I was at Tiong Bahru Food Centre taking my lunch when I chanced to witness a very sad scene.One elderly Uncle with white hair was begging the vendor selling Tiong Bahru Tau Suan for an extra disposable spoon. The auntie adamantly refused to hand over the small disposable spoon. I heard the Uncle telling the angry and piqued auntie that he is sharing the bowl of tau suan with his elderly wife.
The auntie refused and shouted at him ” One bowl one spoon!!!” The Uncle persisted and stood there and begged three times to have an extra spoon so that he could share the bowl of tau suan. The auntie repeated her anger and fury ” One bowl one spoon!!!!!!!”
The Uncle moved away and I saw him sharing the bowl of tau suan with his wife. Both sharing one single spoon.
Why is the auntie at the stall so heartless, so unkind and so unsympathetic. The price of the tau suan had gone up 100%!! It was one dollar per bowl!!! Now it is two dollars per bowl!!! And one bowl one spoon!!! Do you want to support this type of arrogant and howlian hawker stall??? Something very wrong with Singaporeans, especially those successful hawkers!!! They are getting too arrogant.And they are very rude and uncouth.
Source: FB post by Amy Wong