Julianne and I eat here perhaps more often than we should but it’s literally the only truly western style food place within walking distance of our apartment–and when you’re jonesing for something western it’s hard to resist.
Luckily for us there is an English menu (laminated on a large poster they pull out from under the counter, lol) and most of the staff are friendly and helpful.
There are a few who do the ‘oh-shit-it’s-a-laowai-roll-their-eyes-and-look-frantically-for-a-place-to-hide-or-someone-else-to-do-their-job’ . . . and I usually grant their wish by moving to another line.
I’ve had a few cultural shock moments here. The first was when a man nearby just started spitting on the floor–yeah. The second was when a woman started spitting on the floor–YEAH! Wow . . .
It must be hard for the older generation Chinese people to adjust to modern day cultural norms and TABOOS. I say this because I don’t think there are many under-30 generations Chinese people who spit on the floor . . . inside a public restaurant. That being said, I have to say it might be that I just haven’t been around at the right–err–wrong time.
Julianne and I have also been shocked by some of the ethnic representations of kiddie toys of the week. African-Americans and the NAACP would raise holy hell if they saw some of the toys we’ve seen. I should have taken a few pics but I don’t think I had my camera with me when I saw them.
Anyways, the last thought I have to say about KFC is that they have a childrens’ area. I really have to wonder how well it is cleaned with the whole kiddie-split-pants-to-pee-and-poo phenomenon in China . . . and what must happen each time a kid goes down the slide.
Come to think of it, a new job title could be created at KFC’s across the country . . . Slide Streak Cleaner–ohhhhhhh!
I joke but it is something that merits consideration especially for the kids using those slides.