Thursday, February 23, 2006

This Week's NATIONAL ETIQUETTE AWARD goes to.... Taiwan!

Taiwan- World Factbook

Government Information Office, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Taiwan Headlines

I hereby grant the National Etiquette Award to Taiwan, because it is the custom in that country to remove shoes when entering homes.

I read in the newspaper this week that criminals were being offered, as an alternative to fines, the punishment of having to play card games with elderly people. Apparently, the criminals learned respect this way. What a creative punishment!

You have to feel for the Taiwanese, having a powerful neighbor next door who refuses to acknowledge their right to determine their destiny. It is incredible to think of the high-minded arrogance of the Chinese government which threatens to go to war if Taiwan declares her independence. I almost hope that the Taiwanese do declare independence soon, so that the USA can take the Chinese government down a peg or two.

23 comments:

Palm boy said...

Haha, great. You'll watch us fight, as Taiwan sneaks out the backdoor on the wings of freedom.

Playing cards with old people is punishment? Must have some pretty darned good senior citizen card sharks. :D

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

PB, I can hardly wait.

God Bless

Redeemed said...

Looollllll...."having to play card games with elderly people", are you serious???

What do the eldery have to say about this??????

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I am sure their participation is voluntary, Sarah.

Maybe they enjoy the undivided attention of some younger people.

God Bless

Matthew

Redeemed said...

Good point!

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Thanks, Sarah.

Redeemed said...

Is it me, or have our last comments to one another on this blog been:

- God point!
- Thanks, Sarah...

Haha, creatures of habit!

By the way I hope my extreme use of exclamation points don't make you dizzy, my brother says I should cut down on them.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Indeed.

I really do appreciate your visiting this blog. I think most people think it is rather trivial.

A teacher once told me exclamation marks are femminine and silly. She told me to avoid them completely. I do use them occasionally.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

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Redeemed said...

Well, I am a girl and just a bit silly, however, for my brother's sake I'll try to cut down on them a little.

I'll take it as "constructive criticism" (that was hard to spell).

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Sarah, you can use as many exclamation marks as you like. I just love reading your comments.

God Bless

Matthew

Redeemed said...

Thanks Matthew, I love reading all your posts!!!!

*Note that I used 4 exclamation marks*

Maybe it's the slippers talking, but I feel very comfortable visiting this blog!

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Sarah, thanks a lot. I am glad you feel comfortable here. But would you be so comfortable here if you were a Yank or an English lady who liked to trot about the house in stilettos?

God Bless

Matthew

Redeemed said...

haha, lol, I don't fell comfortable troting around anywhere in stilettos.

I like heals, yes, I like to look nice for work, and especially for God's house, but stilettos, yuck, just not my style. Way to perky for me.

I'm a no for stilettos, and for pointy-toe shoes!

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Not very good for your feet and even worse for floors and carpets.

God Bless

Matthew

Redeemed said...

Lol, I never thought about the floors and carpets.

I know it's not good for your feet and back. Plus, I just find especially those pointy-toes shoes to be hideous.

Dorothy said...

AHHHHH! Not another War! Not that i have a problem if the war is for a good purpose, but I have to hear another one of those liberal democrats slam this country and our president I am going to scream!

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Another war would not be good, especially against China, but the USA is not going to let the Chinese invade Taiwan.

God Bless

Matt

Consecrated said...

Stilettos and pointy shoes squish the toes. I like them to run loose. As you can see, I love bare feet (on condition they are clean and the nails are well groomed).

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Leila, as I can see? I cannot see you at all.

I go barefoot indoors in summer.

I have never gone barefoot outdoors much. That would be another good way to dirty the carpet.

Barefeet can cause some minor damage to carpets becuase of the acidic oils on your skin. Still, they are better than shoes. I would rather somebody went barefoot in my bedroom or home (when I have got one) than trample about in shoes.

Barefeet are almost always cleaner than people hands and certainly cleaner than the soles of shoes, unless they have been going barefoot outside.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

Consecrated said...

Are you asking for a picture of my feet? You don't want an eye sore posted on your blog, do you?

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Not particularly, though I am sure they are nice enougth. When I saw the term 'as you can see' I did wonder if you had posted a photograph.

I think I would be more interested to see your face than your feet.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

Redeemed said...

Lol, this is funny you guys!