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Adult diaper sales soar in China

January 24, 2006

 

SHANGHAI, China --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.

 

In Foshan, a southern industrial city with a large migrant population, supermarkets report diaper sales have risen 50 percent since the main travel season began on Jan. 14, the papers said.

 

The problem arises from the need to sell twice as many tickets as there are train seats to accommodate the crush of travelers. Those without seats must find some place -- any place -- to put themselves, including in overhead racks, between cars, and in the usually stinking toilets.

 

Just purchasing a ticket can mean lining up for hours.

 

Chinese will this year make around 2 billion plane, train, ship and automobile journeys during the 40 days around the holiday, which this year falls on Jan. 29. Trains carry around 4 million people per day over the period.

 

"The deep seated concept of a reunion with families ... prompts people to repeat the journeys, even though they know clearly how difficult the journeys are," psychologist Pan Hong was quoted as telling China Daily.

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i find they work great in bars too. never lose your stool.

 

:D

 

wow, that sounded bad.

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i find they work great in bars too.  never lose your stool.

 

:D

 

wow, that sounded bad.

 

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How do you get four ghey men on a bar stool?

 

Turn it upside down.

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i find they work great in bars too.  never lose your stool.

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Which one?

 

:rimshot:

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Do you guys have these Falun Gong people all over the place? I'm in NYC and they sit on the sidewalk in cages, sometimes bound and gagged. Apparrantly the Chinese gov't bans the practice of Falun Gong and tortures those who practice it. It's quite shocking (even in NYC) to see bloody, gagged Chinese women sitting in cages with people handing out flyers.

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How do you get four ghey men on a bar stool?

 

Turn it upside down.

 

1288321[/snapback]

 

 

 

:D:D:D:D:D

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Do you guys have these Falun Gong people all over the place? I'm in NYC and they sit on the sidewalk in cages, sometimes bound and gagged. Apparrantly the Chinese gov't bans the practice of Falun Gong and tortures those who practice it. It's quite shocking (even in NYC) to see bloody, gagged Chinese women sitting in cages with people handing out flyers.

 

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Yep. I see them in the city all the time

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