22 June 2006

Top Ten Things KL Can Do To Be Friendlier ...

Well, the survey's in. Our people are RUDE - so says Reader's Digest. You can read it here.

You can start a comment war here and flame me, but I'm not taking sides. I'm not saying whether we are rude or otherwise. Everytime I think we're nice people, some rude people will turn up and wreck my day. And everytime I think the whole KL's gone south with politeness, some angelic, helpful people turn up and show me some love.. so I really can't decide, to be honest.

So ... whatever you think, I can see your point of view. We're probably not as bad as we're made out to be, but we're probably not as good as we think we are as well.

But just for fun, I'm making a Top Ten list about how KL can be friendlier ...

  • Pass new law making it compulsory for snatch thieves to ask for permission from victim before stealing.
  • You get your purchase free if the shopkeeper or assistant doesn't thank you.
  • Instead of ignoring and chasing away salesmen who approach them when they are having teh tarik, KLites have been advised to invite the salesmen for a drink with them instead.
  • Tax rebates now available for friendly people. It's called 'Rebat Sopan Santun'.
  • Rude students will be allocated with courses they don't want in far away places when they apply for a place in a local university. Also valid for students with rude parents.
  • After taking duit Starbucks from you, policemen will send you a nice Thank You card.
  • The Religious department is establishing a vigilante group that will 'advise' people when they are not friendly.
  • Create a Royal Commission On Friendliness to deliberate on this matter for the next 2 years, produce a 2000 page report and ... well ... do nothing else.
  • Taxi drivers will now tell you up front that you're being ripped off.
  • Drivers are advised to use official sign language to swear at each other instead of just using the finger.

13 comments:

footy said...

hahaha...hillarious..good one :D

Che-Cheh said...

I like the 2nd one...it will be so freaking nice hor.

jin said...

#11 give a friendly hug to all strangers you meet on the street. even if they replied by a slap.

abe said...

LRT doors will automatically close when rude ppl are detected - esp those who like to push other ppl out of the way.

haha. lame one. i better think of another one though! =p

moz monster said...

footy: =)

che-cheh: If this stand as they are, I'd say that we would all be getting tonnes and tonnes of free stuff.

jin: Yeah ... #12 Gentlemanly KL guys offer ladies a friendly hug ...

abe: Haha ... yup ... this one is good ... LRT that automagically throw unfriendly passengers out. Better still if they throw them out in the tunnel between stations =)

Laksa said...

hehe, nice suggestions! i like 'em!

Head Hunter said...

haha noti boy..

Inevitable said...

Ahh... another good top ten list!

cheng sim said...

oh, i've read that article in the papers in my school this morning. its not shocking. i seriously think that there's more and more people in Malaysia who behaves rudely. the whole perception about Malaysians being kind and friendly are just tourism gimic to gain more tourist in our country. Malaysians shouldn't feel shocked about it. maybe truth hurts, thats why denial kicks in.

p/s: GOODNESS!! SO FREAKIN FARNEE LAH WEH. i think parcel got lost lah. haven't receive them yet.

Wingz said...

bestttt!!!

moz monster said...

laksa: hehe ... thanks. =)

head hunter: tenqiu to you too =)

inevitable: I should have used the words unforseeable or inevitable in that list lah ... next time, next time.

cheng sim: Haha ... like I said, I don't know whether we are rude or not, because I see both in my daily life ...

wingz: tenqiu brader =)

Pianonee said...

haha.. I like the second rule the most! when can it be enforced?

LOL

moz monster said...

pianonee: If it was up to me, we'd all be living in a world where we get our shopping FREE !!!