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To Pee or Not to Pee? That is the question!
Pee pee, poo poo talks are dominating the interwebs here in Hong Kong these days!!
I figured it’s about time I join in on the conversation!
Most recently there was a video posted online of two parents from China who let their toddler pee into a diaper outside. This is one of many cases like this in the past couple of years.
This infuriates a lot of Hong Kongers, so of course they started filming and yelling at the parents for letting their child do this. This resulted in the Chinese father taking the memory card which contained pictures of his child and most likely her private parts.
Now I could attack the level of stupidity in this event from so many different angles.
I could discuss the poor decision making by these individual Chinese parents, or the absurdity of grabbing ahold of someone’s baby stroller and yelling in front of an innocent child.
But I’m going to come at this from a perspective that we can all probably relate to in our lives, because I’m assuming most of The Guest Room readers don’t find themselves in these pee fights too often.
What do we hope to achieve?
Is it the wish of Hong Kongers to have no more Chinese tourists?
That’s obviously not an option.
Here they come!
Do we want Chinese tourists to stop deficating all over the place?
Just imagine how many people are peeing in this picture?!
So, now that our goal is determined, is yelling and screaming at parents in front of their toddlers the best way to achieve these results?
Is going online and insulting all Chinese people calling them barbarians going to help our cause?
I can relate this to my 11 year marriage to Mrs.J. Sometimes we’ll be caught in a fight about something, which would sound ridiculous to anyone outside of the argument.
Sometimes we get so lost in these battles that we forget about reality. We forget that after the smoke has settled, we are going to continue on, back into our relationship, hopefully having solved the issue.
Mrs.J and I are getting better at this, but like anything, it’s still a work in progress.
And what’s the best way to solve the problem? Yell, scream and grab ahold of someone’s baby stroller? Video tape?
If I started video taping Mrs.J during one of our arguments, let’s just say, I don’t think that would go over very well!!
Baby peeing! Quick, grab your camera!!
Keeping your eye on the prize, which is resolution, is the most important thing. Let’s be logical!
So how do we solve these toilet troubles?
Forced diaper wearing for all Chinese tourists is probably out of the question.
Let me know what you think in the comments below!
Obviously Hong Kongers have bigger issues with China, but urine hitting the pavement seems to be the tipping point between being able to have a conversation and going insane.
Hopefully, cooler heads will prevail.
Have a great day and see you next week with a new Hong Kong quiz that I think you’ll enjoy!
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