Just had a terrible dinner at a local coffeeshop .. we called it a Kopitiam. Do not mistaken it for a cafe. It's simply a place where the locals hang around for meals and coffees less the sophistication of a cafe. Why do I say the meal was bad? Oh well, Ur Absentminded Resident Chef had forgotten that she had no cash left in her wallet when she ordered her food. So she told the stall owner to hold on to the plate of rice and ran off to a cash machine. Minutes later when she returned to pay for her food. She had happily settled down to enjoy her food only to discover the stall owner had gave her stale vegetables.
At this point, what would you do if you were me? Confront the stall owner and demand for a plate of (possibly) stale food or eat in silence.. picking those parts that weren't sour? Whatever the decision is, I had chose to suffer in silence and not to frequent the stall ever again. No matter what happened, shouldn't the stall owner possess a minimal level of business ethics in such circumstances? This is not the first incident in Singapore. We had encountered stall owners that tried to cheat us for a few cents more by attempting to forget our change or give us bigger portions than what we've ordered.
Business Ethics? What have happened to it? Why is there a decreasing level of morality practised in the Food and Beverages Industry?