On 12 November 2017, Sunday, my grandmother had a terrible and frustrating experience at a Macpherson community event (see attached picture).
My grandmother, who has osteoporosis and who has suffered stroke last year, was made to stand in-line and waited for more than 2 hours from 5.45pm to 8pm before the ration was distributed even though distribution time is stated as 6pm!
My grandmother mentioned that many of the old folks gave up waiting and left without collecting the ration.
Why were the old folks made to wait for so long when the time of distribution is stated as 6pm? Were they waiting for some VIPs to arrive? Is the arrival of the VIPs more important than the old folks standing in-line for so long?
The promised ration is supposed to require a shopping cart to bring back. But it was just a small bag of rice (see picture). It is outrageous that these old folks were made to stand in-line and waited for so long just for this tiny amount of rice. In fact, my grandmother felt so cheated. If she had known it was just a small bag of rice, she would not even have gone to this event.
Is there a geniue concern for the old folks in the estate on the part of the organiser?
Or is this just a community event that the organiser is trying to put on record that they have done so much for the residents in Macpherson, so that they can brag about in the next General Election?
Source: FB post by Jack Tan