I can’t read Chinese characters other than a few numbers and days of the week. With some English words thrown in and pictures I can usually get the gist of the meaning. At this time of year there are public service announcements everywhere… on flyers, on loud speakers in the metro, at the shops and even at apartment complexes. For major holidays where lots of people are travelling reminders of being kind and orderly are spouted constantly. Let people leave the subway before pushing on, watch your personal belongings… and then there was this sign I saw attached to the bulletin board outside the elevator in my building. What do you think it means?
I can only guess but after dodging ‘landmines’ and seeing animals and people, usually children,but not always going on the road, or balancing over trash cans to do their business I think I have a pretty good idea. Don’t ever assume that water on the sidewalk is water! I can only presume it is such public service reminder that either you should clean it up, so others don’t tramp on it, or don’t go on the street! It is official. It has a chop (stamp) to show it is important. All I can say it made me giggle and I thought I have to get a photo of this for the blog! This is the silly things that make China so unique and different. Maybe I am totally missing the point, but it still makes me laugh out loud.
What is a silly, unusual or unique thing you saw or heard today?
Heading back to Canada next weekend for Chinese New Year, so I may not get a chance to post until Monday or Tuesday. Stay tuned…