It’s a matter of perspective, you see:
“Don’t make me play with that disgusting foreign kid, Grandma! Those barbarians poo in their pants!”
Next time you’re appalled by Chinese people (or any other culture’s people) because they’re doing something that any halfway intelligent and nominally decent person would know not to do, just remember chances are high they feel they same way about you, and not always without reason.
More about where to poo:
- Split-pants vs. Diapers: which do you use? Parents, share your split-pants experience!
- “Bad China Days” [or] How I will eventually LOSE IT and end up on the Chinese evening news
P.S. — And just for kicks, here’s the poop in the potty song (also here – open then scroll down to For The Kids III).
P.P.S. — For the record: I don’t think everything boils down to perspective; it’s not all relative. But a large amount of what we assume about the world — like much of what’s barbaric and what’s civilized, sit-downs or squatties — certainly is.
- Cultural Perspectives (topic)