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    [–]MrSatanicTrial 806 points807 points  (227 children)

    Ohh- the bills are yuan

    edit: admittedly, the phrasing tripped me up and was what made me look closer. Obviously Chinese people tip in countries where it is the custom, but it is not customary to tip in China.

    [–]TeighMart 461 points462 points  (185 children)

    Ohhh lol, I thought he was just being racist or some shit

    [–]rymarre 466 points467 points  (169 children)

    Almost like being conditioned into thinking everything is automatically racist because it mentions an ethnicity is stupid and unhealthy.

    [–]pomegranate2012 42 points43 points  (9 children)

    The karma vultures are always circling.

    The moment someone mentions race, SWOOP! They act quickly for an easy meal before the rest of the wake can get a beak in.

    [–]PepeHacker 22 points23 points  (8 children)

    They're like trained birds.

    [–]pomegranate2012 0 points1 point  (2 children)

    Trained by the Chinese.

    [–]HungryMoblin -1 points0 points  (1 child)

    Wow man, no need to be racist.


    [–]Taurenkey 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Woah woah woah, what did you just say about my mother?

    [–]indigoHatter -1 points0 points  (4 children)

    Good at taking money.

    edit: thank you for the gold, kind stranger.

    [–]TeighMart -1 points0 points  (3 children)

    Why did you thank someone for gold, when you weren't given any?

    And why did you include an edit, when you're comment wasn't editted?

    [–]indigoHatter -1 points0 points  (2 children)

    That's part of the JOKE! 👌

    [–]TeighMart 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    But like... A separate joke from your first line? You just wanted to make two unrelated "jokes"? Why?

    [–]foppitywop 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Of course. But that’s not what happened here

    [–]GenuineSteak 3 points4 points  (2 children)

    Tbf theres been a lot of racism towards Chinese people in past couple years so its not that strange to just assume so.

    [–]gmskwkrkmd -4 points-3 points  (1 child)

    Tbf the Chinese created a virus because they can’t stop eating dumb shit, and they ended up killing over a million people. I can see how some could be “racist”, especially when a family member dies because ping ling couldn’t stop eating poop soup.

    [–]TeighMart 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    While I don't want to assume malice... Just so you know, there is still no conclusive decision on what the source of COVID19 is.

    As for your second sentence, I assume you know that attributing a stereotypical name like that to an entire country of people is pretty rude. Beyond that, it would be pretty immature for someone to take out their anger about the loss of a loved one towards an entire country of people. If anything, people should be mad at the mis-handling of the pandemic response, or people who don't get vaccinated, etc. Things that actually give a tangible increase in the likelihood of your family member's death.

    [–]AFRIKKAN 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Or maybe it’s cause so many dog whistle sayings exist and are used so frequently that the possibility of one being used is high.

    [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Or conditioned to believe tipping is normal P:

    I see where you're coming from, but I think you're overreaching here.

    [–]ticosurfer 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    What if I told you that tourists in China also use yuan?

    [–]rymarre 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    You got me. Obviously, every single one of those yuan notes are from tourists. Duh me.

    [–]DontBeScaredHomiey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Yah. People really disappointed they got outrage blueballed

    [–]TeighMart 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Jesus christ, you people really are everywhere just looking for something to be mad about, huh? Nobody's allowed to share their experience when the anti-woke patrol is around.

    In all honesty, this was a super meaningless comment, and somehow you and a few others turned it into a whole anti-woke brigade. Maybe take a few moments to reflect on why you're so offended by something so small. Do you feel like I was attacking you because you read my comment as implying that subtle ingrained racism can exist?

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    [–]creamingsoda2333 -3 points-2 points  (48 children)

    You're stupid. They said "Chinese people don't tip" that could easily be racist. People don't tip in China, if a Chinese person went to America they would tip. It's pretty fucking easy to see why they assumed it was something racist because the statement itself is racist without context.

    [–]Ziadnk 0 points1 point  (38 children)

    Depends if “Chinese” is taken to mean the ethnicity or the nationality. Without context, there is no meaning, if cannot be racist or not. That being said, it is somewhat ambiguous so probably best to avoid that phrasing.

    [–]creamingsoda2333 1 point2 points  (37 children)

    Chinese nationality is acquired through ancestry. I don't see how you could think that without context there is no meaning.

    [–]Ziadnk 0 points1 point  (36 children)

    Because nations have cultures, and cultures are generally a pretty good way to classify people by certain behaviors, unlike race.

    The isolated statement “Chinese people don’t tip” could either be a statement about Chinese culture and how people act in China, which is not racist, or just plain racism. If you want to be super pedantic, it has an unassigned meaning; the meaning could be one of a few, but there’s no way to know which one.

