Chinese Delivery Men Catch Toddler Who Fell Off Building

A group of Chinese delivery men collectively catch a little toddler girl after she fell from her 4th floor home.

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@新浪视频: On-scene video: Little Girl Falls from 4th Floor, 5 Delivery Guys Catch Her! [威武] Yesterday morning at around 11am, when 2.5-year-old female toddler Qiqi fell from the 4th floor apartment rented by her parents on Taoyuan Street next to Shuiyang village in Ninghai county of Zhejiang province, what was fortunate was that there were 5 “delivery guys” below who simultaneously reached out to catch her, with her coming out of it safe and sound. Each and every one of the 5 “delivery guys” who helped suffered injuries to their arms. Such awesome delivery guys! [赞] Positive energy, forward/reshare this [话筒]

A group of Chinese delivery men collectively catch a little toddler girl after she fell from her 4th floor home.

The above video has, at time of translation, already been viewed over 1 million times after being uploaded just a few hours ago on Sina. Another copy of the video uploaded earlier on popular video sharing website Youku currently has over 700k views.

Comments from Sina Weibo:

君君kona:

Is this a publicity stunt? [挖鼻屎]

水月深蓝:

The two in the back didn’t extend their arms to help so how did they get hurt? I pay my respects to the 6 true men in the front.

游走的幻想wd:

The most beautiful delivery guys, well-done!

女子生活:

There is always this problem of guardians/caretakers being negligent. There’s a mother in my neighborhood who always goes out around noon when her child is sleeping. Just yesterday I was reminding her to be careful of her child waking up in the middle [of her being out] because without someone there, something bad could happen. Why leave a child who can already move around but isn’t aware of the dangers alone at home? The safety awareness of parents is really important. [哼]

萧華cd:

Well-done, young people! The guardian needs to pay attention to being a guardian!

叮呤当啷的围脖:

Which express delivery company? I’ll use them in the future! [偷笑][鼓掌]

幽蓝_73260:

Thank you to these handsome men who rendered timely help! [赞]

Mikola:

Good things will come to good people.

宫常怎么了:

Clothes look like their Shun Feng, well-done.

唐山唐海唐:

Why is this kind of thing always happening? The parents are too irresponsible. [怒]

一芥草寇:

Parcel delivery is at present one of the few honorable occupations left in China that rely on one’s own labor to make a living.

此号已中风:

Fuckers, what were the father and mother doing?!

Vero橘子:

Full of positive energy, though those who have children should really be careful.

轻轻聆雨轩:

One of them injured his arm, another injured his neck, but hopefully they’ll be fine.

彼岸之南:

It’s rare to see that there are still good people in China. The good people are all those ordinary common people at the bottom levels of society that rich people look down upon. Many times, the vanity that society gives muddles you, making you forget that in the face of death, everyone is equal.

牛爹的空间:

If it were five government leaders, then it wouldn’t have been like this.

309B:

What’s up with the child’s family members?! This kind of incident where a child falls from a building has happened over and over again. The guardians better reflect upon themselves.

Other reports say there were 6 delivery men and the little girl feel from the 5th floor instead of 4th floor. Most of the tens of thousands of comments praise the delivery men and give them thumbs up.

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  • Cinimod

    That’s pretty impressive. Some great team work without a single person standing around smoking a cigarette. Pretty shitty parenting though. Reminds me of that story a while back when the kid nearly fell out of the window but instead ended up with his head stuck between the bars.

    • maja

      the funny think is those guys work alone most of the time, but they indeed showed a great teamwork…

  • Jobjed

    Again with the relentless cynicism of some of the Chinese netizen population; “If it were five government leaders, then it wouldn’t have been like this”.

    They just HAD to raise the topic of “government officials” even though it has absolutely f*ck all to do with this incident. Yes, local government corruption is a significant problem, but that doesn’t mean EACH AND EVERY ONE of them are corrupt and devoid of humanity. Case in point: Creationists. Just because a portion of Christians are creationists doesn’t mean the rest of the Christian population are ignorant pigs who refuse to recognise the validity of scientific evidence. Likewise, just because a (rather large) portion of local government officials are corrupt doesn’t incriminate each and every one of them. That’s called the fallacy of association, which as the name suggests, is a fallacy.

