jamiebowen0306 (jamiebowen0306) wrote,
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jamiebowen0306

Panic Buying In China.

One of the funniest things I've seen in China is how they're reacting to the panic over the Japanese nuclear problems.

We're on the coast here, and I swear that if I hear another person say "What happens if the wind blows in our direction?" I'll fricking scream, I swear I will. There are strictly speaking there are 365 possible directions that it could blow, so what makes you think it'll blow in our direction? And even if it does, it's the same distance between here and there as there is between London and Chernobyl, so will there really be a problem?

Anyhow, they're going nuts over salt. They're convinced that the Iodine in the salt will protect them, and that they better stock up before it gets polluted. The result is, they're going nuts for salt. I swear I saw one woman buy Y300 (300 Yuans worth) of salt in a country where the average income is about Y8100. Nuts. She's going to be using that damn salt for ever, and is more likely to die of a heart attack from the high blood pressure the salt causes than the actual radiation.

That having been said, this is the only country in the world that I've seen great sand bags of Mono-sodium Glutamate being sold (and I really am not kidding about that, these damn bags are huge).
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