Forum: No need for sticker, just ask for a seat

An SMRT train is seen heading to Bishan MRT Station as an SBS Transit double-decker bus leaves a bus stop.
An SMRT train is seen heading to Bishan MRT Station as an SBS Transit double-decker bus leaves a bus stop.PHOTO: ST FILE

What a sad commentary on a people who need some "official sticker" to yield a seat to someone who needs it more (Improve 'yellow sticker' priority seating scheme, Dec 16).

We should not need government chaperoning and chiding with an "official" sticker to become a more considerate and compassionate society.

If we need a seat on a bus or train, we should just simply and politely ask for one.

And if the person asked is reluctant for whatever reason to yield the seat, then the nearby passengers can do so.

When this happens we can then honestly say we have made some progress as a civilisation.

Thomas Lee Hock Seng (Dr)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 19, 2019, with the headline 'No need for sticker, just ask for a seat'. Subscribe