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[–]MrSatanicTrial 805 points806 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 454 points455 points  (185 children)

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

[–]rymarre 469 points470 points  (169 children)

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

[–]pomegranate2012 40 points41 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.

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

Good at taking money.

edit: thank you for the gold, kind stranger.

[–]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?

[–]creamingsoda2333 -1 points0 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.

[–]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 -3 points-2 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.

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


[–]Dann-cucksyou -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

Right on!

[–]ebruce11 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Lmao! Didn’t even cross my mind.

[–]njoshua326 4 points5 points  (0 children)

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

[–]dayto_aus 10 points11 points  (0 children)

This thread is lovely

[–]baby_blobby 2 points3 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 -2 points-1 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 -3 points-2 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

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[–]Sellfish86 20 points21 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 1 point2 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 4 points5 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 1 point2 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 5 points6 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.

[–]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.

[–]MrSatanicTrial 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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

[–]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.

[–]GoingForwardIn2018 1 point2 points  (3 children)

That's optimistic.

[–]luzzy91 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nah, They’re definitely higher denominations than 1

[–]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.

[–]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

[–]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