    Like seriously, this is an incident where the good nature of some ordinary folk helped save a young life. Did that netizen HAVE to ruin everyone’s optimism by inserting some completely irrelevant comment reeked with negativity?

    (edit: came out wrong the first time)

    • maja

      corruption in chinese administration is due more to the system then personal disposition so, yes they’re bad people by default. and citizens tend not to rely on them because of this.

      and anyone can say whatever they feel like saying.

      cheers

      • slob

        The difference is that when Chinese mock their leaders, they say it usually with passion and hatred. We usually just make a meme or something comical about it. E.g “Thanks Obama”. Same shit really, we just make it light-hearted.

        http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/thanks-obama

        • maja

          disregarding the fact that I myself am not American nor Chinese, why should the Chinese do what an impressive number of Americans do out of China?

          Americans also can rely on an impressive (even overbearing) justice based on modern anglo-saxon rule-of-law. Why should Chinese people give priority to pick up on meme culture of all things?

          It would be more light-hearted, possibly even more constructive, but if Chinese citizens don’t really feel like being light-hearted on their government, that’s it. You want the puns you make them yourself, first you have to put yourself in a position where those puns can be accepted, as simple as that.

          sorry if I sound a bit arrogant, but… http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/deal-with-it

          • slob

            I’m Australian and I still say “Thanks Obama”. And if you scour some of the Chinese websites, you will find that they have already adopted nearly every single meme from 9gag and other sites like it. Sure they can say whatever they want and there are tonnes of western sites bashing the absolute shit out of the American govt. that don’t take it as a joke, but it’s just a bit of hilarity to throw into the ever-existing pile of shit.

          • maja

            All right, I’m curious. Is it popular in Australia to play around with the “Thanks Obama” meme? Or is it just some people who use it?

            As for the hilarity, yes I agree. I feel the need to be an ass too. Usually it happens in real life when I see overly serious or aggressive people around me, but sometimes I really feel like talking about things in a rational way, it really depends who I have in front of me and what I think would work best.
            It’s just that I feel people living in China, Chinese or foreigners alike, are way too scared to express themselves and I dress myself in white armor when someone suggest to just put on a big smile and start with the catchphrases, because it sounds like “aren’t you scared that someone will be angry if you say so and so?”.
            You talk about throwing a bit of hilarity in a plie of shit, while I feel there’s already a huge (almost unbearable) amount of forced “high spirits” in my everyday entourage.
            Maybe I’m just not a fan of the eighties…

  • lonetrey / Dan

    Holy crap, I was thinking “how did they injure their arms when they had so many people’s arms to cushion the blow/fall?”

    And then I saw the video of the boy falling in real time, he dropped like a stone! O_O

    • sam

      she s a girl.

    • You need to lower/move your arms with the motion – not just stick them in the way. If you’ve ever sky dived the principle is similar to the roll that you do on landing to disperse the inertia.

      At those wanky corporate retreat team building things that you can do out need the great wall. They have this thing where you need to fall back off of a platform and your co workers will catch you.

      My boys all caught me and my 120KG’s. As we were first trained to catch so that elbows bent with the force and we absorbed the shock through knee bending and going with the dead weight falling.

      These guys just stuck their arms out. I guess also like catching high balls in cricket. You also use the arms and bring the weight and ball back down into your chest as well and not keep your hands and arms taught. Also folding your little pinky in behind the next finger as it is most vulnerable to impact.

      • Jing Li

        Thanks for the advice. I was sick the day they taught “How to catch a baby 101”

        • Don’t be a penis.

          The OP asked how you could hurt your arms or neck trying to catch.

          I explained how it can happen and why other activities that place the same stress/impact on the body have had methods developed to mitigate.

          Obviously people don’t take courses in catching people regularly unless emergency workers/firemen possibly.

