I heard this one recently and it is a reminder that this is not Sydney, Auckland, Dubbo, Bluff nor Beirut.
But an acquaintance related a neat true story about attempting to hire locals for manual labouring type jobs. The lads roll up with machetes in hand for the interview. When challenged that this might be a little on the intimidating side (at last the interviewer is intimidated !), the lads claim that this is the local way to assert oneself at the job interview.
Similarly, it is not uncommon for a group of the lads to hover about making it abundantly clear that if you don’t employ someone from “our” village, we will burn your building down.
I must try the machete tactic once before I retire. Could only be once !!