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2013-10-03 08:41:36 AM
Kids pooping in the streets? Sure. Hacking up a huge loogey on the subway? No problem. Interesting line to draw there.
 
2013-10-03 09:00:01 AM
Hong Kong people deriding mainlanders?  Who would have thunk it?
 
2013-10-03 09:01:50 AM
 
2013-10-03 09:03:34 AM
They aren't the world's worst tourists for nothing.
 
2013-10-03 09:07:39 AM
Give peasants a bunch of money and see how the act as tourists. Kids there walk around with flaps on the back of their pants, no underwear, then release the flap, squat and poop wherever they may be. Tons of pictures of this on the internet....I've heard.
 
2013-10-03 09:10:05 AM
You pick nose four hour. You blow now.
 
2013-10-03 09:12:18 AM
When visiting the USA:

- Don't call anyone "boy".
- Get inside or stay in a group when you're out after dark.
- Plan to add 20% to just about every bill. Don't argue about it, or fret that it's not how you do it at home. You spent who knows how much to fly here, to see a new country, and you're going to drop a thou or two at the casino anyway, so just man up and accept it.
- There's NO sex in the champagne room.

When visiting Canada:

- When people say, "I'm sorry" it can mean "I apologize", "That's too bad" or "You bumped into me, you asshat".
- Don't be surprised if the town you're in shuts down after 9pm.
- To avoid a strongly-worded letter, please limit your violent or racist outbursts to a maximum of three per visit.
- If anyone offers you a "walnut log", don't worry! It's a kind of doughnut.
 
2013-10-03 09:17:10 AM
I met a lower level Canadian diplomat who had several missions to China, and he travelled first class everywhere... even within China. On the plane (in first class) they were hocking loogies on the floor. They allowed smoking on the planes, and everyone just threw the still-smouldering butts on the floor when they were done. The worst part was the body odor. He said "apparently in China, even if you're rich and some high powered executive, you don't have time to shower for weeks on end." Oh and it's culturally acceptable to just belch and fart all you like.

So there he was: riding in first class surrounded by truly rancid smelling people dressed in Armani suits, who were belching and farting constantly and periodically expelling phlegm on the carpeted airplane floor.

He dared not even imagine what it was like in coach.

He wasn't a germophobe before his trips to China, but he became one after. Hand sanitizer wherever he goes... and he refuses to go back to China.
 
2013-10-03 09:24:01 AM
STOP PEEING IN THE GODDAM COKE! NOT FUNNY!
 
2013-10-03 09:26:21 AM
Not to further the stereotype, but yeah, the Chinese just spit everywhere. F-ing disgusting.
 
2013-10-03 09:36:04 AM

Publikwerks: STOP PEEING IN THE GODDAM COKE! NOT FUNNY!


Oh come on. Lighten up. He play joke.
 
2013-10-03 09:39:27 AM
You can pick your tourists, you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your tourists' nose.
 
2013-10-03 09:41:47 AM

Ikahoshi: I met a lower level Canadian diplomat who had several missions to China, and he travelled first class everywhere... even within China. On the plane (in first class) they were hocking loogies on the floor. They allowed smoking on the planes, and everyone just threw the still-smouldering butts on the floor when they were done. The worst part was the body odor. He said "apparently in China, even if you're rich and some high powered executive, you don't have time to shower for weeks on end." Oh and it's culturally acceptable to just belch and fart all you like.

So there he was: riding in first class surrounded by truly rancid smelling people dressed in Armani suits, who were belching and farting constantly and periodically expelling phlegm on the carpeted airplane floor.

He dared not even imagine what it was like in coach.

He wasn't a germophobe before his trips to China, but he became one after. Hand sanitizer wherever he goes... and he refuses to go back to China.


Listen if being absolutely disgusting is wrong....well then it is wrong.  I don't know how they cannot be grossed out by each other under the conditions you describe.
 
2013-10-03 09:54:54 AM
That's just snot right.
 
2013-10-03 09:59:16 AM
the person in the photo seems to be a future Olympian, shes going for the gold.
 
2013-10-03 10:00:19 AM
About time. And the last quote from a tourist

"You cannot possibly look through all of the rules before you go travelling. Also the rules are different in different places," he said. "I think it's not very feasible."

pretty much says it all. If you go travelling and not do some basic research about how to behave and what to expect, then stay the fark at home
 
2013-10-03 10:08:40 AM
Its a sad day that Americans are no longer the most obnoxious tourists.
 
