No food? What kind of toilet IS this?
Lovers of good food know you can find some of your best meals at little hole-in-the-wall places. But hole-in-the-FLOOR places, I don’t know.
It turns out, officials in Beijing are cracking down on food stalls that are attached to public toilets, in advance of next year’s Olympics. This makes me feel much better, because now I don’t be tempted to buy food from the person tending the toilet I’m standing in line to use, and I won’t have to learn the Chinese phrase for “eeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwww!!!!”
The fact that these toilet food stalls exist at all clearly means the concept of multi-tasking has been taken way, way too far. Here’s the story:
A Beijing toilet attendant sells lottery tickets outside two mobile toilets in a 2000 file photo. REUTERS photo