Sunday, December 4, 2011


Tiger Father and family are moving house to another compound. Before we left, I thought I'd better take a photo of my favourite sign in our current compound, a list of don'ts for the children's playground.

Only six don'ts. Not so bad really. But pay close attention to No.6. It's an easy mistake to make.

Thankfully, because of this sign, the incidence of children having to play among beef hearts, stomach linings and sheep brains carelessly left lying on swings and slides has decreased noticeably in recent months. Horseplay is still worryingly common, however, as is acting the goat.

Then I started wondering if my new compound's playground would have a sign as good as this. So I went to take a look. Here's what I found:

It was a bit hard to see, so I took a close-up.

So remember, please be considerate and don't go inconveniencing people while they're trying to play by riding bicycles around or kicking footballs. And remember to vacate the area by 8.00pm.

Oh yeah and no shitting.

If only Beijing zoo had thought to erect such a sign. You'll know what I mean if you've read my post Who's Poo at the Zoo?

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