Up Close With The Rude Malaysian - The Library
The Star presents Up Close With The Rude Malaysian - The Library. Hope you enjoy!!! :-)
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[scene opens with an older female patron sitting at a table loudly shuffling the newspapers in front of her, as the male patron sitting across from her gives her a dirty look]
[another male patron sits down next to them, when the woman loudly begins rustling through her purse]
[the first man shakes his head, then gets up and heads for the stacks, while the woman reaches over and grabs his pencil]
[she then turns on a tape recorder and begins listening (without headphones) while writing ... the man returns and looks for his pencil, while the other male patron points to the woman (who just holds up her hand without looking up)]
[her phone suddenly rings]
RUDE MALAYSIAN: [into the phone] Hello? Yes, hello! Is that you, Ian?
[the first man points to a nearby "Silence Please!" sign, but she ignores him]
RUDE MALAYSIAN: I'm at the library ... Okay!
[she laughs loudly]
RUDE MALAYSIAN: Okay, I'll meet you downstairs!
[the man puts his finger to his lips, but the woman continues to ignore him]
RUDE MALAYSIAN: Hey, see you, bye!
[she gets up and leaves, as a male librarian points to the same sign]
LIBRARIAN: "Silence, please" ... If she doesn't know how to read, what is she doing in a library?
Tuesday January 18, 2005
The rudest habit that Malaysians have is driving inconsiderately.
This is the finding, after five days, of The Star's "The Rude Malaysian" Contest.
The contest has 16 "rude" situations and participants were asked to rank which one "is the rudest."
The other traits that drive people up the wall are jumping the queue and spitting in public.
Litterbugs annoy people, as do Malaysians who do not give up their seats to the elderly, disabled or pregnant women.
Malaysians are also discourteous when they do not say "Thank You" and "Sorry" and smoke in non-smoking areas.
Surprisingly, however, the much talked about habit of using the handphone inside the cinema hall was only considered "mildly rude", coming in 10th among the 16 situations.
Malaysians also do not think badly of the greedy practice of taking excessive food from the buffet line.
Other habits considered to be bad manners were the disregard for public property, taking other people's things without seeking their permission and cutting in on other people's conversation.
The contest was conceived following the launch of the Government's five-year long Budi Bahasa dan Nilai Nilai Murni (Courtesy and Noble Values) campaign by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on Tuesday.
Abdullah had said that the five-year campaign was to ensure that the people would not only be highly skilled and educated but also possess the right values.
Among the values that he cited were transparency, trustworthiness, integrity, fairness, honesty and accountability. The contest received entries from people of all ages.
At the close of the contest at 6pm yesterday, 15,977 entries were received.
A total of 13,960 entries were sent online while 2,017 came by fax.
The top three participants whose top seven choices match the Readers' List will receive a hamper worth RM300 each.
To everyone who took part, a big thank you from us.
CONTEST PERIOD: Jan 13 to Jan 17, 2005
1. Inconsiderate driving
2. Jumping the queue
3. Spitting in public
5. Not giving up seats to the elderly, disabled and pregnant women
6. Not saying "Thank you"
7. Smoking in non-smoking areas
8. Not saying "Sorry"
9. Disregard for public property
10. Using the handphone in the cinema to talk or send messages
11. Taking other people's things without seeking their permission
12. Cutting into people's conversations
13. Taking excessive foods from buffet line
14. Asking people in public how much they earn
15. Not responding to RSVP requests
16. Boasting about your wealth among less fortunate people