My sister shared this on Facebook, and I am re-sharing this to spread awareness.
What really annoyed me was a comment posted by one of her friends: “And I LIKE my fake green wasabi mixed with the soy sauce….”. Okay look, just because you like something, doesn’t mean that you should do it anyway. It’s the same logic as saying that you enjoy eating with chopsticks by dual-wielding the sticks in both your hands. You are not supposed to do it, and if it is witnessed by other people, you’re going to get fucked.
“Of course, if that person is eating at a high-class Chinese restaurant that way, he’s going to get fucked,” said another friend of mine. “But the location is important. If he wants to do that at home or in private, we cannot stop them.”
Again, this is a very poor argument. It’s the same, fuzzy logic as condoning others to commit crimes when nobody is looking. If you want other people to respect your own culture, the very least you can do is to respect their customs, even the seemingly insignificant ones such as sushi etiquette. I know that a lot of people won’t agree with me on this, but I stand by it very strongly.
Some interesting food for thought to think about (quite literally).