July 27, 2010

How do you like your watermelon?

Will that be sliced or diced?

Guangdong, China, 2010

It always puzzled me why people in China feel so free to throw their rinds on the ground even when a pail for the purpose is proffered. Then someone told me, "Cleaning that up is someone else's job"! Okay, so that is that. For now. At least until the same consciousness about littering that Westerners have learned just this past century moves over to China. And believe me, it will.

This photo of red watermelon is posted for the meme Ruby Tuesday hosted by Mary. Click on the link and find many more links to posts about RED.

13 comments:

Jama said...

Try doing that in Singapore, and one is liable for a fine of a few hundred dollars! that's how we managed to keep our city clean. Only when it hit their pocket will people stop the habit! lol

I like the watermelon diced and chilled, please.

stan said...

good dessert to have on a hot day!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Makes for a sticky mess to clean up...and so obviously a pail is there for the rinds. Hmmmm.

Love watermelon I do!!!

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Auntie E said...

I guess it has to do with culture. I have notice in other countries things are different.
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tapirgal said...

I used to think that eating watermelon was about getting it all over your face. My age is showing now, because I think I prefer to avoid total mess. The dicing will be fine :) (I love watermelon.)

EG Wow said...

"Someone else's job." Seems like we have quite a few Canadians who think that too.

Kate Peterson said...

We save our watermelon rinds for the horses...they LOVE them and they think its quite a treat!

Jacob said...

Doesn't make much sense to throw stuff on the ground right next to a trash can...but, we do crazy things here, too.

I was surprised and delighted that you and Tapirgal are friends.

Manang Kim said...

I save our watermelon for the deers. I love watermelon dice and cold. ^_^ happy Tuesday!

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Life Ramblings said...

perfect treat for hot summer days.

Icy BC said...

That's interesting about the grind! Yummy watermelon though!

Hilda said...

Sigh. Sounds like Filipinos… Even in our office I need to blow my top every few months or so just to get people to clean up after themselves in our pantry. Hate, hate, hate it. The downside to being so used to having maids.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Mess or no mess and it all depends upon the occasion - I love, love, love watermelon!

Fantastic photo!