Crazy Stuff in China

I know this is an on going theme in my blog and if you have only visited China or only heard about it,  you probably still don’t quite understand why these incidents are so amusing to me and my friends who live here.  But, trust me when I say that I have never laughed my ass off over so many situations as I have in China.  The latest happened just 5 minutes ago.  My boss/friend and I were leaving dinner and stopped at this little boutique next door to the restaurant.  We were looking at some pendants and rings and boss/friend sat her computer down to take a closer look.  We didn’t buy anything.  So, we proceeded to exit the store and walk over to our hotel a good 5 minute walk up two flights of stairs.  

We are opening the door to go into the hotel and we hear this guy yelling at us in Chinese, “Miss, Miss, your computer, Miss.”   Oh, ok. boss/friend forgot her computer.  No problem, thanks for letting us know.  Thanks for bringing it . . . 

He didn’t bring it.  He ran 5 minutes, after us, up two flights of stairs,  to just tell us that she forgot her computer.  He didn’t bring the computer. I couldn’t believe it.  He didn’t bring us the computer, he just ran all the way over here to tell us we left it.  Is that not insane.  Why waste all that energy and yelling at us like a banshee and not even have the computer to give to us.  Am I going crazy here? Am I missing something?  Are they missing something?  

Unbelievably! We had to walk all the way back to the store, down two flights of stairs and then back to the store, with the guy.  He actually started asking us questions like, “So, how long you been in China?”  OMG!  Boss/friend was pissed but we were laughing our asses off the whole time.  

There is just some things about living here that just can’t be explained sometimes.  


The Greatest “Chinese People are Crazy” Story Ever!

I am sitting in my office.  Probably playing Mahjong for the third or fourth time and DOI comes in and says, you are not going to believe what just happen. He is on the phone trying to arrange for the outside staff to come pick the kids up from the pool.  While on the phone, the outside operations guys come down to the pool.  DOI told outside operations guy that the juniors will be ready in ten minutes.  What does the outside operations guy do?  Sits and waits, no! Goes to grab a bit to eat in the canteen, no! He proceeds to take off his clothes, right there next to the pool and then dives in.  He actually dives into the pool! In his boxer shorts! Just thinks to himself, I have a couple of minutes, why don’t I go for a dip.  In the hotel pool.  Now, this may seem elitist, but her in China, outside operations workers who make 2,000 RMB per month, just don’t go swimming in the pool of the 5 star hotel that they work at.  They just don’t.  In what universe did he think that is was ok for him to do that?  What the hell was he thinking?  Literally thinking, he was off duty and wanted to take a dip.  Amazing!  DOI said he didn’t do anything because he thought it was a culture thing. WTF!!!!

Chinese people never cease to amaze me.  It was damn bold if you ask me.  At first when DOI told me about it, I just sat there with my mouth open.  An hour later, I start laughing so hard, that I started to cry.  Now, I am just crying.  OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SMH and HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!