In Defense of Hungry and 'Sleazy' Chinese Tourists at a Buffet
So this video of Chinese tourists on vacation in Thailand attacking the all-you-can-eat buffet at a restaurant in a manner that some have described as “sleazy+greedy+no manners!” has gone viral and many online are angry at the poor manners of these tourists.
Especially when images showed that a lot of the food they hungrily lapped up remained uneaten at the end of the meal.
Look, I get it—that video and images like the one above are pretty damning evidence that these are over-privileged, wasteful people, but as someone who’s always seeking to find the positive side of things, I ask that you carefully watch that video again ‘cause what they’re doing might be fucked-up, but damnit, if it’s not art!
Look at the way they’re able to quickly lap up such huge quantities of food using just plates and no utensils. I repeat–no utensils! That’s a form of poetry right there. It’s almost beautiful in its own way.
And if you need further proof that some of our Chinese friends can be artists when it comes to lapping up food, Remember this story about how creative these Chinese folks got when the local Pizza Huts started instituting a “one-trip to the salad bar only” policy?
If that isn’t art, I don’t know what is. Respect yo!