Scuba wrote:Thanks for the suggestions. Clearly the consensus is : let it go
& avoid any confrontation.
Vorkosigan's post made me feel that I have been living in somewhat
of a vacuum since moving to Taiwan 18 months ago. When people
(from outside) ask me what I like here, one of the comments I always make is that I have never once felt physically threatened. Taipei always seems safer to me than most of the major cities I have visited around the world.
Vorkosigans experience certainly challenges that view.
His example of the 7-11 guy would never happen in the West.
They saw a solitary woman in a chariot driving from the west.
"I wonder what that means?" the kind exclaimed.
"Why should you wonder at a woman in a chariot?" his companion inquired, for Crimthann loved and would have knowledge.
"Good my treasure," Dermod answered, "Our minds are astonished when we see a woman able to drive a cow to pasture, for it has always seemed to us that they do not drive well."
"Crimthann absorbed instruction like a sponge and digested it as rapidly.
"I think it is justly said," he agreed.
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