So I decided to try the “feed them complete bullshit” suggestion when approached by complete strangers and asked for personal or legal documentation.
Yesterday morn grabbing breakfast while chatting with my friend a stranger saunters up and sits behind us to evesdrop on our conversation, after 5 mins or so he just interupts with a series of half demand/questions.
Hey you, Teacher! Do you have Taiwan legal ?
where are you from?
Where is that?
close to Walla walla.
What state is it in?
A very sad state of affairs, they closed the fatboys burger shop.
What country are you from?
you mean now?
I am in Taiwan.
Looks at me starts to get angry.
I am asking you where did you come from!?
What country did you come from !?
You mean now?
No!.. where were you born?
At the hospital.
What is wrong with you?
My tummy hurts.
Starts to mutter and swear in mandarin about dirty wai guo ren and storms off!
When he gets to the door I say, “hey are you a cop?” he looks at me blank faced, “because you got the asshole rountine down!”