Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Annoying Singaporean #1

Basically, in Singapore, on escalators, you have to keep to the LEFT. no matter what you did in your home country, it's LEFT LEFT LEFT in Singapore! it used to be anything, but in the last couple of years, we started standing left.

At first, it was terrible. nobody adhered to it and everybody was still blocking the traffic. truth to be told, the situation is so much better than it was, say, 5 years ago. But still, nobody complains if there's still room for improvement. So, if somebody chokes up the traffic when he/she could well walk up or keep left, it annoys me to no end.
i will either trying stomping my feet loudly, or clear my throat, and wait for the person to make way. unfortunately, some people are pretty deaf and cannot hear such stomping and foot clearing!

so, these are my proposed solutions.

1) Paste little neon strips of green (left) and strips of red (right) on the escalator. A little unsightly though.

2) Instead of putting annoying LED lights (dhoby ghaut mrt station) that makes me giddy (haven't you seen those disco lights -_-), put the LED lights to good use. Line the road towards the escalator with little small LED lights, one side green, one side red.

3) Just scream at the person in front of you and whack his head. (no, i'm kidding. really.)


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