October 19, 2005

Reality Check: the Ferrari vs the plastic bag

Filed under: Uncategorized — Administrator @ 7:10 pm

Shanghai’s F1 Grand Prix was this past weekend which also meant Shanghai was swamped in a sea of Ferrari red…

Wow! I thought, Shanghai has come a long way in the past 10 years…or has it? Here is what I mean…

Sunday night I’m walk home from the gym and ripping down the street comes a cherry red Ferrari…screeetchh! The “machine” comes to a stop at the lights on the corner of Julu Lu and Shangxi Lu. I try not to look at it but I can’t help myself…

SMACK! While focusing on the Ferrari I run into a lady standing next to the Ferrari…but she isn’t looking at the Ferrari rather she has her hands in a public trash can tugging at the plastic bag…

…next thing I know she pulls the entire plastic bag out of the trash can and empties its contents on the ground…I’m thinking she is going fishing for food…

…but NO! The lady takes the plastic bag and puts it into her cart and starts walking away…I stopped her and asked her why she did this and she said, “…I can get 3 jiao for this bag…”

…that is less than four cents US$…

…I looked at the Ferrari and at the lady and at the trash on the ground…shook my head and realized how far we still have to go…but hey at least we get to watch Grand Prix once a year…

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