Every culture has its good and bad habits and often when you stay in a country long enough, you run the risk of adopting the bad habits. Listed below are some funny and wickedly true habits I’ve come across that will indicate if you have been in China too long and are being drawn to the dark side.
→ You stop saying sorry or excuse me when you accidentally bump people
→ You allow your children to openly urinate on the street
→ You always take the front seat when you catch a taxi
→ You never use the seat belt when you catch a taxi
→ You never ever leave home with out toilet paper/tissues
→ You never clean up your dog’s poo when walking it in the street
→ You stop cleaning your tray at McDonald’s or KFC
→ You stop smiling or being friendly to service staff
→ You no longer feel that yelling into a mobile phone at restaurants is rude or unusual
→ You start littering and dumping your trash on the street instead of the bin
→ You automatically haggle when ever you buy something
→ You now believe that queuing and waiting in line is for losers
→ You give in to peer pressure and start smoking every where. Lifts, restaurants, taxis…..
→ You have adopted the habit of loudly hawking and spitting
→ You never used to use your car horn, now you use it constantly at the slightest provocation
→ You are no longer worried about disturbing people and make as much noise as you want when ever you want where ever you are
→ You have given up on direct communication and are always looking for the implied meaning
→ You can no longer understand why copying and bootlegging is illegal outside China.
(Blog posted by China Travel Go on January 26, 2012 by Brendon. You can see the original article by following this link to China Travel Go)