          • Jing Li

            Sorry, you’re right, I missed the original post. It happens.

            You gotta admit, if your post wasn’t a reply, it would have looked kinda weird. Sigh, it’s way too early, I should go back to bed.

          • Non phallus status accepted. :-)

      • mr.wiener

        120 kgs!! You look much lighter in your picture. I’d really like to get to 95, but the best I can top out at is 90.

        • Old shot. About 110 there. I am 6’3 though. Bone density, height and propensity to have dense muscle or a lot of fat can all contribute. :-)

      • xuedi

        nice to see a fellow BLUG’er here

  • It’s good to hear positive news instead of the usual things about corruption or scandals.

    • Rick in China

      it’s unfortunate the comments seem mostly about criticizing and disassembling the incident – like “what about those 2” and “is this fake” – sometimes good people just do good things. At least one translated comment focuses on the root of the problem – what about the parents, another story should be titled “Parents’ negligence allows toddler to fall from roof.”

      Either way, the most important factor in this story, is the little kid is fine. Rest is just scraps for netizens to fight over.

      • slob

        “Chinese Delivery Men Catch Toddler Who Fell Off Building”

        Pretty sure that baby face-planted into the concrete.

        • Stu

          They broke the fall. Not sure if I can believe it was the 5th floor, though… I’d expect a lot more injuries all round if that was the case. But then, I haven’t studied falling toddler physics.

          • slob

            Rofl, I know, I was just joking in reply to RiC. Had they not broken the fall and that baby face-planted, jesus christ that would cause some serious damage.

      • Stu

        I did actually go back and pause to see if it was real… just seems odd the way she fell with plenty of advance warning. I mean, presumably they would have been yelling at her not to do whatever would cause her to fall… but it does seem real.

        • arisaaaaaaaar

          aww. this is actually pretty moving…seeing the guy picking her up is quite a tender moment.

  • Terrik

    Hats off to these guys

  • The Enlightened One

    Glad to hear there were people to help.

    But this seems to happen a lot in China. What is wrong with these parents?

    • Jing Li

      Have you seen older Chinese apartments? They’re not exactly child proof.

      • The Enlightened One

        Most of them have bars on the windows… how these kids even getting out?

        • Jing Li

          Really? When I was in Shanghai, only the first few floors had bars on the windows to keep people out, not in. Even the first night I was in Shanghai, I decided to get a cheap hotel near some friends’ home and it’s windows were certainly not childproof.

          • The Enlightened One

            Yeah it does change from region to region. In the North, a lot of apartment buildings have bars on all windows… but the are starting to build apartments without them now to try and stay modern and not make it look like their homes are prisons.

  • My good faith restoration bar just went up a notch.

    • Mighty曹

      Well said.

      • niggaplz

        that’s what your mom said.

  • Jing Li

    A friend of mine has two kids. One of them is two years old. He left his son watching television while he went into the kitchen to grab a drink. The kid, for whatever reason, got up and started climbing on the TV. The leg of the table broke and the TV fell on him. The rest of the story is tragic, you can imagine.

    It’s easy to judge these stories in retrospect, but we really can’t plan for every unforeseeable accident. Just thank goodness those men were there. And that takes me to my next point…

    What bothers me about the accident are the comments that it was a publicity stunt. Why is it, every time I read about someone doing something positive for China, whether it be donating money, helping someone, or (in this case) saving a life, there always seems to be a Chinese netizen that can’t believe anyone would do such a thing without an ulterior motive?

    Boggles my mind.

    • The Enlightened One

      I agree that things do happen fast and kids get into all kinds of things.

      Lucky those men were, there… they looked like they expected it for quite an amount of time. The parents are very lucky those men were there. At least pay for the medical bills and lack of work pay for the men that got hurt.

      That one that ran from the back and basically caught her solo deserves the most credit.

      • Jing Li

        Yeah, he also looked like he was in the most pain.

        I just hope these guys get the hero’s treatment they deserve.

