The phrase “excuse me” is mainly used when you would like to get in front of another person who is blocking your way.
An event occurred today which led me to think that some children nowadays are either spoiled, ignorant or just plain stupid.
I was walking home from work on the pathway. There was this stretch of pathway that has grass on the left side and an elevated platform about mid thigh height on the right side. I usually walk close to the elevated platform as I walk fast so I normally walk on the right side.
So today was as per normal, I walked past 2 kids who are adjusting themselves on a “skateboard”
You know those kind that look like what green goblin rides in the movie spiderman but theirs is on wheels and not flying la.
So I continued to mind my own business and I heard
Boy: “Excuse me”
Boy: “Excuse me”
So here’s some further information. The only way for me to excuse them is for me to stand on the elevated platform and giving them the full pathway to walk. I am only taking up at best 1/3 of the pathway and there is only 4-5m more pathway before the elevated platform ends and I turn right.
So I felt extremely irritated that the boys want me to give them the walkway so they can “skate” past me while I need to stand on the elevated platform.
I retorted: “The pathway is so big, why do you need me to excuse you”
I just felt that perhaps they ALWAYS get their way at home and hence they feel that they could get their way outside too. Get real boys, the outside world is nowhere like your home. You may be pampered like princes at home but only the best get pampered in the real world out there.
Maybe they are afraid that they will fall down. If you not zai then let me walk finish first la, you should not take excuse me for granted. There is no space for me to excuse you so you will not get your freaking way.
Otherwise, he are just plain stupid lor. He thought “excuse me” means “get out of my way even if it means you need to walk on the platform as I make my way through.”
Just get lost seriously. There is nothing that should be taken for granted in life. And saying “Excuse me” does not mean you can have your way, even if you said it twice.