Tuesday, 24 November 2009

So ungracious!

I drove to Hotel M to meet Nigel this afternoon. Two smartly dressed young men were waiting for the lift to bring them to the lobby. I quickened my pace when I saw the lift door opening. The two men entered and left without me even though they had seen me running.

How ungracious!

I took the next one and got to the lobby. Nigel was already there waiting. We exchanged greetings and then he ushered me to the cafe for a chat. Being a British gentleman, he waited for me to be seated, ordered the drinks and paid the bill.

When it was time to leave for our appointment in town, he opened the glass door, hailed a cab and waited for me to enter first. When we got in, I couldn't help but tell him about my encounter with the two ungracious men at the carpark.

"I thought men in Singapore are polite and friendly." Nigel said.

"Well, most of them are but don't expect them to open doors for women." I replied.

At this point, the cab driver chimed in, "If you were sexy and beautiful, I am sure the young men would have waited for you."

I swear I could hear Nigel's jaw drop.

I know I'm past my sell-by date but gosh, what an ungracious man!


mooiness said...

Heheh taxi uncle is pretty blunt but I don't think he meant that you were old and ugly.

He does have a point - most men would be in awe with a really good looking woman, and would be stunned into being gracious.

But whatever happened to good manners anyway?!

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

well, take heart. there'll always be a real good bloke (and hamsen at tat) willing to opent the door for ya.

CH lor. u is donch need other guys liao lah.


Nick Phillips said...

Good god, he actually said that? You're right, what an ungracious man!

The Real Mother Hen said...

Eh, my Brit at home does NOT open door for me! :)

petunialee said...

Naughty taxi uncle!!

charlie hotel said...

What an a**!

Amel's Realm said...

WHAT THEEEEEE....?!?!?!?!?!?!?! That's such a horrible thing to say to anyone no matter what...