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An American in China

Burger King in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 22, 2011


Here is a stream of consciousness on being at a fast food joint in China.

Long lines of angry people, upset they are no richer than the rest. Hugging at designer bags like life support little loveless eyes scrunched up as they ingest toxic oils all designed to make the meal easier to take. Women buying kids love, dont really know how, looking over their shoulders want to be noticed. Foreinger arrives they feign indifference, all the while measuring themsleves up to see how far behind they really are. unsure as to what is correct, they bluster and then give up, resign themselves to the fact that they will never know as the indoctrination to humilaitoin runs so deep that gettign a true handle on their worth or self is an excercise in futility.
Rushing to the front, asking tedious questions, unable to deicde, I watch in frustration then sigh wonder why, think of all the delightful chinese food and why so many coagulate here like blood to a gash, thinking this is not the way to be international. Get my food looking to sit, embarraseed eyes, turning away now, afriad I wil l sit by them and force them to speak belies ture inner fear all tose years of language lsessons wasted, I pass by, they breathe a sigh of relief, then continue to compeare themselves to the billions of others.

2 Responses to “Burger King in China”

  1. John Galt said

    China now has everything from Dunkin Donuts to Burger King…Ferrari and dont forget about all the cute girls…an added bonus http://generationexpatblog.com/

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