Why can’t we display such discipline?I was talking to someone who has just returned from Japan and the conversation steered to foreigners and how disciplined they are. What she said was true. I find most foreigners disciplined and respectful.
I recall being at the Food Court at the Hyderabad Airport. The tables were either dirty with spills or littered with used plates and bottles etcetera. I eventually got someone to clear a table for me. A few tables away sat a group of Asians; they were either Korean or Japanese, I couldn't really tell. After they had finished eating, each one of them took a paper napkin and wiped clean their place. They ensured each crumb was wiped off the table. People all around were just eating and walking away (I would do the same), but these men, not just wiped the table clean, but also picked up their trays and disposed of the stuff.
When will we learn to clean after ourselves? When will we stop believing that it's below our dignity to do so at a public place?