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Sunday, February 04, 2007

senior citizen

The nasi lemak stall I frequent always has a queue. It is located at the Taman Megah morning market, next to the vegetable stall on the left if you enter the market from the 7-11 entrance. On that particular morning, I noticed a senior citizen waiting for his turn. I alerted the seller and requested that she serve him first. I added that even the senior citizens get served first when they visit government counters. The seller replied that the senior citizen can wait for his turn as he is strong ( she came to this conclusion because he goes for a morning walk every morning) What do you think?

13 Comments:

  • That nasi lemak stall, my wife go there on and off.

    Malaysian pasar are not known for their senior-citizin-friendliness

    By Blogger www.yenjai.net, at 5:01 PM  

  • i agree with u on Sr Citizen first :)

    By Anonymous JL, at 6:21 AM  

  • there's really no harm in respecting the seniors - in fact, it shows that you have been brought up well by your own parents.

    in any case, if you let the senior go before your turn, the stall-keeper shouldn't complain. everyone is a customer!

    By Blogger doc, at 7:37 AM  

  • you showed your respect and that was an important sign for him. The stall keeper shouldn't have a problem with it.

    By Blogger SGT DUB, at 7:48 AM  

  • but then some senior citizens get offended by similar treatment...nonetheless i would have done the same thing if i were u..

    By Anonymous eve, at 7:06 PM  

  • Hmm, I won't claim that I'm so gentlemanly but if they look old and frail, I usually give in.

    By Blogger Jonzz, at 8:40 PM  

  • I wouldn't speak for the others in the queue but I'd the the elderly go first.

    By Blogger Bernard, at 11:33 PM  

  • Eve's got a point tho'. Some Seniors do take offence..esp. Ladies. Kinda like a wake-up call on how old they look.

    Ahem!..like how I'm referred as Aunty..even tho' I FEEL I am not! Hee hee hee!

    By Anonymous mott, at 4:14 AM  

  • jonzz: they could also be intimated by your hulking size :P

    By Blogger Las montaƱas, at 10:20 PM  

  • Depends la. Perhaps he wouldn't want preferential treatment since he is still able-bodied, but who knows he would also welcome the courtesy.

    By Blogger William, at 1:47 AM  

  • I totally agree with you that Sr Citizen shud go first. Sometimes I wonder what out society is becoming, over here oso lidat, at the airport, stupid aircrafts board first class and business class passengers first without any regard to old people and people travelling with small children.

    By Blogger FireHorse, at 2:06 PM  

  • yenjai, I could have bumped into your wife without knowing it!


    jl, good for you!

    doc, right!

    sgt dub, yeah but he didn't thank me...strange?

    By Blogger just me, at 3:38 AM  

  • eve, we would love to be treated like this if when we become senior citizens, right?

    jonzz, defender of the weak, cool!

    bernard, I know you would!

    mott, I for one won't be offended

    By Blogger just me, at 3:42 AM  

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