Whack Things in Taiwan (part 3)

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Re: Whack Things in Taiwan (part 3)

Postby Petrichor » 17 Mar 2012, 17:51

Icon wrote:Patients wearing pijamas, trailing their IV lines, smoking outside the hospital doors or in the green grounds...In this weather! :eek: :loco:


They do that in England even if it's freezing outside. Smoking's a damn strong addiction.

In fact, in some parts of England parents take their kids to school and go shopping in their pyjamas (the parents, not the kids. Or maybe the kids too, I don't know :s .).
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Re: Whack Things in Taiwan (part 3)

Postby tsukinodeynatsu » 17 Mar 2012, 18:20

It was banned in one particular Tesco in Wales, wasn't it?
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Re: Whack Things in Taiwan (part 3)

Postby Petrichor » 17 Mar 2012, 20:44

tsukinodeynatsu wrote:It was banned in one particular Tesco in Wales, wasn't it?


I thought it was Liverpool, but you could be right.

Should start a Whack Things in England thread.
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Re: Whack Things in Taiwan (part 3)

Postby Petrichor » 17 Mar 2012, 20:48

A woman felt my husband up on the MRT today.

Okay, that's a little bit of poetic licence there. But he was standing minding his own business and this woman came up close and looked him frankly in the face, then she looked him up and down. Meanwhile he was trying to pretend this wasn't happening. Then she placed her hand on his back in what he felt was a offer of physical congress. He was more alarmed than flattered or excited (he tells me) and got off at the next stop.

First really whack thing that's happened in our time here so far.
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Re: Whack Things in Taiwan (part 3)

Postby Icon » 17 Mar 2012, 22:31

Petrichor wrote:A woman felt my husband up on the MRT today.

Okay, that's a little bit of poetic licence there. But he was standing minding his own business and this woman came up close and looked him frankly in the face, then she looked him up and down. Meanwhile he was trying to pretend this wasn't happening. Then she placed her hand on his back in what he felt was a offer of physical congress. He was more alarmed than flattered or excited (he tells me) and got off at the next stop.

First really whack thing that's happened in our time here so far.


Eh, you guys shouldn't move to Latin America. Just a thought.
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Whack Things in Taiwan (part 3)

Postby headhonchoII » 18 Mar 2012, 00:19

A woman once wanted to have my baby within one minute of meeting me on the MRT. I think she was a bit
mad though, she progressed to peel and eat an orange in front of the horrified MRT riders. The horror of it! ( the eating of the orange, not the let's make a baby part and no I did not tale up the offer).
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Re: Whack Things in Taiwan (part 3)

Postby Petrichor » 18 Mar 2012, 05:47

headhonchoII wrote:A woman once wanted to have my baby within one minute of meeting me on the MRT. I think she was a bit
mad though, she progressed to peel and eat an orange in front of the horrified MRT riders. The horror of it! ( the eating of the orange, not the let's make a baby part and no I did not tale up the offer).


Yeah, my husband thought there might be some mental health issues involved (not casting any aspersions on his attractiveness).
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Re: Whack Things in Taiwan (part 3)

Postby Petrichor » 18 Mar 2012, 05:49

Icon wrote:
Petrichor wrote:A woman felt my husband up on the MRT today.

Okay, that's a little bit of poetic licence there. But he was standing minding his own business and this woman came up close and looked him frankly in the face, then she looked him up and down. Meanwhile he was trying to pretend this wasn't happening. Then she placed her hand on his back in what he felt was a offer of physical congress. He was more alarmed than flattered or excited (he tells me) and got off at the next stop.

First really whack thing that's happened in our time here so far.


Eh, you guys shouldn't move to Latin America. Just a thought.


I don't think we could take it.
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Re: Whack Things in Taiwan (part 3)

Postby superking » 18 Mar 2012, 09:58

headhonchoII wrote:A woman once wanted to have my baby within one minute of meeting me on the MRT. I think she was a bit
mad though, she progressed to peel and eat an orange in front of the horrified MRT riders. The horror of it! ( the eating of the orange, not the let's make a baby part and no I did not tale up the offer).



It's weird isn't it, you can vomit puddles of red betel spit onto the floor in public, make deep deep nose and throat clearing wrench sounds at the dinner table, and freely spit fish bones onto pieces of toilet paper in restaurants, yet so much as reach for a chewing gum on the MRT and the horror stare is unleashed.
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Re: Whack Things in Taiwan (part 3)

Postby mups » 18 Mar 2012, 10:10

superking wrote:
headhonchoII wrote:A woman once wanted to have my baby within one minute of meeting me on the MRT. I think she was a bit
mad though, she progressed to peel and eat an orange in front of the horrified MRT riders. The horror of it! ( the eating of the orange, not the let's make a baby part and no I did not tale up the offer).



It's weird isn't it, you can vomit puddles of red betel spit onto the floor in public, make deep deep nose and throat clearing wrench sounds at the dinner table, and freely spit fish bones onto pieces of toilet paper in restaurants, yet so much as reach for a chewing gum on the MRT and the horror stare is unleashed.


I think it's because the MRT is relatively new and pristine, and therefore sacred. People there typically stay orderly on the escalators and such, and when getting on and off. But once they step out into the crap that is Taipei, it's hork city and pinball sidewalk.

I'm a firm believer surroundings are reflected in people's attitudes.
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