Adult Diapers All The Rage Among Chinese Travellers

On the other hand, maybe the Chinese should be censored.

Alongside food and fire crackers, Chinese are adding a new item to their lunar New Year shopping: Adult diapers. Sales have soared ahead of the holiday as travelers prepare for long trips home aboard trains so crowded that even the toilets are jammed with people, newspapers said Tuesday.

Maybe Google’s actually got the right idea here. Do we really want to encourage the free exchange of ideas with a people who would find soiling themselves, then sitting around in their own filth for a twenty hour train ride, preferable to just going in front of someone else? Or, hell, just sticking their ass out the window? Can you imagine being one of the few passengers with pride on that cattle car, packed in the middle of a thousand peasants happily stewing in their own feces? Remind us to link this story next time we complain about Amtrak. God bless America, baby.

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  1. jYopp says:

    Umm; Actually having ridden trains in China, I can easily see this as the least of several evils. People aren’t just doing this because they’re prudes. It’s illegal to do your business off the side, and the windows don’t open anyway.

    The bathrooms on these trains are horrible. It’s not a legitimate toilet, it’s like a steel bedpan embedded in the floor that leads into a pipe to the outside of the train. With the train rocking back and forth, they can be really difficult to use, especially for your more serious business. Once someone has used one — we’ll say, with less than adequate skill — the bathroom is rendered truly out-of-order until it is cleaned.

    The prospect of using an adult diaper and cleaning up a planned, self-made mess is a lot better than becoming embroiled in someone else’s mess when the train rounds a curve. I doubt people will be “stewing in their own feces” for very long before cleaning themselves up.

  2. Benko says:

    it’s still a disgusting notion

  3. Jillsy says:

    I’m sure they only use the diapers for Number 1.