How do you respond to staring and pointing?

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What's the proper response to staring and pointing?

Ignore them
46
46%
Stare and point back
21
21%
Leave
2
2%
Scream and throw things
1
1%
Give 'em the middle finger
2
2%
Do your best Jim Carrey impression
8
8%
Sing the FORUMOSA.COM theme song and strip
6
6%
Hand out business cards and shake hands with everyone
14
14%
 
Total votes : 100

How do you respond to staring and pointing?

Postby quinntheeskimo » 10 Sep 2003, 10:47

There you are, a group of Taiwanese are staring and pointing at you, and you're not even drunk yet. What do you do? Your ideas are certainly welcome...
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Postby WarMonkey » 10 Sep 2003, 11:00

Actually, it's not too bad here in Taiwan. It's much worse in Korea and China.
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Postby ironlady » 10 Sep 2003, 11:01

I like the business card idea, though...maybe I should have some "special" ones printed up for this purpose. :twisted:
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Postby way2go! » 10 Sep 2003, 11:09

quinntheeskimo wrote:There you are, a group of Taiwanese are staring and pointing at you, and you're not even drunk yet. What do you do? Your ideas are certainly welcome...

Fascinating observation. I never noticed that before. NOT.

The question above from quinntheeskimo must be the type of post that wolf referred to:
wolf_reinhold wrote:New people do bring fresh insights, but frankly, they are nothing new to me. This may sound vain, but think of it like you have spent 18 years in your home country and some Chinese person comes for the first time. What keen insight is he likely to give you that you don't already know?

Ask those people you know, if you know any, who have lived here say 15 years or more, 'How often does someone tell you something that makes you say, 'Wow, I never knew that' or 'That's a facinating observation; I never thought of that before.''
...and cynical? Me? I am SHOCKED! :roll:

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Postby Bassman » 10 Sep 2003, 11:11

I am perplexed, my answer to the poll would involve many of the options, depending on my mood. Of course now that I am a school boss I need to be polite but if I find myself in another city or town I am less careful about what other people think of me.
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Postby Alien » 10 Sep 2003, 11:34

None of the above. It's not my finest hour!
But I've seen others who'd put me to shame. Oh man!

What I can't stand is that parents seem to think it's perfectly ok and smile at how adorable their kids are for having noticed the monkey.
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Postby Tigerman » 10 Sep 2003, 11:38

Alien wrote:What I can't stand is that parents seem to think it's perfectly ok and smile at how adorable their kids are for having noticed the monkey.


I don't like being stared at... but, unfortunately, it comes with the territory...

If I'm in a bad mood, I usually say something to indicate my annoyance... then, when the parents apologize for their children, I inform them that I blame the parents, not the kids.

The reactions are priceless :twisted:
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Postby way2go! » 10 Sep 2003, 11:42

This is all deja moo. We've all heard this bull before.
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Postby Beachside Queenslander » 10 Sep 2003, 11:54

I'm with Tigerman.

If the parents can be engaged in conversation then I usually tell them
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Postby Flicka » 10 Sep 2003, 12:07

I give them my best f--- you look. Staring and pointing does not become Taiwan's grandiose, international aspirations.
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