[quote=“reddoll”][quote=“redwagon”]I sense that reddoll’s next thread is going to be in Cars & Motorcycles asking where he can get slashed tires and seat covers replaced.
Are you really sure it was a good idea to make this minor issue a racial problem? Taiwanese vs. Foreigners in a match of sneakiness, vandalism and legal manoevering. Don’t take it the wrong way, but my money is on your neighbors winning this one. Get ready for your life to made even more miserable than it already is by the combined forces of your freshly insulted neighbors with the assistance and tacit approval of your own security guards.[/quote]
Not at all my intention. It was the guards who made it into a “wo-men” vs. “ni-men” issue. So, I merely responded in the same language. I’m sure it had no effect, and was taken at face value about what “we Westerners” actually appreciate.
I’m not going to escalate this, and there is a security camera trained on the guy’s apartment and car, so while revenge seems like a fun idea, I’d be the loser, for sure.
It is simply another example of behaviour that just boggles my mind. Petty, sneaky behaviour condoned by virtue of the fact that I don’t share the guards/neighbour’s race.[/quote]
Reddoll, I really recommend turning the tables on him. Paint the guard into a corner. If you give him something like beer (and do so apparently genuinely), then he’ll be too embarassed to take sides against you. Hey, when in Rome, my friend… I think you’ll find the results surprising. The psychology (and manipulating it) is more simple than you think. Homogeneity in that society makes things even more predictable.