Are we born innately kiasu or is the desire to chope seats with tissue paper an acquired trait? We find out how typically Singaporean the We Are Singaporeans host is.
You see a long queue at a hawker stall. How?
Typical Singaporean says: Queue also, lah!
Hossan says: Ask my Twitter followers if it’s worth queuing for. The response is so immediate! Of course, I’ll only queue if I have the time lah.
You spy a packet of tissue on a table at a crowded food place overseas. How?
Typical Singaporean says: Siam. People chope oready.
Hossan says: Assume immediately that a Singaporean is around! (Laughs) Nobody else in the world does this. As for whether I’d take the table since I’m overseas, no, I won’t. I’d rather move along than incur the wrath of some umbrella-wielding auntie.
For the full story, read this week's issue of 8 DAYS (#1138).