        • maja

          when I saw “each and everyone of them suffered injuries on their arms” I read: compensation. but it could as well be they’re trying to help the guy who seems to have injured himself the most. in the end, luckily there is a video.

    • elizabeth

      Because people who always do things with ulterior motives cannot imagine someone else doing otherwise.

      • arisaaaaaaaar

        truth.

  • Jing Li

    “Full of positive energy, though those who have children should really be careful.”

    I always find a comment that makes me say “WHAT?!”

    • Jing Li

      Yeah, this comment was me before my coffee. I deleted it, but it’s still there as guest. For some reason I thought the comment said “those who HELP children should really be careful.”

      I’m not posting anymore until I’ve had a coffee.

      • Mighty曹

        It’s more excusable than those who post after drinking one too many and inebriated.

  • Mighty曹

    One would think ‘One-Child Policy’ creates Princes and Princesses that parents can never let out of sight.

    Here, the child would be taken away from the parents under ‘negligence’ and ‘child endangerment’ instead of just a ‘lecture’.

    • Jing Li

      Yeah, I thought the exact same thing when I was in Shanghai. I saw a girl getting beat by her mother on the street. She was smacking her in the head with all her force, grabbed her by the hair at one point and threw her to the ground.

      I couldn’t believe my eyes. Meanwhile, a couple of years ago in Canada, my 9 year old nephew threatened to call the police and tell them he was being beat if his father didn’t get him a Playstation. And no, my cousin (his father) was NOT beating him.

      • Mighty曹

        Perfect example in contrast of the two. Although I grew up here under laws that protect me from physical punishment I’m glad my parents stuck to Chinese tradition and scolded or beat me for misbehaving. I see too many parents are just too casual or won’t even attempt to ‘tame’ their bratty kids who are running and screaming out in public. I always cringe whenever I encounter such non-parental guidance.

        I’m sure we can start an entire debate on whether or not it helps to beat kids or talk to them as adults (even if they’re kids). I’m leaning toward smacking.

        • elizabeth

          There should be a balance of hard and soft approaches, depending on circumstances, severity of misbehaviour, etc.

          I do not favor beating but I frown upon those who frown upon others who scold children without understanding the situation.

          • Mighty曹

            I agree about ‘circumstances’ and ‘severity of misbehaviour’ that’s why if brats are running and screaming all over the place calls for the ‘hard’ approach.

      • arisaaaaaaaar

        well, as my old man used to always say, ‘if you don’t shut the hell up, i’ll break your legs. and if you try to call childline, i’ll break your fingers as well so you can’t dial the f-king number!’

        i hate my father.

    • How true. The parents of this child should be held accountable. Don’t they know better than to leave their child alone without first turning the TV on?

      • Mighty曹

        Maybe they did leave the child alone to watch TV while they got busy in bed producing another.

      • maja

        maybe CCTV was so boring the kid jumped out of the window…

    • tomoe723

      wasn’t the original intent of One-Child Policy population control? how do you expect princes and princesses from an impoverished society unable to support its own population?

      • Mighty曹

        In retrospect, the policy would be called “Female Infanticide Policy”.

        Anyway, I didn’t quite get what you meant by “how do you expect princes and princesses from an impoverished society unable to support its own population?”

  • tomoe723

    This is better than FedEx service, obviously.. LOL! XD

    • Mighty曹

      It was still ‘air mail’.

  • mr.wiener

    Ahh. A palate cleanser after the last last story.
    My thanks.

    • Mighty曹

      It helps to balance our rationality.

    • the ace of books

      I didn’t even touch the last story. There’s just some things I know I don’t want to click on.

    • Wit-ness

      Hey there, long time. How’s everything these days? Risible.

  • Jing Li

    I just watched the YouTube video. I take back what I said about not blaming it on the parents.

    I have a child, and before she was 6 years old, I NEVER left her at home alone.

    Oh I want to slap the parents now!

    • Jing Li

      By the way, did you notice they said it was “security footage”? Pretty shaky for a security camera.

      • mr.wiener

        The old guy holding the camera was laughing too hard.

