Yesterday, my mother told me an experience she had when she was shopping at Jusco. She doesn’t have a JCard but noticed that the person behind her does. My mother then asked the person if she wants the points from my mom’s purchases; she then hands my mom her JCard.
After the transaction was completed and my mom paid for the purchases, the lady just took back her card; no “thank you”, no nothing. What a bitch, eh. Here’s a stranger that has just given her a quarter grand’s worth of JPoints for free and she doesn’t even have the courtesy to say “Thank you”.
Actually, I too have noticed this very bad behaviour become increasingly common among Malaysians. It’s nauseating to see so many rude people who can’t say “thank you”. Just as irritating are people who can’t say “you’re welcome” in return.
Have Malaysian society really gone to the dumps? Or is this just something very specific to JB (perhaps we caught it from the Singaporeans)?
Well, I’m no goody-two-shoes, but I make it a point to always thank someone who helped me, even in the smallest way. I’ll also respond with a “you’re welcome” whenever anyone thanks me for something.
For God’s sake, it’s just common courtesy. It’s not like you’ll get herpes by thanking others who had helped you!
What do you think? Have society lost its sense of common courtesy?