Friday 10 November 2023

Generational Issue or Just Personal Character?

Typing this now while having my chendol at Bukit Timah hawker centre as I just came across an interesting situation.

So I am seated alone at a table with some seats beside me still available. A lady aged about 30s to early 40s came over and asked me if the seats are available before putting her bag down.

Shortly after another lady aged about 60s came and sat down beside me without asking.

These contrasting behaviour got me thinking.

Is the difference in exhibited behaviours simply due to personal character or is it something deeper like societal norms from different times?

Note that I'm not saying either behaviour is right or wrong. 

What do you think?

From your personal experience, do people in their 60s and above (are they called boomers?) usually ask before sharing your table in public? 

1 comment:

  1. Not sure how it goes, but besides generational gap, other gaps such as those in education and income levels may play a part. Last but not least there are personal attirudes which stems from the unique character amd perception of each individuals.