Service in Shanghai

One of my resolutions for the New Year was to stop eating in Shanghai restaurants that offer a lousy service.

I voiced this ambition to W. and she responded by saying.

“We won’t have anywhere to go after this year”

Actually my resolution has a wider scope. To stop buying anything from any place that is sub standard and doesn’t show any interest in receiving money from me. Like the small cigarette shop next to our building.

I ask for a specific brand of cigarettes, the guy looks up from his magazine and says with a grin, Mei you (We don’t have) , and continues to read. He lost my business but I am sure he doesn’t care at all.

I prefer walking a bit further to another shop. I ask for a certain brand, they say, Mei you, but the sales woman adds. “But, we have this one, which is similar” and she smiles.

I am a sucker for a smile and service but in a country where thanking for a service often results with an embarrassed smile and a mumbled, “Your welcome”, there is still some space to improve. It seems seller don’t expect a thank you.

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2 Responses to “Service in Shanghai”

  1. New Bins in Shanghai | Shanghai China | Snippets & Views
    June 15th, 2006 07:33

    In those almost 2 years I have been mildy frustrated with service, bemused over the way traffic behaves and amused about the image Shanghai tries to display to the outside world regarding laundry hanging outside. I have been a lot more probably but I don’t want to bore the reader to death. …

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    March 21st, 2012 15:45

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