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Funny or strange things Filipino staff have done or said to you

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11 hours ago, chaminade1964 said:

I was shopping at the religious store in Cebu SM. When I was paying for a Missal and a rosary, the clerk asked me if I was a priest. Of course, my answer was no, but I did explain to her that I am very religious and attend church often.

I had this happen to me on Guam in one of the local religious stores. I was buying a statue of St. Francis and the woman (older Filipina) asked if I was a priest. I answered no, but she game me the priest discount. Here exact words. "but you look like a priest...so I will give you the discount." Funny as heck. 

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In Cebuano, the word meaning "too much" is the same as the word meaning "very much". The locals hence struggle with that difference in English. I've heard all sorts of odd small mistakes due to that, e.g. that you are "too tall", "too white" etc.

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The girl in the store said"it's not tubig" when I ask for tubig, Water.

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 The funniest thing is the ATM located between Toledo and Balamban.  It is not your ordinary ATM but Automatic Tubig Machine.  

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2 minutes ago, USMC-Retired said:

 The funniest thing is the ATM located between Toledo and Balamban.  It is not your ordinary ATM but Automatic Tubig Machine.  

Liquid ATMs are pretty common down here.

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4 minutes ago, shadow said:

Liquid ATMs are pretty common down here.

I see them all over here

there are 2 within 300 meters of my house

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