        • He was only using one hand. He had heard something about “someone dropping a load” and wanted dibs.

    • YourSupremeCommander

      So once your kid turned 6 you started to leave her alone in the house?

      SLAP, SLAP, what a bad parent you are.

      • Jing Li

        Sort of. I mean, to mow the lawn or do yard work, or to make a quick run to the store, yes. If I was going out for the evening, I’d get a babysitter or have her go to a friend’s.

        Why? Do you think that’s wrong, seriously?

        • lonetrey / Dan

          It’s probably a good thing you did. My parent’s didn’t let me leave the house alone until…. college. or 17. Around that stage. They did me no favors.

        • maja

          I think that if you taught her how to deal with the house furniture you did nothing really wrong leaving her alone once in a while. only this: if parents train kids not to do this and that and leave them home everyday, the kids may grow up to be bored and lonely.

  • (.__.” }

    Glad to know there are still good people, there is still hope for for humanity.

  • Germandude

    Faith towards Chinese restored.

    • Mighty曹

      Until the next story.

    • mr.wiener

      Irony is these guys are “lower class” and “peasants” to many in China.
      Fuck that, they are the salt of the earth

    • chinaSMACK 1Up: Reward Get!

    • Stu

      To be honest your faith towards ‘the Chinese’ is probably going to keep going up and down like a seesaw (OK, if you’re judging them by Chinasmack probably more down than up) until you stop judging a quarter of humanity by the actions of the tiny handful you happen to hear about.

  • Harry Wang

    Fucking Japanese throwing children out of windows.

    • Terrik

      D:

    • Mighty曹

      Hi ‘Moderator’/’Echo’. Happy Friday!

    • lonetrey / Dan

      I can’t tell if this is a racist crack at Chinese people looking like Japanese, or a racist crack at the idea of a Japanese people going into Chinese people’s houses and tossing their children out the windows. -__-

      • Mighty曹

        He meant the apartment building is Japanese (just as how Lexus killed that couple).

        • Beelzebub

          and just as how the high speed trains in china are japanese and that is why they are over crowded due to poor layout design (yes, I have heard that excuse in Chinese, from a train attendant!) my mind boggled at that one?!?!

          • Mighty曹

            I think it’s British, German and Japanese design but of course the Japanese get the full blunt of the blame.

  • There is no good (catching falling baby). There is no bad (woman driver kills self, husband). There are only issues and themes. And they get ignored.

    All Chinese news is sensational and exploitational. It breeds not discourse to provide improvement through critical analysis, but quick judgment for the moral lesson it poses. Because of the strong emotional response to a Chinese story, we’re blinded to what it is actually about.

    You like this story about falling babies? Great – there’s be scores of them. Just like last year. And the year before that. And in the years to come. Babies will be falling out of windows to ensure that delivery men everywhere can become heroes.

    You instead like that story about the fatal woman driver? Great – there’s score of them too. Always. People doing stupid things. Off the top of my head involving cars: parking a car in a garage with the car still running (for the AC. It was Valentine’s Day); being too important to pay a parking fee, guy drives away by running over parking attendant; guy protests car dealership by destroying own car in front of dealership.

    The way the news is presented as a syrupy moral lesson, and the affinity to provoke such immediate judgment thereof robs us of seeing the story. And so, the same story will happen again and again and yet provoke the same astonished response.

    There is no good. There is no bad. There is only right now. And you’re welcome to meet it. Whenever you’re ready.

    • Mighty曹

      You may have just scratched the surface here and made me think ‘why such recurrences?” Then I realized. Instead of ‘critical analysis’ people should engage more in ‘analytical analysis’ for preventive measures.

      In short: “Haven’t you learned from last time?!?”

    • the ace of books

      Or, here:

      Sex sells. Or, if not sex, what it means: knee-jerk emotion. Exchange one for the other, West to East, it really doesn’t matter – it’s the !!! of the matter that gets people going. Reading? No. Thinking? Hardly. Going? Yes – people feel something, they spout something, they buy something, they vote for someone. No one hemisphere has a monopoly on this – everyone likes a good drama.

