Three photos showing a foreign domestic worker holding an umbrella and a schoolbag for a secondary-school student in Hong Kong have triggered a hot discussion on social media about parenting.
The student was seen apparently playing with his mobile phone while walking alongside a maid on a rainy day in photos uploaded by a netizen identified as “leo881901” on the Hong Kong Discuss Forum. The maid was holding two umbrellas, one for him and one for herself, while carrying a schoolbag for the boy.
“If you are the boy’s parent, will you praise the domestic worker for doing her job well or slam your child for not holding the umbrella himself?” the netizen said in his post.
The post has gone viral on the Internet over the past week with hundreds of netizens leaving comments. Most of the comments slammed the boy’s parents for having spoiled their child, making him self-centered and lacking in ability to take care of himself.
Some said it was unlikely that the domestic worker would be praised by her employer, who may have taken her good services for granted.
Stupidity. Ang angas ng batang ito nglalaro ng phone sa gitna ng maulan. Doble disgrasya mangyayari dito… kasalanan pa ng maid. To all the parents here in hongkong to avoid accidents will you please discipline your kids not to play any gadget while walking. The maids are risking their lives too in this situation. My gaaaad!
This is the problem of social media, sometimes it’s non of our business but just to upload something and make the topic big out of it people just make a big fuss out of it. To the one who uploaded this, is this really a big issue for you or you just want to be the center of attraction or distraction? Just to make an issue, there are lots of serious issues in HK to post, not this. Busy body!!!!
Because some other parents here are not teaching their Kids..They all put the obligation to the maid because they just thinking what they paid for..mostly Employees here are no commonsense..even them even just a water they will still command at you even they are from kitchen already..
Most employers gives too much work for us domestic helpers. We just close our eyes and do it out of our will rather than be shouted at and get fired for worst. OMG!!!
ako alaga ko dalawa puro lalaki17and 16 but sinusunod ko parin mga kalat nila lalo na pag school days bag,sapatos ,medyas pati uniform ako naghahanda…
Pie Asuncion Diono ganito ka o. Alaga mo nmn sinusubuan pa
I guess the parents is the main problem because they did not teach there child to stand alone and not to become lazy…????????????????
Children Parents sometimes to blamed..they tolerated their kid’s in that way of acting…maid will not act the same without the instructions of their employers. If the parents trained their child to be independent it would not come up to that point…of course the child will insist or react what the maid are supposed to do for her / him if they are well trained .
You, say poor yaya….I say, poor boy….Can’t wait til you go out to the real world.
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