Chinese Woman Cuts In Line for Restroom, Beaten By Tourist

A middle-aged woman in Gulangyu, Xiamen with a bloody wound on her head after being hit by a brick by an tourist angry that she had cut in line for the restroom.

From NetEase and Phoenix Online:

In Xiamen, A Woman Who Cut In Line for the Restroom is Hit With A Brick By A Tourist, Her Head Bleeding

In a fight that occurred over going to the toilet, a middle-aged woman suffered a brick to her head by another female tourist. Yesterday afternoon, this scene occurred at the entrance to a restroom near the Gulangyu market street.

Yesterday afternoon, this reporter arrived at the entrance to a restroom near the Gulangyu market street, with blood stains still on the ground. City resident Ms. Bai said the incident happened a bit after 1pm. At the time, she happened to be passing by and saw a woman over 50 years old urgently needing to use the restroom but a female tourist refused to allow her to cut in line. Nevertheless, the woman entered the restroom ahead of the female tourist. Furious, the female tourist called her companions over on her phone, openly saying she wanted to beat up the woman who cut in front of her.

A city resident said that once this middle-aged woman came out of the restroom, bystanders even advised her to hurry and leave, but perhaps because of her old age, she didn’t get very far before she was quickly caught by the female tourist.

Miss Bai saw the female tourist pick up a brick from the ground and rushed forward to stop her, begging her not to do something foolish. To her surprise, the female tourist shook Miss Bai’s hand off, causing the stuff she was carrying to spill onto the ground. By the time she had picked them up, she had heard a scream, and that over 50-year-old woman’s head had been hit with the brick.

Miss Bai says the woman who had been hit had at the time wanted to call her son to come over, but was stopped by nearby residents. Everyone was afraid that if her son came before the police arrived on the scene, the situation would get worse.

“That female tourist was really too vicious,” said Miss Bai. The female tourist was in a group of four to five people, and by the time the police arrived, she too was squatting on the ground, claiming she too had been hit and wanting to go to the hospital to get checked.

This reporter learned from the police that the woman who was hit is 56 years old, works on Gulangyu island, and because she was unwilling to line up, she had a fight with a tourist. Both sides then came to blows, with both suffering injuries, and were both taken to the hospital for treatment. Police say when the injuries are slight or less, they will intervene to mediate; if the injuries are slight or worse, a case will be filed and investigated.

Comments from NetEase:

诗奴L [网易广东省深圳市宝安区网友]:

Everyone [in that line] was already barely holding it in, and then comes a line-cutter~~~
Responsibility for the incident ultimately falls on the restroom, because the number of toilets obviously wasn’t enough.

网易意大利网友 [不顶下辈子还做中国人]: (responding to above)

Humans have three urgencies, and there can urgency of urgencies! Maybe she had already reached her limit, so her resorting to just cutting ahead can be understood, and the main thing is that people are lacking the ability to be compassionate to each other, that society is fickle and impatient. That female tourist going so far as to call people over and swat her with a brick is completely crazy!

nmz2513027 [网易广东省广州市网友]: (responding to above)

If she really couldn’t hold it any longer, couldn’t she have politely said so instead of disregarding everything and just cutting ahead? I imagine this kind of person would annoy anyone.

深圳土著 [网易广东省珠海市网友]:

Who told you to cut in line?
Deserved it!

坚决捍卫蛋炒饭的饭权 [网易浙江省杭州市网友]:

Everyone needs to go, so why do you get to go first? Well-hit!

看不惯肚脐眼长毛的 [网易江苏省苏州市网友]: (responding to above)

Yesterday, I was in line to buy a youtiao at RT Mart, and after waiting in line for half an hour, it was finally my turn. Then a man about 40 years old walks right in front of me and tells the worker to give him two youtiao. The worker thought it was his turn and so started to serve him. I spoke up and said he had cut in line, that I was the one next in line. Upon hearing this, that bastard became furious and indignantly left. When it comes to shameless people like this, you have to make a big deal about it, so they don’t dare to think of cutting in line again next time. Everyone else patiently waited in line, what right do you have to come and cut in? This kind of person is very selfish, without the least bit of civic-mindedness.

