The Tactic Noddy
- Look into eyes of victim at ALL TIMES while he / she / it is talking to you to make it seem like you're listening.
- Slowly nod at the end of every sentence and say things like "yeah i think so too" or "you're so right!"
- Remember to smile :))))
The Tactic Noddy works most effectively on spouses, mother-in-laws, irritating little kids etc.. etc...
so this guy just went on and on about his stuff and i just nodded and smiled at the end of his every sentence and said things like "oh..." and "hai lor..." and "mmhmmm"
David, who was sitting in the back seat (and understood and spoke fluent Cantonese) was laughing at me the whole time!!
when Ah Meng finally got to section 17, i had to direct him to the interiors of "Sup Chat Kui" which means section 17 in Cantonese.
here's how i gave him directions. i reached out my hand, pointed into the direction where he was supposed to turn and said "Li Dou" (which means "here" in Cantonese)
i did that for about 5 times until we reached the road where me house was on. I told Ah Meng that he could drop us off and we paid the taxi fare. Ah Meng was so pleased that he had someone to talk to that he gave us a discount of thirty cents. Talk about being a verbal prostitute... Well, cant blame taxi drivers la.. they sit in a car all day with nobody to talk to. After all, they're serving the public. :)
You should have seen David's face when we got out. The fella was laughing at me man . . . .
Oh well, just another funny incident. Will be a good story to tell my grandchildren. Just make sure they don't unleash Tactic Noddy on me or I'll go "toot toot" :P