It is indeed comforting to see that our public transport companies are really all out to make life more meaningful to the disabled by getting more wheel-chair friendly buses on the road. The drivers too are well-trained to help these disabled passengers. Also, the bus captains (drivers) are friendlier and more patient when there are elderly passengers boarding their bus. I will award them with an 8 out of 10 points! Thank you for gearing the transport industry into handling an aging population!
At car-parks, we have lots allotted to those who are physically handicapped. Even though their lots are not occupied, no drivers dare to park their cars in these lots. Why is that so? It is because these lots are RESERVED FOR THE DISABLED DRIVER! If we park our cars in these lots, we will receive a hefty fine!
Now, it is a different story altogether in the RESERVATION OF SEATS ON TRAINS AND BUSES. We will find many young men and ladies occupying those seats while elderly passengers are standing right in front of their noses! Very seldom do we find any of them giving up their seats to the elderly, pregnant ladies or ladies with babies in their arms. Worst of all, some of these passengers pretend to be sleeping so as to avoid seeing the elderly standing in front of them. Others will stick their eyes to the toys they have! Well, what can we do to educate these culprits! These people are educated. They are not illiterates.THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE A MOCKERY OF WHAT THE TRAIN AND BUS COMPANIES TRYING TO DO! What a sad state of affair!
SAD WILL BE THE DAY THAT THE GOVERNMENT PASS A LAW TO FORCE THESE PEOPLE TO GIVE UP THEIR SEATS TO THOSE WHO ARE IN NEED OF THEM! WILL THAT DAY BE TOO FAR AWAY?
I remember that some one did promise that we will have the Swiss standard of living one day. Are we arriving there yet? And if our people still do not change, then the Swiss standard of living will come as a twisted one!