By now, you should know that several MRT stations are closing earlier almost every month. For the month of October, the early closure (and late opening) are stations in the green line, namely these stations:
- Bouna Vista
- Tiong Bahru
They would be closed at 11:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays in October 2018, with shuttle buses plying the road for these affected stations.
If you take the train in these stations regularly, you’d have most likely seen posters in the station about the early closure as well, unless you’re like these fellows.
Cursing & Scolding SMRT Staff
Before anything, here’s the most ironic part of this incident: as the guys machine-gunned profanities on the SMRT staff, this is seen prominently:
Now, here’s the video, but do note that firstly, the video uploader isn’t the one who filmed the video.
And secondly, while the context seems to be about the early closure, that is mere speculation as they didn’t specifically talk about it.
(Though there’s a high possibility. Just watch and read on.)
If you’d have noticed, in the beginning of the video, there’s quick mention of the original uploader and also the description: “Train won’t let us everyone go back home! How F…”
But netizens are defending SMRT (not common, but hey, netizens can be impartial too, okay?) simply because the people in the video sounded too self-entitled.
Here’s a transcript of what they said (I bolded the words that sounded way too strawberrified):
Green-shirted Guy: ???????? (cannot hear)
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Video-taker: Eh hello how we go home leh?
Green-shirted Guy: You don’t want to appear (???) media we also don’t want
Video-taker: Eh, F** you lah
White-shirted Guy: You call your management come down! Hello!
Video-taker: Call, call, call! How we go home sia
White-shirted Guy: Call your management come down! You all talk easy! I go back 11 now what time? 1 o-clock! You sucks man!
Video-taker F*** you! Cheese pie! No balls! F*** you SMRT
Yeah, note the me, me and me?
SMRT Staff Remained Calm Throughout
As mentioned, it’s uncertain whether it could have been due to the early closure, but nevertheless, you’ve to give kudos to the SMRT staff for keeping their cool despite the constant verbal abuse by the commuters.
Now, this could be the very reason why this signage could be seen not just in train stations, but inside buses as well.
‘Coz the sense of entitlement in some Singaporeans is just too damn high.
Moral of the Story
You know what I think?
Given that SMRT hasn’t had the best reputation nowadays, the video-taker might have thought that people would support him based solely on that fact.
But with netizens getting more critical nowadays, it’s best to think twice before “appear (???) media”. Because the netizens of 2018 are different from the netizens of 2000.
Of course that’s just me.
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