Monday, April 09, 2007

Expectorations


One of my favorite aspects of Chinese culture is how spitting is completely acceptable. I saw this sign in the metro station near People's Square, but it comically doesn't deter anyone. Spitting here is:
1) loud
2) hearty
3) takes place in
a)cabs
b)the street
c)in homes
d)restaurants
e)at schools
f)anywhere else there's ground or a remotely flat surface
4)a daily occurrence

In general, the louder the better, and I haven't stepped in any yet, nor reached the point of analyzing the tangible outcomes of the spittage...

And FYI, the slurping rumors are true. There's an amazing noodle place around the corner and it's literally hard to hear things over all the yummy noises.