a co-worker just told me a story

My daughter went to Taiwan, and while she was strolling with another female friend along the docks (They were both about 21 at the time) a gentleman came up to them and offered to take them on a tour of the whole harbor.

So they went. And at the completion of the tour he brought them almost back to the docks and told them

“okay, that will be 100 U.S. dollars”.
So my daughter said “we’re not paying that!”
and he replied “well, then I don’t let you off the boat!”
“Fine!” she said, “We’ll stay on your boat!” and sat down making herself comfortable.

The guy was completely confused. he didn’t know what to do. Eventually he offered to take 10 dollars. They accepted and he brought them back to the dock.

How perfectly smart!

4 thoughts on “perfect!

  • 9/6/2006 at 7:45 pm

    Which just goes to prove my mantra:
    “NEVER take a tour from a Taiwanese man on a dock when your walking with another female during your early twenties, especially if the tour involves the ‘whole’ harbor. The man will eventually try to charge you 100 bucks. But if this does happen, don’t get off his damn boat. That will show him. When you get home, tell your mother. She’ll tell it to some dude at work who will post it on his blog which will result in some postmodern comment.”
    I’m always saying this to people.

  • 9/7/2006 at 8:33 am

    If my mother heard this story, she would say, “Refusing to leave a strange Taiwanese man’s boat is a good way to get sold into slavery.”

  • 9/8/2006 at 6:35 am

    Sounds like something my mom would say, too. Of course, it would be followed by a lecture about getting on the boat in the first place and how many young women are abducted/assaulted in foreign countries, etc.


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