Oct 19, 2009

Toddler Urine and Patriotism.

Yesterday I got peed on at the grocery store.

I was standing in line in front of my cart and talking on the phone when I felt a steady stream of warm liquid hitting my shins. I looked down to see that I was standing in a puddle of yellow. I quickly looked to my left to see a tiny toddler sitting in the front of the cart beside me. He was wearing Chinese "crack pants", pants that babies and children wear that have slits in the crotch so that the children can squat on the side of the road (or anywhere for that matter) and relieve themselves. The child's little wee wee was spraying all over me in the grocery check-out line.

What kills me is that the mother didn't even say sorry or acknowledge that it was disgusting and embarrassing. I was just stunned. I pulled out of the line and hung up my phone call and contemplated just leaving, but I had spent an hour there and really needed bunny food so I pulled my cart into another line and tried not to count the seconds that the baby pee was seeping into my legs. It took me about 45 minutes to get home via public bus.

The new catch phrase in this country is that, "Ch.ina is becoming more powerful" because of the national holiday, global crisis, economic woes in the US, etc, the Chin.ese think that they are the up and coming society. Which frankly, scares the crap out of me since I am getting spit on in the street and peed on in the grocery store.

...here is a little article from the satirical newspaper The Onion...

enjoy, with a grain of salt, a say a little pra.yer of patience for me...


1 comment:

.elle.b. said...

Sooooooooo sick. I hope you took the longest, hottest shower ever. Just remember to teach your kids to say sorry when they pee on strangers in the grocery store.