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Author Topic: Things locals do that drive you insane.  (Read 22486 times)

George

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Re: Things locals do that drive you insane.
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2012, 05:05:22 PM »
The compulsive urge to pass in front. Crossing the road, with a green light, and a car, or cyclist will cross in front of you....never behind! I have had cyclists actually swerve to make sure they cross in front of me.
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Re: Things locals do that drive you insane.
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2012, 06:21:32 PM »
If you took away the horns, the traffic "system," such as it is, would cease to function. There would be carnage on roadways throughout the land. The horn protocols are the duct tape that keeps the whole machine moving.

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Re: Things locals do that drive you insane.
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2012, 08:18:33 PM »
Well folks, some of your info helps me understand why the Chinese at the Casino can be very noisy. The ladies appear to make the most noise. I often remark to my fellow players that I'd hate to be trying to sleep in the next room while they are having sex. ahahahahah ahahahahah

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Re: Things locals do that drive you insane.
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2012, 12:12:02 AM »
If you took away the horns, the traffic "system," such as it is, would cease to function. There would be carnage on roadways throughout the land. The horn protocols are the duct tape that keeps the whole machine moving.

Nah.

They have managed to stamp out the excessive use of horns in Guangzhou, and the city is much better for it. Visiting there seemed like visiting a serene Buddhist retreat after living in my city for a while.

This needs to be rolled out across the country soon. The overuse of horns is the only thing that REALLY gets my goat here. I also heard the other day that drivers are actually encouraged to use their horns while learning to drive. My word...

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Re: Things locals do that drive you insane.
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2012, 02:24:45 AM »
Two women walking down a 5m wide sidewalk, and they somehow manage to completely block it. You try to pass them on the left, they drift to the left. You try to pass them on the right, they drift to the right. It's uncanny.

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Re: Things locals do that drive you insane.
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2012, 03:08:27 AM »
Two women walking down a 5m wide sidewalk, and they somehow manage to completely block it. You try to pass them on the left, they drift to the left. You try to pass them on the right, they drift to the right. It's uncanny.

In most cases you can just relax and enjoy the view.
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Re: Things locals do that drive you insane.
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2012, 04:10:29 AM »
Letting their dogs sh1t where our kids play and not picking the sh1t up.

Blocking the security door open so they do not need to use their pass cards to get into the building.

Closing the pool from 11am to 4pm during the summer since it is too hot to swim at those times.

Complaining about outdoor BBQs make too much smoke so should not be allowed then they cook some nasty crap and foul the entire building.
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Re: Things locals do that drive you insane.
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2012, 07:05:04 AM »
They don't throw a parade every time I walk out my door, fellows are not sacrificed on top of pyramids by the thousands to appease me (I know, I know, normally maidens would be the sacrifice-of-choice but really, that is just a waste of maidens), nor do they shower upon me vast riches and kow-tow before me in abject terror...instead they let but a miniscule part of the wealth of the country trickle unfathomably slowly into my account and expect me to get up in the morning to work for it...It is a habit I find both perplexing and rater annoying...and when I explain to random representatives that they should carry my aloft on a golden throne and sing hosannas in my glory, they merely shrug, say "ting bu dong" and try to sell me fake iPhones...life is soooooo hard at times... agagagagag agagagagag agagagagag
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Re: Things locals do that drive you insane.
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2012, 08:24:05 AM »
But are kowtows really that difficult to arrange, hm? Hosannas and iphones I can forgo.

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Re: Things locals do that drive you insane.
« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2012, 12:21:27 PM »

They don't throw a parade every time I walk out my door, fellows are not sacrificed on top of pyramids by the thousands to appease me (I know, I know, normally maidens would be the sacrifice-of-choice but really, that is just a waste of maidens), nor do they shower upon me vast riches and kow-tow before me in abject terror...instead they let but a miniscule part of the wealth of the country trickle unfathomably slowly into my account and expect me to get up in the morning to work for it...It is a habit I find both perplexing and rater annoying...and when I explain to random representatives that they should carry my aloft on a golden throne and sing hosannas in my glory, they merely shrug, say "ting bu dong" and try to sell me fake iPhones...life is soooooo hard at times... agagagagag agagagagag agagagagag


They don't eh? Maybe you should move to Changsha.

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Re: Things locals do that drive you insane.
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2012, 09:33:50 AM »
A bit OT, but we're drifting there the whole thread through.
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normally maidens would be the sacrifice-of-choice but really, that is just a waste of maidens
Oh no, this is quite a sane use of maidens. It discourages excessive virginity. I'm certain zero would approve.

CalachP, /meta:
You're on to something there. I could point to a hundred and one things that get to me here, from the horns to the passing in front to the queuejumping to whatever, but its not just about them, it's also about me as the observer. And yes, some of it definitely is institutionalised stupidity, but not all.

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Re: Things locals do that drive you insane.
« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2012, 04:46:21 AM »
I agree on every post here, especially the need to turn in front of you. I might also add bicycles, electric bikes and motorcycles going the wrong way on a one way street. God knows how many times in Kunshan when crossing the divided street near my home, I make sure no oncoming cars are coming only to have a bike or motorcycle shoot in front of me from the wrong direction just as I'm getting ready to cross.  i also am getting tired of dodging motorcycles and electric bikes who decide to drive on the sidewalk as opposed to the street.

On the open mouth chewing, even though my wife was born and raised in China, since I've known her she has always chewed with her mouth closed.  She says she started doing it when she lived and worked in Russia.  We used to have a boy whose parents wanted him to learn English, so he would spend weekends with us.  He says he told his parents we are he quietest eaters he has ever seen.  
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Re: Things locals do that drive you insane.
« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2012, 09:29:51 AM »
Having a real hate china day today, you can't go anywhere without seeing children pissing on the street next to hookers, beeping horns and shitlike smells and an undertone of racism

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Re: Things locals do that drive you insane.
« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2012, 12:19:33 AM »
I was on foot for about three hours yesterday, and in different busses for about two hours.  I have a few things that make me  asasasasas

I'm 178cm and 95kg, with an athletic build.  I'm a big person, especially over here.  If you're not a small child or elderly, don't expect me to move out of your way  asasasasas I'm tired of tiny men shoulder checking me because I didn't move for them.  I'm going to start stiffening up and knocking you down!  Here's a walking guide:  move for children, the elderly, and people bigger than you.  You make absolutely no effort to avoid me, so I will make an effort to remind you why you should.

Dear bus driver, the bus has a maximum capacity.  When I get on the bus and I cannot move past the door, don't sit there and scream at me to pack it in.  This is why I sat in your seat with you yesterday and pretended to not understand a word you were saying! bfbfbfbfbf

I'm still bitter about yesterday.  It's the peony festival so the locals are treating me like a tourist  ahahahahah

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Re: Things locals do that drive you insane.
« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2012, 12:24:32 AM »
In OZ i would wake up to the sounds of the bird calls in the morning. Here its waking up to the sound of the morning huck and spit! lllllllll.
i,m not crazy, my reality is just different to your's