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 headhonchoII » 09 Jun 2012, 06:49

superking wrote:How do you know people are staring at you? Are you looking for it?

Some of you would make shit celebrities.


They are directing their gaze at me or my children or indulging in their favorite habit of rubbernecking. It's not difficult, granted the odd time the are just daydreaming or looking at something else.

We get stared at 100s of times a day, you just have to deal with it and ignore it as much as possible. It's very obvious to people who just arrive in Taiwan, friends and family all commented.

It's not the worst place in the world for staring by a longshot, most are fairly discreet and many do not do it, but a sizable minority do it all the same. It's not that surprising because there are VERY few westerners in Taiwan, especially outside Taipei.
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Re: How do you respond to staring and pointing?

Postby funkymonkey » 09 Jun 2012, 10:57

I honestly don't know what you guys from Taipei are talking about. I just went there to renew my passport and I was stared at maybe once or twice the entire time I was there. Compared to Jiayi, it was really a breath of fresh air.
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Re: How do you respond to staring and pointing?

Postby Steviebike » 09 Jun 2012, 11:03

If you went to the zoo, would you ignore all the animals?

Something exotic is worth having a look at.

Accepting the situation is the only way.

I agree with FM (above). Whenever I go to Taipei I only get a mild glance. Down south a get draw dropping gapping stares :D

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Re: How do you respond to staring and pointing?

Postby funkymonkey » 09 Jun 2012, 11:52

Steviebike wrote:Something exotic is worth having a look at.

But foreigners aren't exotic in Taipei. :lol: In one day, I saw at least 50-60 foreigners. I don't know if there are that many in total in Jiayi! Those Taipei foreigners have it easy. :raspberry:

Bunch of cry babies!!! :popcorn:
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Re: How do you respond to staring and pointing?

Postby touduke » 09 Jun 2012, 13:37

jimipresley wrote:When people stare at me, I think that they are kindly, generously motivated by concern that I'm going to keel over at any moment from a heart attack or stroke.


it is not kind to stare at someone who seems to be on the brink of a heart attack, but blather on.
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How do you respond to staring and pointing?

Postby headhonchoII » 09 Jun 2012, 22:08

TheGingerMan wrote:I just finished reading this thread from page 1: what a blast from the past!
Many gems from once regulars now long gone.
Comrade Stalin wrote:I simply scratch my crotch.


Right on they are missed here.
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Re: How do you respond to staring and pointing?

Postby Homey » 09 Jun 2012, 22:59

I don't often see other foreigners, so I stare when I see one and tell the person next to me 'mei gouren mei gouren!'

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Why not???

If you are what you eat, then I guess that makes me "fast, cheap, and easy"!
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Re: How do you respond to staring and pointing?

Postby Icon » 10 Jun 2012, 13:38

funkymonkey wrote:
Steviebike wrote:Something exotic is worth having a look at.

But foreigners aren't exotic in Taipei. :lol: In one day, I saw at least 50-60 foreigners. I don't know if there are that many in total in Jiayi! Those Taipei foreigners have it easy. :raspberry:

Bunch of cry babies!!! :popcorn:


50 or 60?! Where did you go? Computex?

Addresses, please. :lick:
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Re: How do you respond to staring and pointing?

Postby funkymonkey » 10 Jun 2012, 14:19

Icon wrote:
funkymonkey wrote:
Steviebike wrote:Something exotic is worth having a look at.

But foreigners aren't exotic in Taipei. :lol: In one day, I saw at least 50-60 foreigners. I don't know if there are that many in total in Jiayi! Those Taipei foreigners have it easy. :raspberry:

Bunch of cry babies!!! :popcorn:


50 or 60?! Where did you go? Computex?

Addresses, please. :lick:

I took the MRT about 6 times. I was mostly around the Taipei 101 area. I also went to Bongos for lunch and did some shopping in that area as well. Foreigners everywhere I tell you!!!! :discodance:
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