We’ve all had bad days. One way or another, they creep up on us in little ways with unfortunate accidents or major incidents. However, what truly matters is our reaction to them.
On 28th March, TikTok user Mohamad Azuan uploaded a video which incited indigency from the public. It showed a woman who did nothing after dropping her drink in an elevator. Of course, netizens were quick to judge.
The video is clearly taken from the elevator’s CCTV. It starts with a group walking out of the elevator while a Malay woman waits outside. Her hands are full and she gets distracted by something as she’s walking in. Unfortunately, this means she does not notice the doors closing on her. As her shoulder bumps into the door, her drink drops out of the cupholder and splashes onto the ground.
She stomps her foot in frustration and enters the lift anyway. It’s clear she’s had a long day and this mess is the last straw. After staring at the mess for a few seconds, she resolutely pushes the button for her floor. The rest of the ride is spent with her staring at said mess before the doors open and she leaves without a backwards glance.
Netizens were understandably upset that she did not do anything to lessen the clean-up load, even by a bit. “At least pick up the cup,” one bemoaned. Another pointed out that she should have picked up what she had dropped to make it easier for others to clean her mess. “To clean the (lift) is definitely hard, but at least (you) can pick up the cup and throw it away,” someone else noted.
Others claimed she should have been more careful when entering the lift. “Look where you walk, not at other people’s (boyfriends),” a comment jeered. Yet there were some netizens who felt those before her should have helped hold the lift for her. A few even claimed the lift had closed too fast on her.
Well, there’s no blaming anyone for the accident. After all, had anyone done anything differently, perhaps the outcome could have been avoided.
We can definitely understand her feelings, especially if this was simply another event which piled up in her day. However, we do hope that next time, she will take responsibility for her own mess.
Check out the video for yourself here:
Sources: Lobak Merah, TikTok
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