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    Miss Manners would heartily agree

    As an increasing number of Chinese people travel abroad, the Chinese authorities have issued instructions how to be "civilized" tourists, with an illustrated list of dos and don'ts to ensure tourists don't give the country a bad name.

    China's National Tourism Administration have publicized a 64-page guidebook on their website, entitled "Guidebook for Civilized Tourism," advising Chinese nationals not to pick their noses in public, urinate in pools or steal airplane life jackets, according to a report by news agency AFP on Wednesday.
    ...

    Other snippets of advice were country-specific. The guide warned Chinese visitors to Germany to only snap their fingers to beckon dogs, not humans, and that women in Spain should always wear earrings in public, or be considered effectively naked. Visitors to Japan were advised to avoid fidgeting with hair or clothes in restaurants.
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    In May, a mainland Chinese woman who let her son relieve himself in a bottle in a crowded Hong Kong restaurant sparked an outpour of anger. Plus, there was outrage when a 15 year-old tourist from Nanjing recently carved his name into an ancient temple in Luxor, Egypt.
    Obviously, they have never been New York City.
    We are so fucked.

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    Jeez. And they say Southerners are bad....
    Bask in the warmth of the Deep South
    No one will be denied:
    Big law suits and bathroom toots;
    We're all getting Dixie-fried.
    But somewhere Hank and Lefty
    Are rollin' in their graves
    While kudzu vines grow over signs that read "Jesus Saves."

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    • #3
      China. It's the New America.
      "There are four lights!"

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      • #4
        Hong Kong should publish a similar list for people that are visiting...primarily that it is normal behavior for its citizens to stand directly in front of a bathroom stall while waiting for the prior "guest" to finish. That was a bit shocking...as was the bathroom stall that only had a hole in the ground as the toilet.
        Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
        Robert Southwell, S.J.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Billy Jingo View Post
          China. It's the New America.
          Because we have national pamphlets advising us to not pick our noses in public but only when travelling abroad?

          No.


          China is what you folks want us to become. Capitalists externally, Socialists internally.
          "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."

          -John Locke

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          • #6
            We probably need to advise every group of people not to urinate in pools or pick their nose in public.

            I think I will go to Spain without earrings.

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            • #7
              there was outrage when a 15 year-old tourist from Nanjing recently carved his name into an ancient temple in Luxor, Egypt.
              I think the mom originally blamed the Egyptians for allowing people such close proximity to their antiquities.
              Science that cannot be questioned is propaganda.

              Cameras in classrooms now.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 3CharUsername View Post
                I think the mom originally blamed the Egyptians for allowing people such close proximity to their antiquities.
                Yeah, because graffiti and damaging other's property is just a culture issue and we need to understand and respect other people's cultural characteristics without judgment.
                Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
                Robert Southwell, S.J.

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                • #9
                  I want to hear more about the naked Spanish women.
                  "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by phillygirl View Post
                    Hong Kong should publish a similar list for people that are visiting...primarily that it is normal behavior for its citizens to stand directly in front of a bathroom stall while waiting for the prior "guest" to finish. That was a bit shocking...as was the bathroom stall that only had a hole in the ground as the toilet.
                    I was trying to remember what Asian country my friend was in back in the 70's. She said they had public toilets every so often along the sidewalks. The toilet was a hole in the ground with a curtain around a frame. She said a lot of the moms carrying small ones would just have them squat by the curb and do their thing.

                    I've had only one recurring dream every few years that disturb's me like no others. I have to use a bathroom and all of the toilets are disgusting or broken. It's a real nightmare.
                    May we raise children who love the unloved things - the dandelion, the worm, the spiderlings.
                    Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun...
                    And when they're grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice,
                    may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by phillygirl View Post
                      Hong Kong should publish a similar list for people that are visiting...primarily that it is normal behavior for its citizens to stand directly in front of a bathroom stall while waiting for the prior "guest" to finish. That was a bit shocking...as was the bathroom stall that only had a hole in the ground as the toilet.
                      Deep squats are good for your health and the health of your newly evacuated bowel.
                      If it pays, it stays

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Michele View Post
                        I've had only one recurring dream every few years that disturb's me like no others. I have to use a bathroom and all of the toilets are disgusting or broken. It's a real nightmare.
                        Welcome to my world. I have this kind of dream pretty often. Supposedly it's part of the OCD but I usually view it as a horrifying premonition.
                        "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Gingersnap View Post
                          Welcome to my world. I have this kind of dream pretty often. Supposedly it's part of the OCD but I usually view it as a horrifying premonition.
                          Weirdos!
                          Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
                          Robert Southwell, S.J.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by phillygirl View Post
                            Weirdos!
                            I wouldn't talk if I were you, Bride of Satan.
                            "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by phillygirl View Post
                              Hong Kong should publish a similar list for people that are visiting...primarily that it is normal behavior for its citizens to stand directly in front of a bathroom stall while waiting for the prior "guest" to finish. That was a bit shocking...as was the bathroom stall that only had a hole in the ground as the toilet.
                              I have never understood what motivates people to travel to places where basic plumbing is unavailable.
                              "Think as I think," said a man,
                              "Or you are abominably wicked;
                              You are a toad."
                              And after I had thought of it,
                              I said: "I will, then, be a toad." - Stephen Crane

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