      Or, said, more simply: The way to a man’s heart is through his limbic system.

    • tomoe723

      you cannot blame the human brain anatomy for this, it’s just the way nature is. the hypothalamus elicits the first response in any situation requiring brain activity (e.g. thoughts, emotions, ideas–emotions are brain functions apparently and not from the heart) and a barrage of emotional response elicited by a very sensational news article silences any coherent activity going on in the frontal lobes (the part that handles reasonable arguments among other things.)

      this emotional response is further amplified through sympathetic conditioning wherein the subject feels bad if he/she does not elicit the same emotional response that he/she believes that the majority will do. furthermore reinforcing his/her “unconscious choice” of allowing the hypothalamus to control the body’s reaction.

      after eliciting such extreme emotions, the brain becomes exhausted, and any further activity is considered “tiring”. therefore whatever reasonable / constructive / proactive activity is conveniently dismissed or forgotten. one can only hope for a continuance of such higher brain functions at a later time when the brain perhaps contemplates on what just happened without interference from energized excessive emotions.

      this is all of course from the POV of a human who has not evolved enough yet to be able to override the hypothalamus’ basic response system. it takes considerable discipline to subdue the hypothalamus’ response in favor of the cerebrum’s. but it’s not to say that subduing this at all times to show one’s “evolveness” is advisable. the basic fight/flight response is an emotional response triggered by the hypothalamus as well, and if one stops to think it through rather than succumb to the response system, ahh well, it might be that one’s evolvement might be the cause of one’s extinction.

      LMFAO … XDDDDDD

      • maja

        generally speaking “the hypothalamus needs some action”, if you repress it when it would be useful to make use of it he will take his revenge on your mind :(

        • tomoe723

          in abusive repression cases, yes the hypothalamus will wreak havoc subconsciously or unconsciously… but there are better ways to direct subdued emotions productively. these cases you generally speak of only applies to humans though…animals have little to no faculties of subduing hypothalamic responses.

          • maja

            I was implying there has to be a balance of some kind… using the approriate functions in the appropriate situation, and not “be used”.
            I think it just sounds a lot better then talking of subduing a dangerous beast inside your skull.

          • tomoe723

            balance is good, however it is difficult to find balance in matters like these especially with regards to a complicated society of humans with all its written and unwritten laws for proper conduct already ingrained into each member subconsciously directing his/her actions… it is for the (good and order of) society that subduing these “dangerous beasts inside your skull” becomes a necessity.

            my choice of words may be too frank, and as you have implied, it is up to the individual to find that balance within.


            back to the topic,sensational and exploitational news will always have that response wherein “it breeds not discourse to provide improvement through critical analysis, but quick (emotional) judgment for the moral lesson it poses.” simply because that is how the (mammalian-human) brain is wired to do.

          • maja

            yeah, good manners are hard to master when no one are even really sure what are the actual standards..

      • copy and paste or you actually wrote this?

        • tomoe723

          aww i am disturbed by your lack of faith in my understanding of human and societal (specifically mass/mass hysteria) psychology. and to answer your questions, no i did not copy and paste it, and yes i actually wrote it.

          LMFAO XDDDDDD

          have you any qualms about the contents?

          • no qualm, I am impress, that is all. Its just rare to meet one such as you around here. Most are the boring historian/politic enthusiast. Are you a neuroscientist? master/phd?

          • tomoe723

            why thank you for your flattering comments. but i’m not of that sort. i’m just a lost wandering soul who has abdicated from most of society’s functions waiting for those days of death to come.

            personally, i despise the academic institutions and their propaganda for the quest of knowledge. in so much as i was a product of such despicable institutions, i hold no grudges or hatred, i simply don’t like. because as much as i despise their ways, it is difficult to change without any viable replacement of their esteemed protocols.

            in short, one cannot blame something for what it already is.

            LMFAO XDDDDD

            the political arguments i read here are quite amusing, y’know. =)

          • oh…. one of those neutral self-serving hermit with big words, I see.

