Is Rules and Regulations So Important Over Life?

Singapore
June 27, 2009 1:42am CST
I just cannot understand and come to terms with this disturbing article on how this girl could not reach home in time to be with her dying mother. Why are people just so insensitive and lack of compassion today? What is it that the coach driver not understand what it means to make an exception in a life and death situation? Where are all that qualifications and credentials that he possess to become a civil servant, that he does not know how to exercise his judgment or discernment that he actually had a desperate and heartbreaking passenger? What is it with him? Are rules and principalities so important that we can be allowed to be so passionless and lack the very essence of humanity? I just felt so sorry that this inquest would not have been necessary had the coach driver and his company exercise some common sensible initiative and exception. A person has lost her mother and worst to add insult here, she could not even hear her mother's last words because some IDIOT(S) decided to follow the book to the core! So, what is the use of the INQUEST here when I see that the establishment and everyone there to be nothing more than pencil pushers and bureaucratic donkeys of the big A!! Sad as this is for the state of events, but I cannot help firing this salvo at this driver and his establishment. I just find these words really befitting to this numb nut idiot here: "Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools." - Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader. How I really wish that this world would have more people like Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader! Ref: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1195684/Coach-driver-refuses-let-woman-bus-early-dying-mothers-bedside.html
2 responses
@EliteUser (3966)
• Australia
29 Sep 09
Hey, Yes of course, I actually think that if we would have no rules or regulations in life, then life would be catastrophic. Think about it, no one would actually follow any rules or laws, life wouldn't work out. Make sure you have a good day, God bless and Happy Lotting!!
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• Singapore
29 Sep 09
EliteUser, I do agree to a certain extent that we do need to have rules, regulations and law in this society that we live in, but would you agree that there is a need to have certain exceptions every now and then? If the Scots could even make exception for a Lockerbie terrorist to be released to die in his home country, then what is drop off for a lady to make it in time to see her mother's last moment? You have a good day as well.
@katsmeow1213 (28910)
• United States
27 Jun 09
First of all, how was the coach driver to know this girl was being honest and not coming up with some story about a dying mother who didn't exist in order to get a free ride? Those sorts of things happen everyday over here. Second of all, if you bend the rules for one person, you'll have to bend them for everyone. That's why rules and regulations are so important, everyone must be treated equally regardless of their situation or circumstance. You can't give anyone a free ride otherwise everyone will expect it, and who's going to judge who's situations are important enough to deserve a free ride? Would you want to be under that sort of pressure?
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• Singapore
28 Jun 09
katsmeow1213, Well, here's a few points for you as to how the coach driver was to know if this girl was being honest. Are you familiar with experience, sense of judgment, discernment, the instinct to know and see right and wrong? Is this coach driver so MENTALLY BLIND or RETARDED? If you had actually really read the article, this driver did not want to stop because he is afraid that this exercise of exception will COST him his job. Nothing else, let me elaborate. In the first place, this coach ride would not have taken place if the plane that this girl was on had landed at the destined airport which is in Bristol. A coach was then arranged by the airline as a conveyance to the final destination. It is just not some mere free ride where she is looking forward to. Besides, the coach company and the inquest is finding the driver guilty of lack of compassion and initiative to discharge his duties. So, how can you say that this is some mere welfare free ride and that everyone should be bound by the bureaucratic red tape? Also, I felt that this coach driver has forgotten that he is actually a 2nd party conveyance and that the responsibility is not one of the 1st party. So, there is actually no hard and fast rules when there is an EMERGENCY! Besides, wouldn't you want to look into and hear out a distress calling party during your tenure of duty? Who would want to kid about a mother dying? Even if it is play acting (if that is what you like to call it), I think there is another term in your country called: "Benefit of Doubt" where one is always called to give in a logical and humane manner. Now where is that here, katsmeow1213??