Before I was ever a blogger, I was neck-deep in the world of business. And… Business took me to China a couple of times. Once to Guangzhou, and once to Shenzhen.
I took the following video on my first trip. While there, I wanted to have the real Chinese food experience. I told our host (and translator) to order me whatever he thought was delicious every time we went out to eat at any restaurant. Oh, I was there for two weeks.
I ate everything from deep-fried guppies to deep-fried eggs. Seemed everything was deep-fried, and none of it was covered in breading. Needless to say, by the end of two weeks I was running to bathrooms everywhere we went, and I could barely stomach another meal.
Our host picked-up on it, and on our last day there he offered to take me to a pizza place. Yes, I could handle that, and I gladly agreed. Pizza was… SAFE… for a guy who just needed something from back home, anyway.
It was the first place we went where the menu was (loosely) translated into English.
Very little of it looked like any pizza I had ever tried, but then I saw it… Hawaiian pizza. How could I go wrong with that?
Well, when they brought it out, I about cried. The top was moving as if it was alive. But you can watch the video for that.
Yeah, that’s real.
I uploaded it to YouTube and simply titled it “There is no safe food in China.” It was actually the very first video I ever put on my channel. I thought it was wildly entertaining.
Apparently there were many, many Chinese people (based on the majority of the comments) who disagreed.
I didn’t realize this until recently, when I was going through old videos and I saw that this video had… Wait for it…
Over 600,000 views.
And… 2,000+ dislikes!
I had no idea.
Go me! I really think it’s a record for the most disliked thing I’ve ever shared.
I’d quote some of the comments for you, but they are full of words I don’t feel like repeating. If you’re so inclined you can read them yourself.
I still laugh at the video.
I think it’s awesome.
It’s one of my favorite awesomely bad memories.
At this point, I just wanna see how hated my video can get. It’s kind of a badge of honor at this point.
And, yes. That tiny glimpse of a younger blonde guy in the video… That is me. Surprise! Did you know I’m a natural blonde? That’s another topic for another day.
Anyway, if you want, I found those fish flakes for you right here. Everyone else, feel free to give me a pat on the back for my achievement. It’s not easy to have such a high-traffic video that has far more dislikes than likes. Woot!
Dan Pearce | The Single Dad Laughing Blog