Thursday, August 18, 2005

GATEWAY PUNDIT reports on the long queues at gas stations in China. Good ol' Jim thinks that it's because of the battle interlocking the Chinese government and its state-owned petrol companies, or something like that.

Nah. It's because of this:
Enterprising petrol stations in western China have taken service to new heights by offering sex with a tank of gasoline.

Some of the more than 1,000 filling stations in the region of Ningxia have been luring motorists with the services of a prostitute along with petrol and diesel oil, an industry publication said.

``Sometimes there is no clear dividing line whether the customers come for gas or sex, but the sex service is based on the condition that you have to buy petrol first,'' said China OGP, which is published by the official Xinhua news agency.

``The term no money, no honey has changed into no petrol, no honey,'' it said.
Gives the phrase "waiting to be served" a different meaning, eh?

UPDATE AUG. 19: Yes, I know the news item is from 1998; I just thought it could 'explain' it anyway.

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