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Wednesday, November 03, 2004

How lazy/disgusting can you get?

Well, it depends: which unit did you come from?

On my way down to work today, some mother was cleaning up her daughter who was squatting by the little (very little) drainage run-off in the corridor. My first thought was: what the hell? Is the kid crapping out in the corridor?

Then, the mother wiped the mouth of the child and the smell of bile reached me.

Ah. A puking thing. Not so bad.

Which brings me to my question(s): it's the 9th floor of a block of flats where there are only three units on the common corridor. Each unit is about fifteen metres across. And the closest unit was barely two metres from where the mom and daughter. So, why, pray tell, couldn't the mother bring the daughter back into the flat, which is anywhere from two to twenty metres away for the kid to do what she needs to do, instead of letting her spew within four metres of a lift landing? Also, not to mention the mess that the cleaners will have to deal with.

What the hell's on your mind, woman?

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You know it's the school holidays when the kids selling ice cream come a'calling door-to-door. Nothing's changed since the last time I encountered them (or rather, others like them): still as bloody rude as before. And obviously no one's taught them the proper way to use the door bell still.

With an attitude and behaviour like that?

No sale.

3 Comments:

  • At 10:12 AM, November 04, 2004, Blogger cour marly said…

    When I was in NYC last week some kid was peddling bags of M&Ms in SoHo, leaning against the wall morosely mumbling "fund-raisin', fund-raisin'"...

    Talk about no sale.

     
  • At 1:18 PM, November 04, 2004, Blogger Terz said…

    Well, at least he's not being rude or irritating. Just, um, not a good businessman.

     
  • At 1:12 PM, November 05, 2004, Blogger tbh said…

    At least the ice-cream thing is a (barely) legitimate business.

    Some woman went around the hawker centre and tried to sell me a bottle of Calvin Klein (or so the label on the box says) perfume for $30, saying that they're going to launch it at some place somewhere near the end of the month. She said I could buy a bottle for my girlfriend.

    She was trying to sell me *male* cologne. What a twit.

     

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