Apart from the school experience, I found China to be beyond fascinating, and its people to be humble, warm and friendly once a relationship is established. Now that I am back in the UK I do hear the occasional flashback. That guttural, throaty, hacking exorcism of flehm seems to be haunting me. Each time I turn to see who was responsible, I find a mature Chinese man, who seems oblivious to my stare of indignation. Having only just tolerated this habit in China I feel within my rights to do my part to stamp out its importation to my home country. Does anyone else have the same reaction? How should I react? I would like to block it out and accept but that does not seem possible. I usually simply turn my head and stare with obvious disapproval. I wish my Mandarin was better, as it would not seem so potentially racist to say something.