On Friday night I was at Nánlúogǔxiàng (南锣鼓巷), when the following conversation took place -
The scene: Me, standing around idly playing a game on my iPhone waiting for some friends to finish browsing in the jewelry store, watching the people strolling past.
Chinese guy (very drunk): Ha-looooooooo! Me (looking up): ? Chinese guy (getting closer): Ha-loooooooooo! Me: Ha-looo? Chinese guy (still drunk): Do... you ... uh ... speak ... Chi-neese? Me: Yes. Chinese guy (pointing): 啊太好啦！麻烦你告诉我那边是南边还是北边？ Me: 南边。那边是北边。 Chinese guy: 哈哈哈！我知道了，必须告诉我的女朋友！ Me (smiling) Chinese guy: Thaaaaannnnk .... you! (runs off)
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