After reading Kash Cheong's column, Standing Up To Rudeness, And, Boy, It Felt Good (SundayLife!, June 21), I recall an incident that happened some time ago.
As I was waiting for the fish I was buying to be scaled at a market, an elderly woman behind me shouted out her order to the fishmonger.
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I turned to tell her there were customers who were still waiting in line and that she should wait her turn.
She snapped at me and said: "I am not talking to you, I am talking to the fishmonger."
I was embarrassed and stunned.
Since that incident, I have told myself it is wiser to keep my mouth shut.
In my case, standing up to rudeness did not feel good at all.
The column resonated with me. Whenever I see a person being rude, I have always felt the urge to speak up, but have never had the courage to as it is not common in Singapore.
After reading the article, I resolve to call out those who behave ungraciously.