Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Misc. Chinatown Snapshots

There's never a lack of photos to be found in Chinatown, even though there's not that much area to cover. Here are a few sights I found interesting on Saturday.

Doorbell Chaos:

"Hi, is Bob there? I'm sorry, I'm looking for Bob. Bob? Oh, excuse me, do you know which doorbell is Bob's? I'm sorry to bother you, but..."


NO!


We don't need no steenking kiosk!


Bins full of stuff that cost $1085.oo/lb.


Fish market. We watched a man use a net to pull out a big fat fish for one customer. Just as I was saying to Clint, "does he kill that right h...", an arm holding a huge rubber mallet flew up, and WHAM-O! Even though the prospect of fish that fresh sounded good to me, I felt a green & shakey for about 20 minutes after. Bleah.



On to the butcher case. This guy kind of growled at me. Not much of a language barrier there; though I don't understand a word of Chinese, I'm pretty sure he said "put that camera away, white girl, or I'll grind you up with sage and sell you for $4.59/lb." I did as I thought I was told.


This sign was on the wall in the ladies room of the public library. Is "menstrous" even a word? I had to look it up; it is a word. However, I think to be used properly here, it should be "menstrouses." And there was no box there anyway.

Little tip for those of you that haven't visited Chicago's Chinatown: There are no public restrooms. Ask for one, and every shopkeeper will send you to the library. I suppose you could slip into a restaurant in an emergency, but I always feel obligated to stop and order at least something to drink, which in turn sends me hoofing it back to the library.

Last but not least, this sign brought out the Beavis and Butthead in both Clint and me.

Heh, heh. Heh heh heh.


8 comments:

  1. LOL particularly the box. Hysterical. You find the best stuff!

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  2. "...or I'll grind you up with sage and sell you for $4.59/lb!"

    I'm going to find a way to use that with telemarketers.

    Big cities always puzzled me on the lack of public restrooms. I understand why they don't like to have them... but it seems to be bass ackwards from the general rule that the more people you have, the more restrooms are necessary... isn't this the general party rule?

    A college party has to have portapotties within a stones throw... throw a million folks into a central hub of a city and take away the bathrooms... definite party foul imo.

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  3. I also looked up "menstruous." Just to be sure. ;)

    Thanks for sharing those.

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  4. Smart move sitting the camera down as nobody should end up on display behind a meat counter. The Speed Hump sign was also great as I love any play on words, especially when the meaning turns semi-filthy. Ha.

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  5. Speed Hump in China Town. Is there any other kind? 4.59/lb

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  6. Your pics and comments crrrraaa-yack me up! Sounds like you're talking right to me...and we'zzzzz laughin' our butts off!

    I really like the crazy doorbell pic...so weird!

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  8. YOU HAD ME DYING LAUGHING OVER HERE "This sign was on the wall in the ladies room of the public library. Is "menstrous" even a word? I had to look it up; it is a word. However, I think to be used properly here, it should be "menstrouses." And there was no box there anyway."

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