Foreign Media Photograph Chinese People Loitering to Sleep at IKEA
2014 July 6, Beijing, foreign media reporters photographed Chinese people sleeping on the display sofas or beds at IKEA. According to reports, most of IKEA’s consumers in China come from the middle class, and among them, there is no shortage of customers who sleep in the showroom. To cater to Chinese consumer habits, the retailer doesn’t stop such behavior, and even indicates on some furniture an invitation for customers to lie down to experience [the furniture]. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images/CFP
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From this we can see that our countrymen truly are very tired.
It seems Chinese people are all very tired, myself included. Even if I don’t do much during a day, I still feel tired.
Actually, they are not loitering to sleep, but instead loitering for the air conditioning. There are especially a lot of them during the summer!
Whose fault? If social welfare were just a little bit better, the ordinary common people wouldn’t care to exploit such petty advantage.
The people of the capital live in an abyss of suffering, so what can they do?
I only saw one word: “tired”.
Still that saying, that Chinese people are pigs, and this cannot be refuted.
I’m disgusted/annoyed when I see this too.
The sleeping position in the second photo is nice; it’s just her body/physique is a bit poor.
After collecting one’s wages, income takes takes a chunk, mortgage loan takes a chunk, car loan takes a chunk, education expenses [for a child] take a chunk, utilities takes a chunk, and there is little left! All dreams are shattered, and then slowly you being accumulating dreams, only for them to be shattered yet again, an endless cycle! So of course we are tired/weary at heart!