Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Can I Take Your Temperature?

Two friends of mine (names withheld in case the Chinese government reads my blog) were hired to work at an English summer camp in China. They arrived in Shanghai the other day and were greeted by this:

Chinese health inspectors came on to their flight wearing HAZMAT-ish suits and took everyone's temperature to check for swine flu. What you can't see is the "thermometer." I was told by my friend that the thermometers were shaped like guns and that they were placed on their foreheads. Nothing like having a gun held up to your head by men in HAZMAT suits after a 10+ hour flight.

1 comment:

Jay said...

They did the same thing with the gun when we crossed from China to Hong Kong (although not from Hong Kong to China) albeit without the suit.