I alighted at Bedok Temporary Interchange. I was late. As I was walking to the MRT station, a bus driver/captain wearing SBS uniform shouted “Ah Kua” and adopted a woman’s gait as he “sashayed” past me. His fellow bus drivers – all wearing SBS uniform – hooted and clapped. I was stunned and I felt intimidated (one woman versus so many men intent on shaming her). As I was late, I decided to press on and not confront them.
But along the underground pass, I paused to reflect. To walk away from bullies is not my style – unless they are wielding guns and knives. Foolhardiness is also not my style. By the time I returned, the perpetrator was nowhere to be seen. I took some photos and left.
The business contact I was supposed to meet was annoyed with me. He smsed me to say we agreed to meet at a certain time but I was late. I explained that I had to settle a case of verbal abuse as a matter of principle.
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