It Sucks To Be A Chinese Citizen


The Chinese have come up with a way to make people pay to sit on a park bench. A meter is attached to the bench as are short metal spikes. Drop your change and the spikes retract, time's up and the spikes deploy. They are not long or sharp enough to do harm, just enought to make sitting uncomfortable.
     Posted By: patty - Tue Aug 17, 2010
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and to think, i was pissed when they raised the rates on the parking meters downtown.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/17/10 at 09:37 AM
So how do they stop you putting a magazine or newspaper down over the spikes and sitting on that?
Posted by Dumbfounded on 08/17/10 at 09:39 AM
dunno dumbfounded.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/17/10 at 10:07 AM
They look awfully long to me and I bet if you sat down hard enough they would break the skin, too. The Chinese always come up with the best torture devices!
Posted by Nethie on 08/17/10 at 10:38 AM
Somehow, making a profit from a rent-a-seat in a park doesn't strike me as good Communism.

BTW, Patty, next time you go to a city council meeting find out if the parking meters are, actually, paying for themselves or are they costing money to operate.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/17/10 at 10:45 AM
in some places you have to insert coin(s) to get a prick!
mario, what is funny about your computer not finding the link? :cheese:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/17/10 at 06:44 PM
I'd've thought patty would be over there, willing the coins to run out quicker!
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 08/17/10 at 07:08 PM
i prefer one big one scot, not a bunch of little ones. oh, and i have never had to pay for the privlige either honey. 😉
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/17/10 at 08:22 PM
they mention that in the article. how the chinese took something that was a social commentary art project and made it real.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/17/10 at 11:32 PM
it may well be bs mario. i have googled it to see more about it aand there seem to be claims of them being in other places and claims on tech sites that you can buy them, but no place revealed to order them. sounds like an urban ledgend to me, but still a fun post for WU. here's a link to one of the tech sites.
http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/pay-sit-the-private-bench-16-07-2010/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+geeky-gadgets+(Geeky+Gadgets)
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/18/10 at 09:57 AM
ooo baby, sounds like it would be worth the trip! :wow:
mario i just do my thing and enjoy the responses. i love all you guys and enjoy your opinions and humor.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/18/10 at 07:55 PM
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