I could be arrested soon.
Police officer: Ms. S, what possessed you to tackle those two Chinese tourists like that?
Tash: Taiwanese… and anyway, I wasn’t attacking them, I just wanted to hug them.
Officer: Hug them?
Tash: Yes, hug them. I wanted them to be my friends.
Officer: :loco: … What were you thinking? You could have killed them, look at the size of you and look at them, they’re tiny!
Tash: bows big head in shame… tries to shrink and look tiny and innocent, but who are we kidding
Officer: Look at them! They’re so traumatized they will never come back to Croatia. And worse, what if they file a human rights complaint? If Brussels gets a whiff of this we’ll never be admitted into the EU. At this rate, Kazakhstan will be in before us! And it will be all your fault!
This scenario is quite likely to happen one of these days. It’s because I feel I can’t help myself. Whenever I see tourists that look like they could be Taiwanese I feel an urge to approach them and tell them I’ve missed them. Possibly hug them.
So, I’m here for some advice on how to avoid getting arrested. And to pose the ultimate morality question:
We complain about it so much when they do it to us, isn’t it hypocritical if we do it to them?
(in case it’s not clear, by “it” I mean approaching foreigners out of curiosity, to practice English, etc… which I never minded, btw, but in this case I assume collective responsibility.)
And if you think it’s ok to approach them, how would you do it?