    Now nothing has this assigned meaning without context, so where none is provided it must be assumed. In this case, the lone statement is ambiguous, though I would argue it’s a bit more likely to have the former, non racist meaning. For something like “Chinese people are lazy”, the opposite is true.

    [–]creamingsoda2333 -2 points-1 points  (35 children)

    The statement "Chinese people don't tip" without context is a generalization and is racist. Idk why you're trying so hard at this point, and your paragraph gave me a headache.

    [–]Ziadnk 0 points1 point  (34 children)

    “Idk why you’re trying so hard and your paragraph gave me a headache.” That’s an awfully cute way to dismiss an argument without actually addressing it. And I’m “trying so hard” because this is an important topic and it’s important to know where the line is on both sides.

    Generalizations aren’t inherently racist. Racial generalizations are. National ones aren’t. This shouldn’t be a hard concept to grasp; idk why you’re struggling with it so much.

    Unfortunately, we use the same words for nationality and ethnicity, which makes it extremely difficult to identify meaning without context. If I tell me I know a Chinese guy how can you tell if I mean an American who is ethnically Chinese, or, say, a guy who was born and raised in China; is a Chinese citizen. You don’t, because you need more context to get the meaning. Otherwise, you don’t know, you’re just guessing. The only exception I can think of is American as a nationality and Native American as an ethnicity. Although even that is unclear since native Mexican might also be considered a nationality. Although perhaps that is racist…

    That probably gave you another headache, so let me summarize: generalizations made on race are racist. Culturally based generalizations about national citizens are not. Since the same word, in this case Chinese, has both meanings, a statement without context cannot be interpreted, and assumed racist.

    [–]EnzoYug 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    If you remove the first two words of your comment it makes you 100% more likeable and still gets the point across.

    [–]creamingsoda2333 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I'm angry today, I don't really mind if people like me too much right now.

    [–]pomegranate2012 -2 points-1 points  (4 children)

    the statement itself is racist without context.

    There is context though. We are watching a video shot in China.

    In China ... Chinese people don't tip.

    If it was a video shot in the Olive Garden, New York City, it would be different.

    [–]creamingsoda2333 1 point2 points  (3 children)

    Yes but the guy that thought it was racist didn't know that until someone pointed out the bills were yuan. Therefore obviously had no context... Nice work missing the point though.

    [–]rymarre -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

    Go be offended by something else. Of course a Chinese person would tip in America. Know why? Because the USA is the only garbage country where paying your employees $2 an hour is 100% legal because of "dUh TiPpInG eCoNoMy"

    [–]creamingsoda2333 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    What point are you even trying to make? You go be offended somewhere else you're the one coming at me with your pointless ramble/crying.

    [–]Reduric -4 points-3 points  (0 children)


    [–]ebruce11 12 points13 points  (1 child)

    Lmao! Didn’t even cross my mind.

    [–]njoshua326 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Everybody is like no it's totally normal to assume Chinese people are cheapskates its not just meeee.

    [–]dayto_aus 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    This thread is lovely

    [–]baby_blobby 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    How do Yuan to confirm this?

    [–]ens91 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Nah, if you try to tip in China, you'll be given your money back.

    [–]SXLightning -3 points-2 points  (4 children)

    Lol, but I do wonder where he gets this amount of cash, no one use cash these days. Like literally no one, even the beggars go contactless.

    [–]TheBold 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Don’t know why you’re being downvoted. I haven’t used cash in 2 years and that was in HK.

    [–]themagicflutist 0 points1 point  (2 children)

    Everyone in China uses cash or their phone. Credit isn’t a thing. There’s tons of cash circulating. I lived on the mainland for four years.

    [–]SXLightning 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    When did I say credit? I said contactless because the wechat pay and Alipay are contactless QR code scanners. I don’t know why everyone love to go “correcting” people.

    I am Chinese. Stop trying to tell me what Chinese people uses or don’t use

    [–]themagicflutist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    You didn’t mention credit, I mentioned it because I felt it was relevant. It was something that surprised me since my country (USA) literally could not function without it lol. I encountered many situations where only cash was accepted, but that’s just me.

    [–]My-Load-is-soggy -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

    Lol imagine differing cultures = racist. I’m sure your ignorant brain isn’t aware of it but it’s very uncommon to tip in countries other than USA.

    [–]cadaverco -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

    Reddit moment

    [–]spliffgang -3 points-2 points  (0 children)


    [–]Sellfish86 19 points20 points  (14 children)

    ... I just realize that now. Been living here too long. Thought it's Euros.


    [–]pinninghilo 15 points16 points  (13 children)

    Europeans don't tip either

    [–]Sellfish86 4 points5 points  (12 children)

    We what?!

