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The Chinese are kind of anal.

One of the things people laugh at me about is the fact I'm anal. I like things done a certain way, and wig out when they aren't. The Chinese, however, make me look like the most relaxed guy in the universe.

In our area it got up to 26C a couple of days ago, so I put the air conditioning on to cool it down some. Not much, just some. That's what it's there for after all. A Chinese colleague, however, came over all freaky about it and suggested we turn it off. The conversation went along the lines of:

"Can I turn the AC off?"

Grimace

"What? It's not time to put it on yet."

"Yes, but it's hot out,"

"It's still not time to put it on yet."

I mean, what the duck, if it's hot put the AC on.

Later on, someone offered to buy another Chinese colleague an ice cream and got pretty much the same response.

Now before you say that that's just a freak coincidence, there's been an outbreak of badminton playing where I work. I'm not complaining but when I asked why it had started, one of the kids said "This is when we play badminton." I thought she might have meant today, I asked why not last week (when it was as pleasant). She said "It wasn't Spring then."

To me that attitude makes no sense.

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