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Jan 26, 2021 - 10:27:45 PM

QldPicker

Australia

228 posts since 4/17/2020

Better make sure your bloomers are presentable and clean!


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-27/china-coronavirus-new-invasive-quarantine-rules-lunar-new-year/13094370

Edited by - QldPicker on 01/26/2021 22:33:35

Jan 26, 2021 - 10:35:12 PM

PaulRF

Australia

3159 posts since 2/1/2012

Sounds like a pain in the rear end.

Jan 26, 2021 - 10:38:08 PM
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QldPicker

Australia

228 posts since 4/17/2020

quote:
Originally posted by PaulRF

Sounds like a pain in the rear end.


Time to drag out the G string and hope for no sharps, flats or buzzing.laugh 

Jan 27, 2021 - 1:09:15 AM
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maxmax

Sweden

1472 posts since 8/1/2005

Interesting new assignment for some of the airport staff. indecision

Jan 27, 2021 - 1:18:14 AM
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3216 posts since 4/29/2012

As long as it's done in the order: Throat - Anus not vice versa it wouldn't worry me.

Jan 27, 2021 - 1:39:17 AM

2880 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by AndrewD

As long as it's done in the order: Throat - Anus not vice versa it wouldn't worry me.


Maybe a utilising a similar swab labelling convention to this towel may help.


 

Jan 27, 2021 - 1:58:40 AM

Ciao

Mali

3116 posts since 5/15/2011

If she's purty and at least looks like she's enjoying herself, I'm good with it.

Jan 27, 2021 - 2:11:46 AM
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maxmax

Sweden

1472 posts since 8/1/2005

New job title: Anal Swab Specialist - ASS

Jan 27, 2021 - 2:47:01 AM
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579 posts since 9/6/2019

From what I heard when they do the nasal swab they go so far in that they are pretty much killing two birds with one stone.

Jan 27, 2021 - 3:06:35 AM
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4348 posts since 5/29/2004

In my opinion with all this virus hanging about killing folk, anyone insisting on traveling abroad needs a kick up the arse not a swab.

Jan 27, 2021 - 4:03:21 AM

figmo59

USA

32581 posts since 3/5/2008

Now this thing has just been.....
Shoved up yer ass....

Jan 27, 2021 - 4:24:28 AM

2880 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by Chris Meakin

If she's purty and at least looks like she's enjoying herself, I'm good with it.


Maybe if she bought me a drink first......

Jan 27, 2021 - 1:30:42 PM

QldPicker

Australia

228 posts since 4/17/2020

B O H I C A

Jan 27, 2021 - 3:12:20 PM

11494 posts since 1/15/2005

Wow ....... have no intention going there anyway.

I have numerous friends who have worked there, some of whom made a fortune there over the years, but for the most part none of them ever want to set foot in the country again. Among the problems was never being told the truth, totally corrupt business dealings, and maybe the last straw .... getting paid!

Jan 27, 2021 - 7:03:55 PM
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RonR

USA

1763 posts since 11/29/2012

I think I'll go over to the "Kitchen carts" discussion.

Jan 27, 2021 - 7:08:13 PM
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J e f f

USA

3531 posts since 12/16/2009

I gave at the office.

Jan 27, 2021 - 7:44:22 PM

9847 posts since 8/22/2006

The GRAYS have been doing this kind of probing for eons and now China has caught on to the practice. what are they looking for exactly?

Jan 27, 2021 - 7:48:29 PM
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nakigreengrass

New Zealand

5553 posts since 5/16/2012

At least UFO abductees will be able to share stories with folks coming back from China.

Jan 27, 2021 - 8:42:11 PM
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Buddur

USA

2888 posts since 10/23/2004

As long as they get in and get out.

I hate it when they swab... and swab... and swab.

Jan 27, 2021 - 8:55:03 PM

9847 posts since 8/22/2006

Reminds of the joke about the bear hunter. The punch line You are not coming here to hunt are you?

Jan 28, 2021 - 4:05:39 AM

maxmax

Sweden

1472 posts since 8/1/2005

quote:
Originally posted by BanjoLink

Wow ....... have no intention going there anyway.

I have numerous friends who have worked there, some of whom made a fortune there over the years, but for the most part none of them ever want to set foot in the country again. Among the problems was never being told the truth, totally corrupt business dealings, and maybe the last straw .... getting paid!


I lived and worked there for a year and traveled there extensively before that. While there is quite a culture shock and a number of things I don't particularly enjoy myself, China is a gigantic country with tons of amazing things to see and people to meet as well. I'm truly happy for the experience I had and will definitely travel there again eventually.

I'm not trying to persuade you to visit if you don't want to and I don't doubt the things you've heard are true for those people, but just wanted to level out the negativity from my own experience.

Jan 28, 2021 - 6:19:07 AM

9847 posts since 8/22/2006

You could talk like a pirate ass you swab the decks. WHAT DID YOU SAY??...I said decks.. decks like on a ship.. Oh that's what I though.

