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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 30 Dec 2006 12:31 pm

Can't resist! Pragmatic excuse? :lol:

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Sun, 31 Dec 2006 9:23 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Pragmatic excuse? :lol:

Only the "tic" part... ie "tongue in cheek"! :P

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Postby EADG » Tue, 02 Jan 2007 6:50 am

I used to think about this and got POed when in Japan they would clear one person's plate before the other person was finished eating

this would be considered rude behavior in most Western countries, because it makes the person still eating feel rushed

I came to the realization that it was from being efficient and polite, their thinking that leaving a used plate in front of someone when they might want it cleared would be impolite

but I learned that no matter how many waitresses and waiters I waved off that there was no way I was going to singlehandedly educate an entire nation on manners, especially if they had their own reasons for doing them, if in fact they did

but...then I saw it happening here, but I doubt the reasons here are the same as in Japan, more likely the usual lacking manners or just pain ignorance

thanks for the useful term, I knew there had to be a local equivalent to the one I mutter in Japanese for nobody's benefit but my own......

so if I use "karung ajar" will I get in a fight?

sundaymorningstaple wrote:No, it's not Singapore culture. It's just typical post '65 Singaporean uncouthness.

It's more like being "karung ajar"

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