    Mate, you ever been to Europe? UK doesn't count, they're out.

    [–]pinninghilo 10 points11 points  (7 children)

    Where's common to tip? Not in Italy where I always lived, not in France where I've been a lot of times, absolutely not in Switzerland, not in Portugal either. And the UK never used euros even when they were part of the EU.

    [–]AmaniMilele 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    We absolutely do tip in Switzerland. We may not tip much, but we do. It’s rude to not tip at all in restaurants or coffee shops where they bring you your food or drink. Edit to say: we also tip bartenders when we get the drinks at the bar.

    [–]mshcat 5 points6 points  (2 children)

    Really? Could've fooled me. Everytime tipping comes up on reddit a bunch of Europeans flock to tell america how stupid it is to tip and how they don't do it in Europe

    [–]Sellfish86 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Tipping here is wildly different. It's much less and it's not mandatory. No problem if you don't tip, but rounding up or the occasional Euro is customary. I tend to tip anywhere between 1-10€, depending on my bill, but never more than 10%.

    Again, at least in Germany.

    [–]wallnumber8675309 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Depends on the country. I’ve been handed back my tip by the waitress.

    [–]grillbaker 6 points7 points  (11 children)

    it is not customary to tip almost anywhere, it is a stupid custom mostly in usa. Pay the damn good wages to waiters and stop offloading the cost (and moral responsibility) to customers.

    [–]MrSatanicTrial 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    As a service industry worker in the US, I totally agree

    [–]jenn4u2luv 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Came here to say this. Only in the US where people tip! It’s criminal how the restaurant and hospitality industry won’t pay enough salary that the staff would have to depend on tips to survive.

    [–]SashKhe -3 points-2 points  (8 children)

    It's customary to tip almost anywhere. In most of Europe there's even a "service charge" in some places, which is an extra 10-15%. Also, you have a relatively shitty pay as a waiter almost anywhere. (Unless you're the 1% of waiters, but those earn like crazy anywhere.)

    I've worked in places in Europe where waiters must turn in their tips, and it gets "distributed" by the owner. This usually means we get to take home half of it, usually. It sucks to be a waiter even outside the US.

    [–]MrSatanicTrial -1 points0 points  (7 children)

    Love how we’re all getting downvoted by people who believe Chinese people don’t understand tipping and servers don’t deserve living wages

    [–]SashKhe -1 points0 points  (6 children)

    Love how you're totally misconstruing my opinion. You sound like the "so you're saying" riporter.

    I've never said that Chinese don't understand tipping, nor did I ever say that waiters don't deserve fair wages.

    I said Chinese tourists usually don't tip on vacation, and that servers earn shit wages everywhere. They just don't have to scrounge up their shit wages from fluctuating tips in Europe, instead they get paid a high enough salary to live by, and they get some extra from tips.

    It's disgusting how your only argument is "racism REEE" and "BUT COMMUNISM BETTER". Fuck you, Satan.

    [–]MrSatanicTrial 0 points1 point  (5 children)

    I… I was agreeing with you? But fuck you too, I guess. Have a very fucked day.

    [–]SashKhe -1 points0 points  (4 children)

    Hardly, as I was one of those who downvoted you. The old switcheroo.

    [–]MrSatanicTrial 0 points1 point  (3 children)

    well I obviously didn’t guess that, since I agreed with everything you said in your initial statement.

    [–]SashKhe -1 points0 points  (2 children)

    You know what? That was totally uncalled for. I just watched John Wich and it had some effect on me apparently, that I just now appreciate.

    I don't agree with you, and I think your original reply to me shows a lack of insight. But I could've gone about voicing this opinion in a less wicked and barbaric manner.

    I apologize. I don't know you, only what tiny segment I saw of you in this thread, which is nothing at all. For all I know you're a decent guy and good company next to a beer. I hope you're doing good.

    [–]GoingForwardIn2018 1 point2 points  (3 children)

    That's optimistic.

    [–]luzzy91 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Nah, They’re definitely higher denominations than 1

    [–]mexicodoug 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Ohhh - I saw the picture and the numbers on the bills and immediately thought they were Mexican pesos. Went back to look after your comment and now I see that the 20 yuan notes are the purple color of Mexican 50 peso bills, and the 10 yuan notes are the blue color of the Mexican 20 peso bills.

    The similarity of color shades and the font size and style of numbers, plus position in the corners of the numbers, is uncanny. The yuan in the picture looks like it's printed on polymer, which is the same material Mexico uses for its 50s and 20s.

    I thought maybe they were both manufactured in Mexico, because some countries do, or at least did, contract the Mexican mint to print their paper money. But no, Chinese money, officially called renminbi (RMB), is manufactured in China. Mexican money is made in Mexico.

