A six-year-old boy who was caught picking his teeth in the elevator of a Fujian hotel is sure to drop the habit after getting slapped on the arm and reprimanded by an American-Chinese woman who said she found the act “uncivilized”.
The boy entered the lift, which the woman was taking, at 10:00 a.m. from the 17th floor of the Mandarin Hotel. The boy, who had his back facing the woman, started picking his teeth with his fingers when the woman suddenly slammed his arm down with considerable force.
The angry boy turned around and stomped. The two appeared to have a conversation before she hit him again, but this time, he struck back.
When the two arrived downstairs, the woman found the boy’s aunt and told her that he had “hit me for no reason and picked his teeth in public. How uncivilized.” The aunt apologized before the woman walked off in a huff, Oriental Daily reports.
When the boy told his aunt to “put this auntie in jail”, however, she realized that the lady was not as innocent as she made herself out to be. The family saw that the woman had struck the child upon watching the hotel’s surveillance videos.
The family called the police, and the boy’s mother is still awaiting an apology from the woman, who is reportedly an American Chinese translator.
By Joyce Ng
[Image via Oriental Daily]