I sat down with the President and Vice President of my company before my departure and my trip to China happened to come up.
Immediately, the horror stories started coming up. Here are some bits of the conversation.
President: “and they strung the live cat up by its neck and threw it screaming into the boiling water for about 30 seconds”
Vice President: “like a lobster.”
President: “just like a lobster. And then they pulled it out and pulled off all the fur.”
Vice President: “DO NOT EAT ANYTHING NOT SOLD AT A RESTAURANT. You’ll go home, and die before dawn.”
President: “well, that might be an exaggeration.”
Vice President: “Barely! When I got sick I was out of comission for four days. Couldn’t move.”
Vice President: “If the meat isn’t labeled, don’t ask what it is.”
President: “Duck tongue is pretty good though.”
Vice President: “oh yeah. Eat the duck tongue. The dog is rough.”
President: “yeah, I don’t know about the dog.”
Vice President: “cat is decent. ”
President: It’s the giant raw squid that’s bad.
Vice President: you might get to try scorpion.
President: “feel free to use the cell phone to call if you need anything.”
Vice President: “yeah, if you go to jail or something.”
President: “ha ha! he’s not going to jail.”
Vice President: “you never know.”