Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Don't give me a clock

When I was on a plane yesterday, I was browsing through a catalogue that sells mugs with a clock on it. I was thinking who will want such a least not Chinese. Clocks are very bad gifts for Chinese, because it means "I'm sending you to hell" or "I'm putting an end to your life."

This is a very important etiquette for those who do business with Chinese. If you ever send your business partner or a friend a clock, your relationship will probably just end right there.

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