2013-10-03 10:17:13 AM
As long as they don't pick their feet in Poughkeepsie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siuwOnqz2uk
 
2013-10-03 10:23:47 AM

lucksi: About time. And the last quote from a tourist

"You cannot possibly look through all of the rules before you go travelling. Also the rules are different in different places," he said. "I think it's not very feasible."

pretty much says it all. If you go travelling and not do some basic research about how to behave and what to expect, then stay the fark at home


I would have thought that, "don't let your children crap all over the street" and "don't fart in my face or spit on my floor" would be pretty universal.  This serves to remind me of how unworldly and narrow minded I am.
 
2013-10-03 11:04:37 AM
Women in Spain should always wear earrings in public -- or else be considered effectively naked.

And diners in Japan were instructed not to play with their clothes or hair during a meal.


Seriously?  I can sort of understand the not playing with your hair thing in Japan (although I had never heard that)...but the earrings thing...really?
 
2013-10-03 11:07:18 AM

LeroyB: Publikwerks: STOP PEEING IN THE GODDAM COKE! NOT FUNNY!

Oh come on. Lighten up. He play joke.


Then he say "No picky, no washie."
 
2013-10-03 11:38:15 AM
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-10-03 11:38:21 AM
What a nose in China might look like:

www.washingtonpost.com
 
2013-10-03 11:52:25 AM

MOGGEE: What a nose in China might look like:

[www.washingtonpost.com image 584x404]


'Cause everybody wants a lab-grown nose upon their real head...
 
2013-10-03 11:52:41 AM

Hector Remarkable: You pick nose four hour. You blow now.


erinschreyer.com
 
2013-10-03 12:05:28 PM
It looks like candy but it snot.
 
2013-10-03 12:31:09 PM

UberDave: Hong Kong people deriding mainlanders?  Who would have thunk it?


It's as certain a fact as water being wet and the sky being blue.
 
2013-10-03 01:23:05 PM
Do the guidelines also mention that it's considered extremely bad manners to drop trou and take a dump in parking lots?
 
2013-10-03 02:28:39 PM
www.theawl.com
 
2013-10-03 03:18:20 PM

Gergesa: Ikahoshi: I met a lower level Canadian diplomat who had several missions to China, and he travelled first class everywhere... even within China. On the plane (in first class) they were hocking loogies on the floor. They allowed smoking on the planes, and everyone just threw the still-smouldering butts on the floor when they were done. The worst part was the body odor. He said "apparently in China, even if you're rich and some high powered executive, you don't have time to shower for weeks on end." Oh and it's culturally acceptable to just belch and fart all you like.

So there he was: riding in first class surrounded by truly rancid smelling people dressed in Armani suits, who were belching and farting constantly and periodically expelling phlegm on the carpeted airplane floor.

He dared not even imagine what it was like in coach.

He wasn't a germophobe before his trips to China, but he became one after. Hand sanitizer wherever he goes... and he refuses to go back to China.

Listen if being absolutely disgusting is wrong....well then it is wrong.  I don't know how they cannot be grossed out by each other under the conditions you describe.



It's what you get when a country goes from being dirt poor to actually having money.

They don't see that it's disgusting because that's what everyone else does. They see foreigners come along behaving the way they do and they're puzzled and even amused, because we seem afraid to do anything natural like let fly with a long rumbling doozer while we're looking for their seat on the plane, like they do.

I can see their point to some extent, but the horking and sneezing and nose picking, etc. is unsanitary and goes beyond cultural attitudes.
 
2013-10-03 07:23:37 PM
And no whipping out your Wang Yang,either. That's just rude.
 
2013-10-03 07:46:42 PM
Let's try simplifying:

"If there's a substance about to come out of your body in any way, with the possible exception of exhaled air, either it should be directed into a container or location explicitly intended for that particular substance, or you should not expel that substance from your body at that time. Also, under most circumstances you should not be doing this in full view of the general public".

Seems pretty simple, really.
 
2013-10-03 08:51:46 PM

Epicanis: Let's try simplifying:

"If there's a substance about to come out of your body in any way, with the possible exception of exhaled air, either it should be directed into a container or location explicitly intended for that particular substance, or you should not expel that substance from your body at that time. Also, under most circumstances you should not be doing this in full view of the general public".

Seems pretty simple, really.


But crop dusting is OK?
 
2013-10-03 09:27:07 PM

69gnarkill69: Epicanis: Let's try simplifying:

"If there's a substance about to come out of your body in any way, with the possible exception of exhaled air, either it should be directed into a container or location explicitly intended for that particular substance, or you should not expel that substance from your body at that time. Also, under most circumstances you should not be doing this in full view of the general public".

Seems pretty simple, really.

But crop dusting is OK?


No. I thought I was quite clear - flatulence must be collecting in an appropriate container until it can be safely and hygienically disposed of, preferably by lobbing the container through the window of someone I don't like.
 
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