Date
21 September 2017
Chinese tourists reach out for a plate of lychees at the poolside bar of a hotel in Vietnam. Photo: YouTube
Chinese tourists reach out for a plate of lychees at the poolside bar of a hotel in Vietnam. Photo: YouTube

Chinese tourists empty fruit plate in six seconds flat

Just a few days after a shrimp feeding frenzy at a buffet restaurant in Thailand hit the news, another episode of misbehavior by a group of mainland Chinese tourists was captured on video and has gone viral since. 

The 27-second video clip was recorded at the poolside bar of a hotel in Vietnam, Stand News reports, although the date and other details of the incident were not available.

It shows a group of Chinese tourists jostling each other with their hands out, hoping to be the first to get to a bunch of lychees about to be distributed by a waitress in blue T-shirt. 

The waitress, however, cannot do her job because everyone is closing in on her, apparently worried that nothing will be left.

So the waitress, irritated by all the shoving and shouting, decides to put the plate on the table and leaves.

The tourists swarm on the plate of lychees, and in six seconds flat, it is wiped out.

Many of the netizens who viewed the footage, while embarrassed by the shameful behavior of their compatriots, wondered if anything could be done about it.

Government officials have threatened to blacklist tourists who behave improperly abroad, but it seems their warning has fallen on deaf ears.

Just days ago, a video clip that also went viral showed tourists using their plates to shovel prawns at a buffet table in Thailand, and then leaving much of the food on their plates.

“This is what happens when you feed pigs,” says one. Another says the tourists’ behavior provides entertainment to Westerners.

If only this were a parlor game … 

Alas, there are no prizes to be won, but shame.

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