Amusing Anecdotes from around the world!

Amusing Anecdotes on human behavior!


MY experience is that all humans are the same whatever their race, colour or religion. I once saw a horizontally challenged German gentleman rush to the buffet in the Oriental Queen ship on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, pile his plate with a mountain of food, and in just a little while he was back for round 2. The other people including myself  were still only starting to select the food to put on our plates for our first helping!!

Some people from New York  are even worse. I have met a lot of obnoxious New Yorkers in my time and frankly, I am very wary of them. Let me tell you this true story. I was on a Press Trip in a remote part of Italy up in the mountains near the Austrian border. It was the beautiful and historic town of Bassano del Grappa which means the "base of Grappa mountain". There was a very horizontally challenged gentleman journalist in the group from New York. After the huge dinner with a different wine for every course, the Chef brought out his special chocolates to enjoy with Grappa and coffee. They were made with Venezuelan Criollo chocolate filled with the most exquisite Grappa of different flavours. Most of us were too full to savour more than one or two. The New Yorker gorged himself on about 8 chocolates!! We all went out to wait for our transport back to the hotel. Through the clear glass windows of the restaurant, we all saw the New Yorker shovelling lotsof the chocolates into his carrier bag to "tar pow". It was really disgraceful, "lau kui" (in Hokkein, loss of face) and "eow kui"(extreme greed in Hokkien). The owner of the restaurant, my friend, Antonio, who also owns a Grappa distillery, was standing beside me and saw the whole shameful exhibition. I was really amused by the singular bemused smile on his face, Ha! Ha! {:-)

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As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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