Saturday, October 5, 2013

Human Nature on a Road in Zhuhai

"Luck" had it today that while walking through a residential area in Zhuhai, China, I saw something relevant to a point I made yesterday about public urination in China:

women helping a child urinate on a road in Nanping, Zhuhai, China

Yes, a child urinating into a subway trash can in Hong Kong is unusual. But elsewhere in China, someone helping a child urinate* in public as seen above is not. Sometimes the event is kicked off by the adult making a windy whistling sound which can supposedly cause a desire to urinate. I would be interested to know if there are any empirical studies on the effectiveness of the technique.

I only took the photo because of its relevance to the recent post. I do not plan to make this topic a regular theme here. Maybe that will bring you some relief.

* No, I don't believe all the liquid on the ground is from the child. I suspect much of it is from a nearby drainage pipe possibly connected to a washing machine or sink.

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