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  • So there's a rumor going around that

  • When you visit Hong Kong

  • You ought to speak English

  • Because if you speak Mandarin Chinese

  • They'd be rude to you

  • Today we are going to test it out

  • See if the theory was true

  • *Lady selling mops in Cantonese*

  • *Restaurant server speaking Cantonese*

  • Me: Sorry?

  • Server: Come here

  • Me: oh ok

  • *Restaurant server speaking Cantonese*

  • Hi can we have 6 pineapple buns?

  • Uh sorry 3 pineapple buns

  • Server: butter no butter?

  • Me: uh *didn't understand what she said*

  • Me: Sorry 3

  • Server: NO BUTTER, BUTTER

  • Me: Ohhhh

  • Me: Yea with butter

  • Me: Anddd

  • Me: We are going to have a

  • Me: Fried rice noodles with

  • Me: One

  • Server: One? *Mandarin*

  • Me: Chicken Fried Rice *Mandarin*

  • Server: You know Chinese? Should have said it sooner!

  • Server: One chicken fried rice? *Mandarin*

  • Me: Yes *Mandarin*

  • Server: Anything else? *Mandarin*

  • Me: And 3 lemon ice teas *Mandarin*

  • Server: 3 lemon ice teas, anything else? *Mandarin*

  • Me: Nah that's all *Mandarin*

  • Server: You want or not? *Mandarin* *Pointing at the menu my Korean friend was holding*

  • Me: No we good *Mandarin*

  • Me: Sorry excuse me

  • Me: um she just walked away

  • Me: um sorry excuse me

  • Me: Do you know where the metro MTR is?

  • Guy: Umm

  • Actually you are in the middle of

  • Mong Kok MTR

  • and Yau Ma Tei MTR

  • Actually you can go both ways is the same

  • My friend: Do you know where the MTR is? *Mandarin*

  • Man: Head this way *Mandarin*

  • Man: Turn left at the intersection and you will see it *Mandarin*

  • Me: Hi

  • *Female staff walked away*

  • Me: Hi sorry excuse me

  • *Male staff jumped in to help*

  • My friend: Do you speak Mandarin? *Mandarin *

  • Female staff: I can speak Mandarin, what are you trying to say? *Mandarin*

  • My friend: What is the function of this product? *Mandarin*

  • Female staff: For your face

  • Female staff: Cream cream

  • My friend: For moisturizing?

  • Female staff: ya

  • Me: Sorry excuse me

  • Me: Sorry umm

  • Me: So we are looking for the peak

  • Police: This is the peak

  • Me: Yea but we want to get to the lookout

  • Police: Lookout? All the way up

  • Me: All the way up?

  • Me: So this road or?

  • Police: All the way up this road

  • Me: Alright thank you so much

  • Police: You're welcome

  • Police: But be careful, it slippery

  • Me: Thank you

  • Me: Sorry but we are catching flights *Mandarin *

  • Me: Could you hurry the dishes up? *Mandarin*

  • Me: We are catching flights could you bring them out faster? *Mandarin *

  • Server: Um about 10 minutes *Mandarin*

  • Server: They all freshly made *Mandarin*

  • So in the end we found

  • That actually speaking Chinese in Hong Kong

  • Gets you things a lot faster done

  • Than English

  • And people are actually really nice

  • Right? Nice nice?

  • Yes so come to Hong Kong

  • And experience this

  • This

  • On your own

So there's a rumor going around that

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B1 US mandarin server staff butter female fried rice

People Rude in Hong Kong? SOCIAL EXPERIMENT 香港人不友善嗎?

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    Bonni.Leung posted on 2017/03/29
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