I was at the Singapore's CIQ last sunday night and was queuing up at one of the biometric clearance lanes behind some Caucasians. Suddenly, a local lady from behind me was pointing out to the Caucasians that their passport cannot be used for the biometric scanning, in simple English. The Caucasians ignored her as probably they don't understand her.
The lady, who was behind me, started talking to me in Mandarin in a very frustration manner that we will be stuck at the lane as the Caucasians will likely stuck there and delay our clearance. I am not really sure whether their passports can be used for the biometric clearance but because of the 'pressure' from that lady, I started telling them that their passport may not able to be used for the biometric clearance. One of them told me politely that some of them managed to go thru and later, it's true that they managed to go through. I felt so embarrassed and when I turn behind to look for that 'kaypoh' (busybody) lady, she's nowhere to be found, probably hiding somewhere in another queue. Yeah, you bet, I was scolding that lady in my mind....!!!
Anyway, this has taught me something. When you aren't sure of some facts although others tell you it's right or wrong, it's better to keep quiet. I guess this applies strongly in work too, as I know there will always be some cowardice who likes to instigate others to voice out their opinions for them.
If you are unsure, it's better to be silence, whether it's a small or serious issue. On a lighter note, let's not be busybody!! haha.... Have a good mid-week!