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An American in China

Slowly Down

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 26, 2009

Sign from the police, advising us to "Slowly Down". I understand and appreciate that I am in China and it is great that instead of making us read hieroglyphics, they accomodate us and put it in English. The thing that gets me is, if you are going to do it, pay a little cash and do it right. It reminds me of all of those B school case studies where American companies went to foreign countries and mauled the language or committed huge cultural faux pas (the case of the Chevy Nova comes to mind). My advice is to not ‘slowly down’, but race ahead, do it, but pay a little extra and do it right….But thanks for the effort…

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