We all know about the big hoo0haa over how a HSBC staff didn’t give up a seat to an elderly man.
So apparently, the old man accepted the apology from the young man. And this guy from the Singapore Kindness wrote the letter below.
Excuse me, how is the old man’s acceptance of the apology “graciousness”? Why should he be “praised”?
Graciousness is not complaining to the young chap’s CEO! Or escalating the issue to such a high level! Poor chap probably has a HUGE mark on his name from now on! To quote my colleague..The action of that old man is like slapping the young chap and then saying he is sorry!
Seriously? THAT is not the definition of graciousness!
It is little wonder why graciousness is rarely seen in Singapore. We have apparently been teaching the wrong stuff to the kids in school.
What do you think?