Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Man Doesn’t Fall Down Hole

I saw this a few days back, was briefly amused, but preoccupied with other things so I didn’t mention it. It’s the sort of thing that can happen to anyone. But the story has been taken up by foreign media, so I guess I should mention it.

You know how it is.

You go out for a tipple or three with your mates and, while staggering home, decide to strip to your rather embarrassing underpants then lose your clothes, your valuables and your telephone. Then of course, you do the sensible thing. You have a nap. Happens all the time.

Although to be fair, we don’t all take naps on narrow ledges next to 30-feet-drops to the street below.


However, I’m sure we all recognise the confusion felt when waking to find yourself being tied up in ropes by the local fire-fighters.  A regular occurrence in some households, I’ve heard. Then wondering where your clothes are. Wondering where you are. Wondering who you are. Been there – done that.

Sleeping Man Puzzled Over Lost Clothes And Fireman Rescue

Sleeping Man Puzzled Over Lost Clothes And Fireman Rescue

Sleeping Man Puzzled Over Lost Clothes And Fireman Rescue

Sleeping Man Puzzled Over Lost Clothes And Fireman Rescue

The gentleman concerned has since apologised to and thanked the fire authorities and police and sworn off drink until he is next thirsty. He has to live with the shame of betraying local customs by not falling down. No charges have been brought although he received a stiff warning for displaying a hideous tattoo in a public place.

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2 Responses to “Man Doesn’t Fall Down Hole”

  1. Paul Says:

    May be it’s like sleepwalking, you are totally pissed, but part of your brain is still working to prevent you harming yourself. As for the tattoo, could it be triad, apologies but I have watched a lot of Hong Kong gangster films.

  2. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    You certainly have. The local people, the Zhuang, have a millenia-old tradition of tattoos. Nothing to do with triads.

    Also see here.

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