There’s danger around every corner in this town.
So I’m at Carrefour (the french version of “walmart” only better) and as I get to the bottom of the escalator my shoe string gets sucked into it…which I don’t realize until I hit the floor, flat on my face. I have to crawl backwards to try to free my leg from the escalator. NOT ONE PERSON comes over to help me, thank you very much. I did get some weird looks though. Anyway, I did managed to pull my now-shredded shoestring out.
You know ironically, Shanghai is one of the safest cities ever…crimewise. You could be dressed in a towel, punch drunk with the queen’s crown on your head and make it home safely. (I mean, not that I would know that personally or anything). But boy, you better make sure you have your damn shoes tied.