where good deeds are rewarded with apples & the bad with lemons

Bad little Indian Girl.

In a recent trip to the Lion City, I inked in three museums to visit: National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Art Museum & ArtScience Museum.

It was a fantastic art appreciation tour until I met the Bad Little Indian Girl.

This museum may be a young art house, and may just have adopted “neophytes” into their staff. Expertise in every aspect of the museum’s operation is a must and never overlooked. Most especially courtesy, the most essential attribute every individual in the service industry should possess regardless of color or race.

An accusing, bold statement such as “And who told you can come up here?” from a security guard to a museum-etiquette observing visitor may just be an indication how the institution’s members “normally” converse with each other (?). Shouldn’t respect be innate? How should guests, erring or not, be treated and directed?

Fortunately, thank God for good (and better) breeding, the art lover was able to contain himself and deal with the guard with propriety (no slapping or reprimanding, although it was certainly deserved).  

Sushmita Sen may have taken home the crown with her winning reply in the Q&A portion of the Miss Universe pageant. “What is essential may be naked to the human eye.”  But honey your sister’s true character certainly manifests in the way she speaks.

The conversation in the next issue. In the meantime, munch on a dozen lemons bad little Indian girl!

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on September 08, 2011.

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