‘Hey British Face!’

by Natalie

Apparently not racist or offensive in China?

So when the guy installing new lights at the school approached me with a Stephen Hawking-Esque recording of the following ‘Hey British face, I want to take a photo with you’ it was deemed a perfectly reasonable request.

Unfortunately, since I had already confused/offended him by laughing at his translation for a solid minute I felt obliged to comply. Thus 5 minutes of me awkwardly standing around like a waxwork exhibit at Madame Tussauds ensued, while he performed various creative poses around me and my ‘British face’.

At least he left by thanking me ‘for the beauty of the United Kingdom’.

Just everyday life in China I guess.

 

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