Monday, April 20, 2009

*4/20 8:44 P.M. - Post now updated with picture!*

Yesterday I got home from work early, but I left my messenger bag at work. So without my keys, I was forced to sit in outside in the courtyard and wait for my apartment-mate to come home. Now I had about an hour or so to kill before my coworkers would come back. I decided to sit on a bench just people-watch the housewives and their children walking around.

I'm sitting and I notice this cute little boy hobbling down the path. I look down at his pants...

"Is that...a crotch hole? What the hell!?"

There was a big hole in the crotch of his pants. We're talking full frontal nudity here. [I'm dead serious.]

I quickly diverted my eyes away and noticed a mother and child squatting awkardly. The mother was squatting over a drain and the child was sitting on her lap. I'm staring at them trying to figure out what's going on. And right then a golden stream gushes out into the drain.

The crotch hole allows kids to easily pee in public.

Now obviously we're talking about really young kids. Still slightly distrubing though. There aren't a lot of public restrooms here, so I guess when young children gotta go, they just go.

That's not even the craziest thing I've seen. During my first month in China, I saw a mother helping her child take a shit ... in public ... in the street. And then after he finished, she wiped for him. Now that was mind blowing.

And in case you don't believe me, here's the picture proof. I caught this yesterday at Guangzhou as I was coming out of a metro station:


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