Weird work experience

I was invited by a vendor at Microsoft to come sit in during an "English corner"… Anyway, it ended up that most of it was led by this American college guy that worked for the vendor that’s been in the country for about 6 months…  The purpose was to help the Chinese vendors practice speaking English. The topic was fast food…  He ended up doing most of the talking…  He opened up his favorite fast food website (Taco Bell), then his facebook page that showed thousands of partying pictures.  Then a surreal thing happened…..  He started talking about how in America, Chinese restaurants are the only ones open during Christmas.  Then he went to youtube and found the "Christmas Story" clip of the Chinese restaurant scene where the restaurant workers are singing "Fa ra ra ra".  To an office FULL OF NATIVE CHINESE PEOPLE!
I was a bit shocked… It’s like if I walked into the Microsoft office in Nigeria, and showed a clip of blackface from the 1920’s, then busted up laughing…
Luckily, the Chinese people are a restrained people and kept their Kung Fu in check.   They at least have the decency to save their mockery of this joker until he was out of the room. 
I talked to him afterwards and told him that, that was a bit out there to show that to a room full of Chinese people.  His response was that they love it… (In my recollection, there was no laughter… )  This vendor company may need cultural sensitivity training more than English training…
Also, we got talking about Mexican Food.  One Chinese girl squinted her face and asked, "Is it true that they eat insects?"  Both the American guy and I were stumped.  The only thing that I could think was maybe the worm that they put in the bottom of Tequila sometimes… I did mention that much of the Olympic coverage of Chinese food was about eating scorpions and spiders on a stick… They all agreed that nobody eats that… (Apparently, except Mexicans… )  It did feel a bit as if the irony was lost…
 
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