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Q: What do you do if a stranger asks for directions in China?

What do you do walk away, answer politely, ignore what they are asking you or anything else not mentioned?

7 years 40 weeks ago in  General  - Beijing

 
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It will mostlt depends on the "mode" of the questions asked. 
If a stranger greeted me and asked for directions in a polite way, I will be inclined to reply and help as much as I can, short of me incurring in any expenses.
But if the stranger yells at me, "Hey, you dude, where is this or that place?" I will look at him, smile, and reply in another language "Sorry, no English".  Or if they are behaving noisely and in an obnoxious way, I will steer myself away from them.

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This is stupid question of the day. I answer. Either I tell them how to get there and if I don't know, then I tell them that. If it is anyone looking like you, then I would give them directions to the worst part of town and hope they get mugged.

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A Chinese person wouldn't ask a foreigner for directions (and if they did the foreigner probably couldn't understand).

A foreigner asking another foreigner for directions is the blind leading the blind.  I don't know where anything is.

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If I know the answer, point him/her in the right direction.

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Sodomy.

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Chances are they will ask me in Chinese, and I will have no idea what they are saying. So no, I usually don't give directions.

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Well of course the answer is to just point in a single direction and tell them to go that way (or that's the answer when I ask an local that either doesn't know or doesn't care).  But it try to at least help the best I can when I'm actually asked.

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