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Five pet peeves that may make Singaporeans go 'Hmm...'

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There are more things in life besides public transport to get specifically annoyed about.

I recently chanced upon a Reddit thread of Singapore-specific pet peeves

While I found myself relating to most of the pet peeves shared in the thread, it got me thinking about my own pet peeves that weren't mentioned. I guess they're too niche? 

Here are five of my own Singapore-specific pet peeves. 

1. When guys start manspreading on public transport 

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Do you really need that much leg space? 
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I get it, men have balls, you guys need to make space for them. Can't crush 'em baby makers. What I don't get, is why do guys have to spread their legs so wide? 

Note to all men: When I make an effort to move away from you, it isn't an invitation for you to spread your legs wider. 

2. When people stand too close to you on the escalator 

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Maybe some people like to smell other people's hair? 
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Honey, if I can smell your perfume or cologne at the end of the day, if your hair is literally an inch away from my face, and if I can see the lace patterning on your dress or the fine stitch of your suit, you're TOO CLOSE. 

3. When people wear slippers to Marina Bay Sands, the Central Business District or anywhere near town 

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Singapore's weather is hot that wearing slippers and shorts seems like a norm. 
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I don't know about you, but whenever I go to town, I have the habit of dressing up a little. Instead of wearing shorts and slippers, I tend to wear covered shoes and jeans. 

I know there isn't a dress code, but whenever you're going to a nice place, won't you want to dress better? 

4. When people are rude to service staff 

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SMRT has signs that remind people to be courteous to their staff. 
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As someone who has been in the service industry, I get annoyed when I see customers being rude to service staff. Those working in the service line are humans too and they deserve to be treated as one. 

They're just doing their jobs. If your card doesn't get approved, it isn't their fault. If an item is out of stock, they probably would have ordered more for restocking. 

5. When entitled adults stare at you like you owe them a seat 

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Most passengers will give up their seats to people who need it more. 
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I really dislike it when aunties or uncles stare intensely at others when they're seated on the train or bus. Most people give up their seats when they see someone who needs it more than them. 

Unfortunately, some people think they're entitled to a seat just because they are older, which ticks me off. 

What are some of your Singapore-specific pet peeves? 

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