Chinese Netizens Discuss Forbidding Drinking and Eating On Trains

Chinese Netizens Discuss Forbidding Drinking and Eating On Trains
July 1st of last year, Nanjing implemented a policy that forbid all food and drink on trains. However, in the past few days a news article about a married couple punished for drinking on the Nanjing subway has lead to discussion on Weibo. The Nanjing subway has stated that if you drink liquid in train carriages, you will be punished according to the situation. Many people believe refraining from eating is reasonable, but not allowing liquids is too inhumane. Netizens say they might as well forbid breathing, sweating, and farting.

Source: Netease

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  • they should kick out these beggars first!

    • Claude

      How about if they’re awesome break dancers or killer musicians?

  • Bas

    They allow people to drink a few sips of water, surely? I doubt that the authorities are actually going to be so unreasonable as to fine people for taking a sip of water, especially in an AC environment.

  • Zappa Frank

    Sure, to drink and eat is unacceptable…. But to let toddlers to pee and to shit well, that’s clearly ok

    • James

      who said it was clearly OK? The nanjing officials clearly said it was OK?

      • Zappa Frank

        for anyone with half brain is clear that i intended that the problem of decency on chinese subways are not drinking and eating..

        • James

          The way your sentence was written conveys a different message but i don’t really feel like going into details with an idiot like you who has a muddled mind.

          • Alex Dương

            @disqus_kSEL02X5yg:disqus and @Zappa_Frank:disqus, take it easy.

      • Zappa Frank

        as said before, it means that priority should not be to persecute people that drink and eat while is easy to see worse things… let me guess your next question “who said is a priority?”.. wow so smart

        • James

          Well my smart friend, of course I wouldn’t need to correct you since you do realized that stronger point is whether or not they do prioritize eating and drinking over shitting and pissing but i’m sure an intelligent individual like you have already done this kind of research to so conclusively speak on such a matter.

          • Zappa Frank

            that is another chapter of your ‘you were not there you cannot know’ now codified as ‘you did not do a research you cannot speak’… also considered complicated thoughts

          • James

            yes my smart friend, “that is exactly what i mean.”
            “good job!”

          • Zappa Frank

            sure sure now please keep on enjoying your smartness… if you think is smartness..

          • James

            when did i say i was smart? i said you are the smart one since you are so sure in your abilities to access any situation so definitively!

          • Zappa Frank

            when did i say you said you were smart?
            another fail in understanding i see

          • James

            but you just said…ah nevermind, you are obviously too smart for me.

          • Zappa Frank

            ok look, i think we both had enough… have a good day.

          • James

            smartest thing you’ve said all day.

          • Zappa Frank

            i would like i can say the same about you

          • Toasty

            Oh please carry on, I found it oddly satisfying as I have nothing else to do. But it does remind me of a famous quote:

            “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.”

        • James

          also often times peculiarly intelligent individuals will see things happen on other trains in China and will instantaneously superimposed those situations onto this specific Nanjing train system and be confused that those trains from other places are in jurisdiction of Nanjing train authorities who so obviously prioritize eating and drinking over shitting and pissing on their trains.

          • Toasty

            You seem to be getting rather upset over a simple matter of language and sarcasm. Nobody said it’s ok to pee on the metro, but the fact it happens all the time shows it is a bigger problem than people eating. If you are going to crack down on something then that is the thing to crack down on.

          • James

            “also often times peculiarly intelligent individuals will see things happen on other trains in China and will instantaneously superimposed those situations onto this specific Nanjing train system and be confused that those trains from other places are in jurisdiction of Nanjing train authorities who so obviously would crack down on eating and drinking first and then will simply allow shitting and pissing to take its course”

          • Toasty

            I did read your post you know, but as it makes no sense at all I discounted most of it. Copying and pasting the same incoherent gibberish doesn’t really achieve anything.

            But you seem to be saying that the Nanjing metro system is some glorious anomaly in China where everyone behaves like perfect little angels! I guess you are from Nanjing and have had your delicate little feeling hurt by the thought Nanjing people behave as badly as people from the rest of China.

          • James

            It seems like reading comprehension is not a strong suit. I will not try to explain it to you.

      • Jahar

        Not so good at the sarcasm, are you?

        • James

          Hahaha. no his sarcasm is just lame and stupid. Is this for the time i called you out on your bitching and moaning? How sad I made little Jahar butthurt. Go away now. I don’t want to hear from little whiners like you any more.

          • Jahar

            There’s 2 more words you don’t seem to understand.

  • Teacher in China

    A bit confusing to refer to these as both trains and the subway in the same article. Which is it? The train or the subway?

    Anyway, on the subway, yeah, eating should be curbed, otherwise the whole place will end up smelling like ma la tang. But big deal anyway – something gets “banned” all the time in China; 99.9% of people are still going to do what they want and not get busted for it anyway.

    • Michael Selden

      It’s banned on all trains, which includes subways. This specific incident with the couple was on a subway.

      • Teacher in China

        Eating and drinking have been banned on regular trains? I find that hard to believe. They all come equipped with those hot water machines specifically for use with instant noodles. I can’t imagine Chinese train travel without the smell of instant noodles….

  • Claude

    Eating on transit is poor form in any country. The people around don’t want to smell your lunch or watch you chew your food. Not doing so is just civilized behavior.

    • Hank Luke

      True, but people eating in NYC & Chicago subways are a common occurrence as well

  • WghUk

    Liquids are fine as long as no alcohol. But do kick those with a McDonald’s cheeseburger out!

  • aimer

    They should DEFINITELY forbid farting. Definitely.

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