The root of the problem no doubt lies in their inability to apply their usual coping strategy when visiting a foreign country, i.e raping the women and torturing and bayoneting the men and children. I don't recall hearing stories of them having to be repatriated from Nanking or Singapore because of culture shock.
quote: An encounter with a rude taxi driver, or a Parisian waiter who shouts at customers who cannot speak fluent French, might be laughed off by those from other Western cultures.
i might just take a trip over there now ( i have been avoiding the french like the plague), if some arrogant french waiter started gobbing off at me, i'm afraid i'd have no other recourse than to smash his head into my table several times!!