Enough
The warped mind of Double Yellow craves for humor everyday. His daily dose comes from The Straits Times, The Sunday Times, Today, Channelnewsasia, etc. He also thinks that because of this preamble, this blog will never get featured in the local media. And of course, please read the Disclaimer before embarking on the journey.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Singaporeans are not Irritated Enough

Another major study has been completed. And Singapore has not done well. Does it matter what the study is about? No. Does it matter that we have not scored highly? Of course, yes! :)

First, it was about media freedom
Then, it was the Durex sex survey
Now, Reader’s Digest poll on whiners in the region!

Singaporeans, according to this study, are the most tolerant in the region. Something is very wrong. If there was ONE study we should have scored really really high, this must have been it. And yet, we came last. We need to urgently start a campaign so that we can regain our customary numero uno position.

According to the poll (via the esteemed The Straits Times, 28 Dec 2005), Singaporeans are most irritated by

Spitting in public
Queue jumpers
Bad drivers
Poor personal hygiene
Poor service in shops/restaurants
Computer crashes
Smoking in restaurants/public places
Dog mess in street/park
People who drop litter
People who swear/use bad language

I think as part of the campaign we should do all the above wearing a T-shirt that says:

Then next year we hope for the best :)

When I first read the newspaper article, I could not get this song out of my head.... "there was a time when they said Singapore would make it, but it didn't...." :)


Anonymous RecreationCommons said...

IIRC, Singaporeans were the only sampled group in the poll who were highly irritated with foul language.

Does anyone have an opinion or idea why this is so?

3:44 AM  
Anonymous Heather said...

It surprise me that thai are more irritable than singaporeans because generally, thai are very reserve and polite. Maybe they put the highly tolerable Singaporeans into the samples. hehe...

5:25 AM  
Blogger doubleyellow said...

hey rec-commons, i suspect that they must polled people when they were shopping along Orchard Road with their families :) So they have to set example mah. If they had asked teens instead, they might have got an expletive in response :)

hey heather, yeah the thais are very polite. maybe they put the highly intolerable thais into the sample... :)

8:17 AM  
Blogger The Void Deck said...

Bet there are people out there who are irritated with people who are irritated, and people who are irritated with people who are not irritated. Nuke them all sounds tempting?

8:24 PM  
Blogger doubleyellow said...

hahaha Void Deck, if you need a volunteer, buzz me :)

9:20 PM  

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