It’s been a tough few days for mainland tourists in Taiwan. As one group is being ridiculed for using a public and shaky sink as a bathtub, another group is being blasted for their impatience at a local restaurant.
Of course, video of this latest incident has been uploaded to Facebook where it has earned more than 80,000 views. The uploader says it was shot at a popular dumplings restaurant in the city of Hualien.
In the video, a mainland woman is seen losing her patience with how long her dumplings are taking. She loudly questions the shop’s sterling reputation and asks for a refund.
The staff apologizes to the woman, telling her that other diners have been waiting even longer than she has.
This response doesn’t seem to have pleased the woman, and she quickly goes for the jugular, shouting: “I don’t understand what you are saying. I can’t understand Taiwanese Mandarin.”
Well, that comment seems to have done it, one of the bosses tells his staff to give her the money back and he tells her to “Get out!” More workers throw in some additional insults saying there is “nothing special about being a ‘strong-country people,'” an insult that people in Hong Kong and Taiwan use for mainlanders who they believe try to throw their weight around.
Below the video, Taiwanese and Hong Kong netizens have commented that they support how the dumpling shop owners and staff handled the incident, many then go on to say not very nice things about mainland tourists. Those in the area say they will certainly drop by for a bite sometime, saving the shop from having to employ nearly-nude models.
On the back of two particularly inane disputes in Taiwan, it would be a good time to say once again that in our experience occasional rudeness is not a trait unique to people from mainland China, or indeed any people.
Watch the incident below:
Posted by 爆料公社 on Sunday, January 31, 2016
[Video via Facebook // h/t EJ Insight]