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Q: Why do men using the urinal watch me as I walk into the bathroom?

Hey, I get that you want to be safe and all that because men's bathrooms are the hive of scum and villiany (seriously, urine pools). No probs. But these guys actively and directly watch me as I make my way in walk to the urinal.

 

And that's the creepy part. It's because I'm walking closer and closer to them, so the stare gets deeper and deeper. And yet throughout this entire ordeal, their hands are on their junk, and soon mine will be on the ol' Thurgood Johnson.

 

Even worse: in order to make the aforementioned urine pools, these guys all stand waaaay back from the urinal. Away from the partition. So I can see where their hands are.

 

I guess in a way this question is the answer to another question: "Should I shake hands in China?"

6 years 18 weeks ago in  General  - Other cities

 
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My guess is they are curious; after all they have heard, rather true or not, that theirs is smaller than yours

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I guess it is time to whip out the good old world map (and hope you are not American)

 

http://www.targetmap.com/viewer.aspx?reportId=3073

 

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Because your peepee is bigger. Theirs is as long as their pubic hair. 

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  I don't think i've shaken hands with anyone since I came to China. As for being stared at in the bathroom, I had a fella stop next to me on his way out, lean over and look directly at Magic Johnson. I was steaming (fnarr) and said to him in Chinese "What you looking at!" to which he just smiled. I really should have turned and shown him the goods whilst in mid-flow and pissed on his shoes.

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lol,,  they just think different,,,  wait until u go in an old public loo...  they will all sit around taking a dump together and chatting...  Chinars don't got no idear of privacy...  that is why they constantly sit together,, lean on each other,, if u have a sofa and a chair in same room ,,, 2 grown men will sit next to each other making CLOSE body contact,,, like a Western guy would wanna sit with a chicky-baby...    chinars just don't know wtf privacy is....

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Let's face it -- it dawned on me that how would you know if they are staring at your little brother unless you are staring at theirs?

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Because they can't actually believe a real genuine foreigner is in there having a pee with them.  Right up to the moment they see it happening they still believe you're gonna pull out a rubber duck, make a quacking noise, and then dance around them while pretending to ride a horse.  It just can't be happening.

EDIT: Thinking about it I get similar levels of amazement when I use chopsticks - for the ultimate bedazzle you could use chopsticks to present your member to them. If they don't die of shock they might name their first born after you.

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