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Only in Vietnam #6 19 April 2010

Posted by uggclogs in Travelling, Vietnam.
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And this is why I should have known better than to engage in an all out social status conversation with a group of Vietnamese ladies:

An acquaintance I met here in Hanoi was telling me that him and his wife had been invited to a wedding outside of Hanoi, and as the only foreigners there, they were placed at the family table, together with the elderly matriarch of the family.

During the meal she is sizing them up, so the man tries to start a conversation with her. The standard Vietnamese conversational questions (how old are you, are you married, do you have children?) ensue, and to which he is politely replying truthfully his standard answers, including “yes, we are married,” and “No, we do not have children.”

She looks at them, and asks:

“How long have you been married?”

“Five years.”

“And no children?”

“Not yet.”

She proceeds to point to his crotch and proclaim loudly;

“Is it broken?!”



1. lizeth - 23 April 2010

Great! And the world thinks we dutch people are straight forward???

2. HJK - 1 May 2010

Why was his crutch broken? Sure she wasn’t pointing at his crotch? πŸ™‚

uggclogs - 3 May 2010

My bad. πŸ™‚

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