          • tomoe723

            neutral self-serving hermit, yes. big words? no. i do not speak for anyone or any such big notions of idealism. i only speak for myself. if i find argument in a discussion of comments, i just write it down to express my thoughts. otherwise, i keep quiet and read along for fun.

            a hermit has no desire for such big words.

          • =)

          • tomoe723

            then all is well you are having fun with your need to apply labels in order to partake in dialogues… =)

    • Jing Li

      The “issues and themes” are far more difficult to address. I agree with you. Journalism is moralistic. I would disagree with you if you were to say it was only Chinese news. You can find it just about everywhere.

      What I do love about your comment is that the themes and issues are ignored. So, what do you feel is the theme or the issue of this story? It’s difficult for me to say without generalizing.

      I would say that one of the issues is awareness. Quite a few parents in China (as in many countries, but from my experience, perhaps more in China) just aren’t aware of safety and potential dangers. When I returned to Shanghai, I visited the primary school I had attended as a child. I didn’t actually go into the school. I was just on a walk about of my childhood neighbourhood. But I remember a few things that I found shocking. First, the students were running, playing, and fighting in the hallways during break. Second was the parents were all waiting for the children to be let out for the day, but they were all waiting in the middle of the street. Besides the potential dangers of this, it was blocking traffic. Third, when the children went home, many of them jumped on bicycles with parents or grandparents and proceeded to weave through traffic, which I found extremely dangerous.

      What I found most shocking was that I had no recollection of this from my childhood. When I thought about it, I realized that these conditions existed 20 years ago, but I wasn’t conditioned to be aware of it.

      Thinking back to my schooling in the U.S. and (majority) in Canada, I remember being far more conditioned to be aware of safety. Whether it be our teachers explaining it to us, watching (sometimes horrific) safety films, even television commercials; I was constantly being conditioned to understand the importance of safety.

      I, myself, commented on the idiotic behaviour of the parents for leaving their child home alone and unattended at such a young age. But, there is a strong part of me that wonders what I would have thought if I had never left China.

      I constantly see people criticizing China for it’s lack of common sense, but I have to wonder how much of common sense is natural and how much if it is conditioning.

      I probably shouldn’t have posted this now. I doubt it makes sense. I’ve just finished off my second bottle of wine (first one, in my defense, was shared) and it’s 3am.

      Long and short, I think I get what you’re saying, and I agree.

  • the ace of books

    I wonder if the guys whose arms and neck got hurt got reparations/workers’ comp? Glad the little girl’s safe!

  • Invictus

    A Short Essay on Catching Babies in China

    Think back to the first time you ever heard of catching babies in China. Advancements in catching babies in China can be linked to many areas. While it has been acknowledged that it has an important part to play in the development of man, catching babies in China is featuring more and more in the ideals of the young and upwardly mobile. Inevitably, catching babies in China is often misunderstood by the easily led, of whom I can say no more due to legal restrictions. Here begins my in-depth analysis of the glorious subject of catching babies in China.

    Social Factors

    There is cultural and institutional interdependence between members of any community. The immortal and indispensable phrase “honesty is the best policy” [1] failed to understand that if one seriously intends to “not judge a book by its cover”, then one must read a lot of books. Much has been said about the influence of the media on catching babies in China. Observers claim that it clearly plays a significant role amongst the developing middle classes.

    When one is faced with people of today, a central theme emerges: catching babies in China is either adored or despised, and it leaves no one undecided. Society says that every man must find their own truth. While one sees catching babies in China, another may see monkeys playing tennis.

    Economic Factors

    Our world is driven by supply and demand. We will begin by looking at the Spanish-Armada model, taking special care to highlight the role of catching babies in China within the vast framework which this provides.

    [please see graph below]

    It is apparent from the graph that the influence of catching babies in China is strong. What is the secret to its strength? Obviously, inflation world-wide is driven entirely by catching babies in China. Strong fluctuations in investor confidence have been seen over the past two financial years.

