Thursday, 26 February 2015

Reader response by Yizhuo

Current Affairs Reading (Yizhuo Dai



This article discusses about the increasing number of items being left behind on planes and at Changi. It is reported that 17,000 items have been left on planes last year, which is 11/2 times of  the number of items found last year. Changi Airport Group recovered 7,680 credit/ATM cards and mobile phones last year compared with 7,180 in 2013, which are kept for 3 days and then cut up. Apart from phones and cards, sweaters, jackets, shawls, books and tablet devices are the other more common items people leave behind, unusual items such as hearing aids, breast pumps, a bird cage and cabinet doors, have also turned up. These are either handed to the airlines or kept in lost and found offices. Sometimes, these items are returned to their owners if they are reachable, or else, they will be donated to charities such as the Salvation Army.

After reading the article, I feel that the increasing amount of items being left behind is caused by the laziness of people these days. More and more people and getting lazier and lazier, meaning that they will be too lazy to check if they have all their items which results in a higher chance of leaving their things behind. People being inconsiderate may also be one of the factors. Sometimes, people might see others leaving their items behind but are not willing to tell them. This may also be because they are too lazy to do it. I think that the amount of items found can be greatly reduced if we are more careful and aware of our surroundings at all times. 

In conclusion, there is a increasing amount in the number of items found in planes and at Changi which can be reduced if we are less lazy, more considerate and careful. 

1 comment:

  1. I agree that laziness is one of the factors contributing to the number of lost items. But the article is mainly targeting times left on aircrafts and not anywhere else. I think that your views should be expressed more towards why people tend to forget their belongings on planes.
    I do not think that laziness is a reason why people leave their things on aircrafts. I think it is because they are hurrying off the plane and want to meet someone or need to rush for a business meeting. To prevent this, they can arrange for an earlier flight and the events will not be so tightly packed. When there is time, they will me reminded to check for anything they might have left on their seat on planes.

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