Vietnam passenger shamed for protesting bus attendant’s littering on street

A Vietnamese woman who was trying to ask an attendant on her bus to stop littering the street ended up being insulted and ridiculed by her fellow passengers. Sao Mai, 34, has recounted her experience on board the vehicle, operated by a popular bus line, from Da Lat to Bao Loc, both cities in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, on February 18 to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper. Mai shared the bus with a group of young girls, whom she estimated to be in their early twenties and who brought with them a bagful of snacks and food. The bus attendant then told the four girls that they could eat all they want but should not litter on the bus, as he “will throw the garbage away when we get to the Prenn Mountain Pass,” according to Mai’s account. Shocked by the ‘solution’ proposed, Mai confronted the man and said, “How can you do that?”, only to be completely ignored. As the bus made its way through the mountain pass that connects the two cities, the girls collected all of their trash and leftover food into a big bag and handed to the bus attendant. With a swift movement of the hand, he threw the garbage bag out of the moving bus and successfully landed it neatly at the side of the street, Mai recounted. Trash is seen on a street in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre Mai said she had been infuriated by the action, and couldn’t… [Read full story]


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