This post was edited by Laowai2? at 2013-3-18 18:20|
I have lived in China long enough to know how closea bond a Chinese family have. I realise that there is legislation involved but most families are happy to help each other when there is a crisis.
At the other end of the spectrum we often see news of passers by avoiding someone who is lying injured in the street in case they are blamed and sued in court for compensation.
However, on three occasions recently I have witnessed incidents that show little consideration for others. At the airport I saw a young mother pushing a toddler in a pushchair struggling to pull a luggage trolley at the same time. No one, not even a staff member offered her any help. On another occasion a mother and daughter (about 8 years old) were struggling to carry a large suitcase up the stairs from the metro. Again no one offered to help. The third incident also at the metro was again a young mother trying to drag a pushchair up the steps and hang on to her daughter at the same time, completely ignored by passers by. And yet on the bus people are only too willing to stand up and offer their seat for the elderly or parents with young children.
Can anyone explain this?