Discussion » Beijing Life » TIC: Reason or excuse?

  • Lao Lee
    Lao Lee wrote:

    Fucking taxi drivers giggling to each other about who gets the displeasure of driving the obviously socially retarded foreigner... only to be mistified by the utterly impossible fact that I actually can say the name of my workplace in your language.... once again do I find myself with a fake smile on my face looking like I am lapping up the compliments stating my language ability to be god like and unequaled, while I sit there thinking "How retarded must you have though me to be in order to warrent this much praise for simply telling you my destination?" The only answer I can properly articulate, is very very very fucking retarded....

    I have managed to eradicate most of the bullshit from my life... one by one I have taught the people I work with and am close to not to ask me stupid questions... I stick to small bars where I am known so that random "chatters" get ushered away in a timely manner... I quickly ignore anyone who praises my ability with chopsticks or language ability as more than normal... and avoid newbie foreigners as much as humanly possible to avoid being roped into their newbie problems.

    I enjoy being told I am wrong, it is a good learning oppertunity.... but not by people using simplistic singleminded views.... Younger Chinese people often try to explain cultural references to me.... New to China foreigners try to tell me what life in China is actually like..... I have been here for over 10 years, I know better than you do... Im sorry if you don't like or want to accept that fact but it is true... Almost anything you can think of... I have been there, Bought the Tshirt, wore it out and threw it away long ago... The result of all of which are the above restrictions to what I do, who I socialise with and where I go.

    Now if anybody thinks the above was writen from a hate everything Chinese point of view... kindly label yourself IDIOT and toddle off quietly...

  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)


    Hahahahaha ... been there, done that ... when I was a "foreigner" in Brisbane, back in the 80's ... then, a "foreigner" when I came to China ...

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