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You recently landed a new job in Hong Kong and went out last night to celebrate. You wake up to the sound of your alarm...you're late!
You wake up slowly to the sound of your alarm. Instantly, you realise that you are late for your meeting.
Oh no! I can't believe I overslept!
You throw your clothes on and run to the taxi, you can’t be late.
Hi there, please could you take me
to the business district, I'm late!
You arrive at the business district and go to shake the hand of the driver.
Thank you so much, have a good day!
*You run through the business park and up the stairs, bursting into the meeting room to see that nobody is there, apart from your CEO.
Excuse me, what are you doing here?
Where is everybody?
What do you mean?
Have I got the wrong room?
Not at all! This is the right room, just the wrong day. Happy Lunar New Year!
Oh! Well, I guess I'll see you tomorrow then! Happy New Year.
Post activity discussion questions:
Q1: Why do you think punctuality is important in Chinese culture?
Q2: What does punctuality represent in your own culture?
Q3: What extra effort might be needed to be more punctual?