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Q: Do you make friends with hongbao?

Hello echinacities! I am relatively new to China and my rabbi recommended that I join this forum to see what other expats are doing in this wonderful city of Shanghai.

 

I discovered a lovely way of making friends. I give someone I am familiar with a hongbao (the red envelope with money in it) and then that person is suddenly super friendly toward me. This method is very helpful when I need to get things done, like getting someone to hang up my wet raincoat or tell the boss that I am in the bathroom when I am really taking a long lunch break. I gave a female colleague a large hongbao and she smiled nervously at me. Savoring to collect on that one!

 

Have any of you found this method useful? What other techniques have you employed?

3 years 20 weeks ago in  Money & Banking - China

 
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It's beyond belief how far the haters go. Sockpuppet accounts all over, totally debunked fake news etc.

Why do they hate so much?

The haters need to fuck off.

Why does Engteach hate Jews?

Why does ambi hate black Presidents?

Am I supposed to teach my daughter to hate people based on skin colour, race, religion?

If thats what you want me to do... then fuck you.

I want my daughter to be better than me.

She has a thousand mile head start on the right wing fucks who post on here.

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Thats pretty funny, I assume your trolling, give anyone from anywhere an envelope with money in it for no good reason and 9 times out of 10 you're making a new friend...no wait..10 times 10 you will.

 

I keep a pack  of smokes on me. Thats great way to meet people, mostly men though...Exchange a smoke with someone and that's a good way to get talking. Its cheaper then handing out money lol.

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You should try inviting them out to eat BBQ pork.

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Welcome to Shanghai. Be very careful with this website, some desperate leftover women are seeking for white foreign men to get married with especially men who already had children before!

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Engteach sock puppet.

I suspect Engteach has been given admin rights and is now creating work for himself.

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It's beyond belief how far the haters go. Sockpuppet accounts all over, totally debunked fake news etc.

Why do they hate so much?

The haters need to fuck off.

Why does Engteach hate Jews?

Why does ambi hate black Presidents?

Am I supposed to teach my daughter to hate people based on skin colour, race, religion?

If thats what you want me to do... then fuck you.

I want my daughter to be better than me.

She has a thousand mile head start on the right wing fucks who post on here.

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This is a reply to old mate scots above. [I'm still working towards that ecc raincoat for Mrs iWolf's friend].

 

Have you been posting on the sauce again mate?

 

Personally, I think you are chasing shadows. And a bit obsessed with left/right politics. The important thing to remember is that although they may disagree with you they are not wrong and you are not right. It is simply an opinion or in the case of your gun op, an obvious troll to get the gun enthusiasts excited so you can take a shot at them later because you believe they are wrong.

 

Embrace the differences in opinion. That is what makes a forum interesting. I love the (to my mind) out of the box ideas that members propose.

 

If we all subscribed to blind, bleeting leftardism or gung-ho right is our rightism that would only give us two points of view. Life's rich tapestry is filled with contradictions and shades of grey (not the shit movie). Extreme leftism is as bad as extreme rightism. But equally amusing for those of us in the cheap seats.

 

Why not judge each issue on its merits and the evidence available. Encouraging your daughter to be a critical thinker may give her a much better chance in life than simply following an arbitrary socio-political code.

 

I trust my rambling makes some sense. Chill out bro....and maybe think twice before beating up your keyboard whilst on the suds.

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