    Political Factors

    Politics, we all agree, is a fact of life. Politicians find it difficult to choose between what has become known in politics as “The Two Ways”, the two sides of catching babies in China.

    Let us consider the words of that silver tongued orator, the star of stage and screen Elijah Woodpecker: “You can lead a horse to water, big deal.” [2] Considered by many to be one of the “Founding Fathers” of the art of catching babies in China, his words cannot be overlooked. History tells us that catching babies in China will always be a vote winner, whether we like it, or not.

    I wait anxiously. What will the next few years bring because of catching babies in China?

    Conclusion

    We can conclude that the catching babies in China must not be allowed to get in the way of the bigger question: why are we here? Putting this aside is of great importance. It fills a hole, applauds greatness and always chips in.

    I shall give the final word to star Ozzy Spielberg: “At first, I was afraid; I was petrified, thinking I could never live without catching babies in China.” [3]

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    [1] Traditional – possibly first said by King Arthur… but probably not.

    [2] Woodpecker – Serving The Greats – 1990 Palmerston House Publishing

    [3] Everything you always wanted to know about Catching Babies in China, but were afraid to ask. – Issue 287 – QKS Publishing

    • Invictus

      The vertical grid reflects inflation, while the horizontal grid refers to catching babies in China.

  • dsfgsgsdgfsdgds

    they are not called “delivery guys”, they are called “couriers”
    use correct English please.

    • BiggJ

      Pfff what a dick. I guess in your world a gas pumper is a petroleum distribution technician too. Who cares man.

      • Mighty曹

        He’s a pimp. A sexual solicitation assignment dispatcher.

        • 260511

          no, your mom is.

          • mr.wiener

            If it was your mum, she’d be a “madam”, not a pimp.

    • Jing Li

      You, my friend, are a buttwipe. Oh! I’m sorry, you are an anal cleanser.

      Btw, looking at your name, I think you need to lay of the porn. Your keyboard seems very stickyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

      • 878452g

        ‘lay off’, not ‘lay of’
        get an education.

        oh, and take that pickle out of your ass too.

        • mr.wiener

          multiple IDs now?
          Classy.

        • Jing Li

          You were the head of the debate team in high school, weren’t you?

          Someone who does not seem to understand the concept of capitalization or punctuation is advising me to get an education.

          You’re correct. I do need to get an education if I hope to be able to converse with you. The fact that I am literate in five languages (able to converse in six) means nothing. To point out that I have studied in three countries and have acquired a master’s degree in media and global communications would be pointless.

          I bow down to you and your superior intellect. Every single comment you make is so filled with wisdom and thought provoking logic, it would put Clarence Darrow to shame.

          “Oh, and take that pickle out of your ass, too.”

          Touche! There is no possible way that I could respond to such a highly intelligent comment. .I dare not try!

          You win!

          • Zappa Frank

            not that i care, but to point out your titles and your supposed knoledge of other languages just show weakness not strenght

          • Jing Li

            Yeah, I know. I went a little over the top on that one. It’s a weakness of mine.

  • 2013333

    Bravo, needs more people like that in the world and especially in China.

  • SuperHappyCow

    Insert Probotector quote about how the “Chinks were trying to eat the baby i always see chinese people here eating babies god dammit i hate it here FUCKING SHIT GOD DAMMIT”

  • grouch

    I genuinely think Caesar Millan ‘the Dog Whisperer’ could sort out idiotic parents and the problem children they create. He’d be way better than super nanny. Oh my can you imagine super nanny in China? That would be amazing!

  • MrT

    Good job brothers!

  • chairde

    A group of really good men doing a good deed. God bless you all.

  • Dr Sun

    ordinary Chinese people ( working class) are on the whole good people, just like every where in the world.
    Problem comes once they join the CPC, then they get sucked into the corruption and immorality of the system.

    • maja

      are the marketing departments working class?

  • Dr Sun

    to be honest I find this hard to believe, with the solid steel bars all Chinese have across their windows even a mosquito has a hard time falling out.

  • Ice_Kold

    K… parents leaving a two year old at home alone? What the hell can go wrong…

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