Daily Archives: September 25, 2011

Archetype #2: Lifeguards with Cigarettes

Low-level authority figures in China come in two types. The first resent being low-level rather than high-level authority figures, and so take out their frustrations on the nameless rabble teeming about them. I once got chewed out by the man in charge of a bike-parking area because I asked him a question. It went something like this: Me: Excuse me,… (more…)