Edited by - 5B-Ranch on 01/28/2021 06:20:16

Jan 28, 2021 - 6:27:11 AM

9847 posts since 8/22/2006

Changing shifts at the swabbing stations and you find yourself with a invading horde of tourist from Brazil. Are you going to complain?do your job!

m.youtube.com/watch?v=AXjT2v5jJs8

Edited by - 5B-Ranch on 01/28/2021 06:28:03

Jan 28, 2021 - 6:53:40 AM

11494 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by maxmax
quote:
Originally posted by BanjoLink

Wow ....... have no intention going there anyway.

I have numerous friends who have worked there, some of whom made a fortune there over the years, but for the most part none of them ever want to set foot in the country again. Among the problems was never being told the truth, totally corrupt business dealings, and maybe the last straw .... getting paid!


I lived and worked there for a year and traveled there extensively before that. While there is quite a culture shock and a number of things I don't particularly enjoy myself, China is a gigantic country with tons of amazing things to see and people to meet as well. I'm truly happy for the experience I had and will definitely travel there again eventually.

I'm not trying to persuade you to visit if you don't want to and I don't doubt the things you've heard are true for those people, but just wanted to level out the negativity from my own experience.


I guess I should have tempered my remarks by saying that it was the work experience and working with the hierarchy that was so distasteful, not the average citizen.  As a matter of fact, one of my friends who had been working there for year kept a guitar in a locker there and when he would visit he would take the guitar to a park and sit on a bench and play and sing.  He said as many as a thousand Chinese citizens would gather around and he would have them joining in and clapping and having a good time.

The bad experiences came dealing with the business men who they were working with or for and government officials.  One friend was traveling to an expo there and had brought with him about 1000 brochures to hand out at the expo.  The customs official wanted to charge him a $3.00 per brochure fee for bringing them in.  My friend told him just to keep them because he was not going to pay.  He had done the same thing before and never charged a penny.

All of my friends that worked there said that after you had signed a contract to do the work, that is when the person they were dealing with thought it was time to negotiate the contract ..... not before being signed.  They all said that don't expect your last payment of your contract.  When you were through with your work, and back in the states they knew you had no leverage, so they just wouldn't pay.  Getting paid otherwise was a problem also.

I know that everyone did not have these experiences so maybe it is not fair to characterize the was business is conducted there, but all of my friends seemed to have the same experiences.  One of my friend's Chinese agent told him what he would have to do to get a job there, and lying was a big part of it, so my friend merely refused.

Jan 28, 2021 - 7:06:49 AM

maxmax

Sweden

1472 posts since 8/1/2005

quote:
Originally posted by BanjoLink
quote:
Originally posted by maxmax
quote:
Originally posted by BanjoLink

Wow ....... have no intention going there anyway.

I have numerous friends who have worked there, some of whom made a fortune there over the years, but for the most part none of them ever want to set foot in the country again. Among the problems was never being told the truth, totally corrupt business dealings, and maybe the last straw .... getting paid!


I lived and worked there for a year and traveled there extensively before that. While there is quite a culture shock and a number of things I don't particularly enjoy myself, China is a gigantic country with tons of amazing things to see and people to meet as well. I'm truly happy for the experience I had and will definitely travel there again eventually.

I'm not trying to persuade you to visit if you don't want to and I don't doubt the things you've heard are true for those people, but just wanted to level out the negativity from my own experience.


I guess I should have tempered my remarks by saying that it was the work experience and working with the hierarchy that was so distasteful, not the average citizen.  As a matter of fact, one of my friends who had been working there for year kept a guitar in a locker there and when he would visit he would take the guitar to a park and sit on a bench and play and sing.  He said as many as a thousand Chinese citizens would gather around and he would have them joining in and clapping and having a good time.

The bad experiences came dealing with the business men who they were working with or for and government officials.  One friend was traveling to an expo there and had brought with him about 1000 brochures to hand out at the expo.  The customs official wanted to charge him a $3.00 per brochure fee for bringing them in.  My friend told him just to keep them because he was not going to pay.  He had done the same thing before and never charged a penny.

All of my friends that worked there said that after you had signed a contract to do the work, that is when the person they were dealing with thought it was time to negotiate the contract ..... not before being signed.  They all said that don't expect your last payment of your contract.  When you were through with your work, and back in the states they knew you had no leverage, so they just wouldn't pay.  Getting paid otherwise was a problem also.

I know that everyone did not have these experiences so maybe it is not fair to characterize the was business is conducted there, but all of my friends seemed to have the same experiences.  One of my friend's Chinese agent told him what he would have to do to get a job there, and lying was a big part of it, so my friend merely refused.


Yeah, unfortunately that does not surprise me too much. I have a friend that's lived in Shanghai for about fifteen years. Last I spoke to him he was half-joking, half-serious about writing a book called "How To Not Do Business in China". But still, there's a lot of really beautiful and neat things to see there that you simply won't see anywhere else.

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