Fish Tales

My life in Singapore Taipei. And then some.

I messed up today.

And, I think I already kind of knew this – but, not really. Don’t stand your chopsticks upright in your meal. It’s not so polite. Like, really not polite.

Even if you are eating some take-away noodles in a plastic dish in a conference room.

Still not polite.

It represents the way incense is placed in sacrificial and funeral offerings. I promise I wasn’t trying to invite images of death to the meeting. Really.

Luckily, my co-worker let me know the error of my ways. Whew! Won’t be doing that during an important business dinner someday.

Apparently, I’m still an Asia newb.

Lunch Faux Pas

2 Comments

  1. Robert
    11:24 pm on April 18th, 2011

    Wow. Who would have guessed that? Learn something new everyday, huh?

  2. Pete
    8:02 pm on December 16th, 2011

    hey mate,
    started following your blog from all the way back when i believe meginsing directed me here. either way i thought you stopped with the shoes off at the door thing, good to see you still going, keep up the good work !