One day I was having dinner at a stall in a food centre. I saw an auntie helper scooped rice from a big container, poured it into the cooker, added water and switched on the cooker. But she didn't wash the rice. Never mind, I thought. You won't get sick eating unwashed rice. It is also not an offence not to bathe the rice.
Anyway, after my dinner I asked her how come she didn't wash the rice. You know what she said. She said in the afternoon she washed already and then dried it. So free, nothing to do or what? You believe that ... You know how the grains stuck together when they are wet. Wash the whole container of rice and then dry the rice? Bullshit!
Another time it was outside a lift in a commercial building. I was waiting to go down. When the door opened I saw a Chinese man quickly drop his hand which was holding a lighted cigarette to his side.
Inside the lift I said to him 'Cannot smoke inside the lift'.
After a pause he said 'I not smoking what, where got'.
Oh, trying to be smart, I thought.
After a pause I said 'According to law, whether smoking or not, holding a lighted cigarette with smoke coming out is an offence'.
True or not, I don't know. I just said that hoping he would not smoke in the lift again.
He kept quiet.