Missing Lilo & Stitch footage: How NOT to Behave on Vacation

by V. Buritsch-Tompkins

On Tumblr, Itsagifnotagif posted a missing scene from Lilo and Stitch.  Maybe it was the pacing, maybe it was where it was in the movie, maybe it was any number of logistical reasons.  The reality is, it was cut, but is a reminder of the rudeness that people face every day in tourist-heavy “destinations”.

The last few frames are absolutely heartbreaking.

When you visit someone else’s hometown, the very LEAST you can do is be polite.  Lilo makes it sound like she deals with this once a week.  Once a month.  Even twice a year probably feels like it’s too much.  Microagressions can build their way into people’s hearts (in both directions), and it creates things like separate subway trains for noisy passengers, and booklets on “how to behave” by tourism committees.

If you want to know how to avoid being a rude tourist, let’s have some resources.

How about a list of 8 things to avoid ticking people off with, when traveling abroad?

Or a well-explained article about a Kyoto infographic on how to behave in Japan… with some of the pictures being obvious common courtesy.

A suggestion guide specific to Paris, because who DOESN’T want to see the Eiffel Tower at least once.

 

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