师大遗梦 [网易河北省邢台市网友]:

During Chun Yun, while on the train, a man and woman were waiting in line for the toilet. The woman says: Brother, can I go first? The man says: Sister, I’ve been holding it in so long that I can barely keep it pinched in. The woman says: Brother, at least you have something you can pinch, whereas there’s nothing for me to pinch!

pancheng321 [网易江苏省扬州市网友]:

Both sides have laid bare the characteristics of our countrymen.

网易广东省佛山市网友 ip:113.71.*.*

Deserves to be hit [beaten], exploiting her old age!

rzgcm6581 [网易广西桂林市网友]:

People these days. Ever since QVOD was shut down, I’ve been going to Lurouwu. It’s great. I’ve used up all my tissues.

Comments from Phoenix Online:


Maybe she really couldn’t hold it in any longer, can’t people being a little more forgiving/charitable?


I’m not very approving of hitting her, but cutting in line is even worse!


Queue-jumping is against the rules, but hitting people is a crime.


Swatted with cause! Those who don’t line up should all be treated this way in the future, as order is the duty of everyone to maintain, not something one can ignore when they feel like it.


Why bother?


Although her response was a bit extreme, if even this can’t bring about a sense of propriety [in the woman], then it was for nothing.


Well-hit. Those in agreement, ding this up.


Well-swatted. These days, it is the 50 to 60 year old women who have the worst characters. Anything with a line, they’ll uniformly ignore, and the things without a line, they’ll push and shove worse than everyone else!


This [line-cutting] can be clapped [swatted, hit], and I clap both hands welcoming it!


Well-hit. What we need are people to step forward to punish this kind of people who disregard order.

Comments from KDNet:

Thugs need to be dealt with by thugs. If a gentleman encounters a thug, what can he do?


Deserved it.


With a thug, you can only use thuggish methods. Trying to be civil with a thug is just asking to be insulted [is useless].

By the same measure, when dealing with a monkey, you can only use methods a monkey understands. Otherwise, you’re just abusing a little animal.


This must be supported.


She waited until she came out of the toilet? She shouldn’t got a brick and hit her before she went in and see if she pisses her pants!
Being unreasonable even when cutting in line, could she not have politely asked? If it was really so urgent that she was about to pee in her pants, I bet people would let her go first.


Really, this person who cut in line was indeed wrong. But can people consider things from another perspective for a moment? If she really had to go, could she be allowed to use the toilet first? See things from other people’s eyes. If you had to go and was about to soil yourself, would you have the patience to line up?
Why can’t something so small be forgiven? If this person’s character was lacking, then this woman who hit her with a brick can be called a scoundrel and thug. Being able to do such a ruthless thing can be said to be abnormal.
Our countrymen, always so vicious and ruthless with our compatriots. We say it has been 5000 years, but we are still like a bunch of animals.

城义 (responding to above)

A goody-goody. It is precisely because China has too many goody-goodies like you that there are too many people cutting in line!

ccoldman (also responding to mzmfm)

Fuck. When you do something wrong, shouldn’t you first get everyone’s forgiveness? First beg a favor from those in line. Say you have a urinary incontinence problem. I trust everyone will agree [to letting you go first]. But to just rudely cut ahead thinking others are afraid of you and don’t dare to do anything to you?


First, assaulting people is against the law.

Second, I want to say, “Well done! Girl, you’re the man!”


Regardless of whether it is people or cars lining up, countrymen who try to squeeze and cut in front are not the minority. It’s not a big deal, no one is going to die, but such unethical behavior indeed is loathsome, so I approve of what this kind of handling!
The entrances and gates with armed police in some cities are precisely there to stop this kind of garbage!
In view of the sub-standard characters of the people of the rooster country, I strongly propose that armed police with guns be stationed at lines and entrances, and line-cutters who refuse to listen be shot dead!
When it comes to this kind of trash, one less is one less!


Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.


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