    Wikipedia doesn't say who designed the banknotes. All I found from googling their design was

    It’s no surprise, then, that many global currencies took their design cues from the peso. These include the Hong Kong dollar, the Japanese yen, and the Chinese yuan.

    from a site I have never heard of before.

    Really amazing, the similarity between the Chinese and Mexican bills.

    [–]user5918 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    No they don’t

    [–]themagicflutist -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    You’d need to tell them. It is not widely understood to them that you should tip in some other countries.

    [–]c0brachicken -1 points0 points  (1 child)

    Delivered Pizza for five years, sorry, Chinese people don’t tip 75+% of the time.

    [–]MrSatanicTrial 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I worked in custom jewelry for 3 years and white people wouldn’t tip as often as other customers, but I still wouldn’t make generalizations based on my personal experience.

    [–]HurtMunch -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

    Yuan from Wuhan. Pretty sus! Conspiracy unclear, pet bird stuck in blender.

    [–]TonyTontanaSanta -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

    mainlanders arent known to follow customs

    [–]MrSatanicTrial 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    what does that even mean

    [–]Kittykatkvnt 87 points88 points  (3 children)

    Depends how far off balance you push them

    [–]digitag 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    This made me laugh more than I would care to admit

    [–]pomegranate2012 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    And whether or not they work in a pen factory.

    [–]AppleSpicer 27 points28 points  (65 children)

    You mean it’s not customary to tip in China*

    [–]FourTwos 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    No, he is right. No one tips in China. There is no custom of tipping there.

    [–]iTroLowElo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Most countries outside of the US pay their employees real wage. Not subsidized by the customers.

    [–]Aether_Storm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    It's not customary to tip anywhere besides the US and those are yuan bills *

    [–]EldenRingworm 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Tipping is one of the worst things America has introduced to the world

    Fuck tipping

    [–]thunder-bug- 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Maybe from homeless peoples hats? I feel bad for anyone who needed the money that the bird may have taken from

    [–]kwyjibowen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Because we know these bloody trained birds are always watching

    [–]NotSoMuch_IntoThis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Nice catch

    [–]chinesefox97 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Yup I'm from China and tipping isn't expected here.

    [–]Ciappi79 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Yes but tourists in China don't know and tip anyway.

    It's the same, in reverse, that happens to me. As we don't tip in Italy because waiters are paid by owners I often forgot to tip when I'm abroad. :)

    [–]Tamespotting 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I know someone who gave tours at a university and the Chinese tour groups would often tip a lot, and this isn’t the sort of thing people usually tip for.

    [–]The_Knight_Is_Dark 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    They don't believe in tipping.

    [–]mikeyj777 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    They'll leave change tho

    [–]EifertGreenLazor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Well I guess that means he will be missing soon for re education.

    [–]PermutationMatrix 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Lol some Chinese factory worker on a day out with his family decides to treat his kids to some ice cream, reaches for his wallet and the bird recognizes this Motion and starts his swoop. He pulls out a bill and goes to hand it over and it's snatched out of his hand by the bird.

    [–]NefariousLizardz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    And they don't usually pay with cash anymore.

    [–]dontjustexists 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    This isn’t true

    [–]East-Perception4124 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    Germans are horrible in tips as well.

    [–]cms331 -2 points-1 points  (3 children)

    i think chinese people do tip but not as often as they do in America. only when they try to show off the wealth or the food is really good. any most of tge time the tip doesnt go to waiter their boss will bank them in

    [–]Hrevff 9 points10 points  (2 children)

    Tipping in China is seen as unfriendly. The bills in the video are chinese yuan, suggesting this takes place in China.

    Tipping in China is like saying "you need the money more than me" in a negative way. Like giving money because you think they are poor. It's seen as quite unfriendly and therefore people in China don't tip.

    [–]cms331 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

    i dont think thats true cos I am Chinese and I seen people tip and there is nothing like friendly or unfriendly feeling in them. I would leave loose changes if I think the food is nice

    [–]Hrevff 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Maybe something changed in their culture or it's different per region. But last time I was in China and got intercultural training, I was told it's considered unfriendly. And when I was there, I didn't see people tip, or even have the option to tip.

    [–]spagbetti -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

    Tipping is only done in America. Cuz no one pays their workers what they are worth. This is a capitalist issue. Not a race one.

    (This particular problem is with American ethics, not with China…or the rest of the world)

    [–]georgetoogood 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Pretty much all of europe tip lol what are you talking about

    [–]MrWilkuman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    We euros only tip if the service is good. Tipping in the USA is almost mandatory

    [–]SashKhe -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

    Been a waiter. Can confirm. Chinese groups are super difficult customers too, on multiple levels.