Society’s Vigilante

As we can see here- you don’t need a big stick to stop evil doers.

There is always a chronic amount of ungraciousness embedded in Singapore’s population. I’m sure you’ve seen evidence of it; people not giving up their seats on the train to the special needs, litterbugs with selective eyesight that can’t spot the dustbin three metres away and so forth.

Fortunately, society has its ways of fighting back. The public, armed with their mobile phones with cameras, enjoy taking pictures of these culprits red-handed and then posting those incriminating photographs online in a bid to show and shame them.

Needless to say, there will then be an ensuing firestorm on the Internet with some condemning the person in the picture and lamenting about how our society is going downhill while others would tell the photographer to mind his or her own bloody business.

Sooner or later everyone would move on to the next piece of exciting news and forget about that incident. In a week or two, another similar picture would appear on the net and the whole cycle of outrage repeats itself.

Now at this point, any intelligent person would come to a similar conclusion as me; this way of combating social menace isn’t really working out too well.

Lucky for us, I have an idea. And if implemented I am pretty sure will solve these types of behavior once and for all.

All we would need is a piece of legislation that grants immunity to anyone who does anything to anyone or anyone’s property that is being a dick to society.

With this law in place, you are not just the average citizen anymore. You are society’s vigilante, much like Superman or Batman, just without the red underwear or cool gear.

The next time you see someone asleep on the reserved seating on the trains, feel free to take a sneeze in front of them or flick a nose booger in his or her direction. How about that neighbor who keeps parking in the handicap lot? Well you could always introduce your baseball bat to his Ferrari!

Most importantly for me; in case someone insists on standing on (and therefore blocking) the right side of the escalator at the train station which resulted in you missing your train. That is the time you pull out that frying pan of yours and give him or her a onetime good one to the back of their heads.

It might sound a little extreme, but it sure beats having to wait 6 minutes for the next train.

At this point most of you would be dismissing my suggestion as the usual bullcrap I spew, but I genuinely feel that this is the only effective way to rid society of these people. Selfishness, feigned ignorance, jerks and stupidity in general must always be combated with absurdity.

Think about it carefully. Everyone would be too terrified of everyone else to even cut a queue. You know you would be.


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