Noisy People

pohtiongho By pohtiongho, 14th Nov 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3a_1lzzj/
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This was a scene I observed in Hong Kong but you might have seen more than what I did.

Noisy People

It’s the best Chinese restaurant in the city
I had to alight at Mong Kok to patronize it
Every Sunday morning
There’ll be 800 people having breakfasts
all at the same time
This restaurant doesn’t accept credit card
There was no notice saying so
When you have finished eating the meal
suddenly you have no money to pay
They said: OK, you pay the service charge of $60
in addition to the food you had consumed
Some foreigners also were presented with
dishes they never ordered
Please don’t laugh
they charge these to the bill!
You may reject these
if you have not yet eaten them
or you are sure your first date
won’t misunderstand your rejection
What ever you reject
they bring them back to the kitchen
The next guy will be given the same disk
after they have been warmed
I was unlucky to sit next table to this strange guy
he put a folded copy of the morning post
on the chair before he sat down
The last guy left this chair less than ten seconds ago
This strange creature believes
whatever diseases the last guy has
will be transmitted to him
if he sits on the chair when it’s still warm
He also took another chair
for his right foot
After the meal he opened
his big mouth to remove the food
sticking between his poorly aligned teeth
Mind you, he could prise out the food particle
with a bamboo toothpick and let the food
shoot four to five feet
in front of him
I quickly covered my Chinese tea with my
cotton handkerchief
Should I tell this guy that he shouldn’t step on two boats?
that he must put his two hands over his mouth
when he wants to cough?
I ignored him
because in this city
fists fighting is still very common
Why waste time with this sort of people
when many of the degree holders in my country
are just the same?
This place was also extremely noisy
which is very common
when Japanese, Chinese or Indians are there
Is it our culture to talk so loud
that all the 800 people in the hall must know
we are there?


END
Copyright © 2004 by Poh Tiong Ho

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Handkerchief, Indians Chinese, Japanese, Kitchen, Mong Kok, Restaurant

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I have been writing short stories, poems and articles during the past 20 years.
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author avatar Utah Jay
14th Nov 2014 (#)

I enjoyed this very much

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author avatar pohtiongho
15th Nov 2014 (#)

Utah: Thanks for the compliment.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
15th Nov 2014 (#)

Wonderful poem!

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author avatar pohtiongho
15th Nov 2014 (#)

Fern: Thanks. I am glad you like it.

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author avatar WOGIAM
15th Nov 2014 (#)

Lol, is this is real, i would not find it funny. I would not be able to eat in such a full place no matter how delicious t(or cheap) the food is.

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