I read with great (dis)interest the recent hoohah about that survey that placed KL-lites as the third rudest people in the world.
Well, a lot has been said to affirm the survey results, and I must say the uproar from people who do not take too lightly towards criticism was both expected, and disappointing. Yes, we have too many social ills, the dirty streets and the longkang tersumbat and the huge fat rats that we all see scurrying along many a hawker centre in central Klang Valley. I know you know that we're all not proud of these faults.
Now to add on to this list of miscomings, we have that new infamous reputation of being a rude city. So
xiaxue that pink-loving chick from across the crossway was right after all, and that year-ago uproar on the blogosphere from her less than polite remarks about my beloved city have finally been proven right by a survey made by a reputable magazine.
But really, I thought some people would learn from experiences, or at least, feign some kind of social intelligence. After all, yes you're famous, yes you're well-known, and yes, you're probably very privileged. But OMG, stupidity never sounded so incredulously stuck up until now.
Or snippets, for those who loath to read crass.
Come to think of it I think porn might very well be the answer to why some countries are rude, and some aren't! That's it, it's how liberated the country is! If it isn't, then the citizens are sexually frustrated, and will thus throw their tantrums around.
This will cause them to get even more sexually frustrated since no one wants to have sex with grumpy people, and yadda yadda, vicious cycle!
I mean, think about it… Why are
Malaysianssome countries' citizens so rude? Because it is a conservative country, and girls aren't supposed to wear little clothes.
Now compare another Asian city, Bangkok. Bangkok is full of sleazy sex places, and it's citizens are very polite, bowing and smiling to you all the time. It doesn't matter if they are mumbling curse words at tourists behind those smiles, the fact is that they at least bother to pretend to be polite – and it's the effort that counts!
I think sexual liberation is the key to the rudeness of a country's citizens. I know, because I bought a Playboy magazine for my guy friends (USD$8.99, dammit!), and they all appeared significantly happier.
It's a little bit amazing how this kind of rationalization actually came about huh? I'm still wondering which school churned out this kind of thinking. It's quite simply incredible and impressively bimbotic. BTW, I'm not insulting anyone per se, because this is someone who professes to bloom to fame via a consistent display of proud, in-your-face, bimbotic outbursts, so this is not a counter-attack because I'm upset by her language or observations.
Put it this way, think about it… Why is
Xiaxue some country's citizen so rude? Because she is a small person, because of this that brain is of course slightly smaller so it doesn't contain much matter and she IS famous for this fact anyway, and people want to read her for the rude and outrageous things she writes. And obviously it is quite fun to be famous, with endorsements and all that, so maybe, the concept some people live by is like this, 'I'm famous because I'm rude, and because it pays my bills I'm going to make a living out of being stupid and embrace my rudeness openly. Hah!'
Anyway I was just surfing blogs, and I came across that post, and I thought, oh my, thank goodness I haven't even met anyone in KL who would put two-and-two together the way she did. Come to think of it, thank goodness not all Singaporeans sound like her, but I think I see several Singaporeans shaking their heads in efforts to disassociate yourselves from this, urm, conceptualization of how rudeness came about, right?
But of course, what do I know? I'm sexually deprived, hence this not-too-kind consideration of that post. Or so she says lah. But then again, because I myself find that post incredibly rude, the same must be said of the writer. What to do when your bf is half the globe away?
No worries, girl, we all understand your frustrations. The next time we find ourselves insulted by your display of impoliteness, we know why you're so intolerably rude.