Thursday, March 15, 2007

Need for a feed

A recent survey revealed that it is the relatively young among Singaporeans (20 - 35, I think) who are least conscious about littering. Well, my experience suggests that the younger ones are also either unaware about the reasons behind our 'fine' city's reputation, or they cannot be bothered. This picture of a young man eating away in our subway train oblivious to the 'no eating' sign just across from him, if he had bothered to lift up his head and read, is evidence of this.

This is not an isolated case. I have seen many young chaps and chapees like him eating away on buses and trains like it is nobody's business. What's more, nobody bothers to remind them, including myself. Why risk a scolding for helping the transport company keep their rules when they aren't too concern about how much they charge you for a ride, or how often they turn up to pick you up at their stops?

Yeah, great excuse.


Lam Chun See said...

So what's the point of having so many posters threatening to fine people for this and that?

Epilogos said...

I think when the 'authorities' don't take themselves seriously when it comes to enforcement, nobody else would, or should. And I don't mean the government only. There is a lot less stress on control nowadays - consultation is preferred - but if that is the case, then those 'fine' signs shouldn't even be put up in the first place. This isn't the first time where official signs are ignored. In fact, it has been happening for quite some time now. I posted this blog entry almost 1 year to today, and the situation hasn't changed a single bit. Interestingly, the police station is just 100 metres away. Are we regressing into a Third World Banana Republic?