Sorry, such a simple word. If the father in this clip had just apologised for his infant son pissing on a woman on the Shanghai Metro this whole ugly scene could have been avoided.
According to witnesses the scene went down like so: baby (quite reasonably) has poor bladder control, pisses on the floor of the subway and a female passenger; female passenger (quite reasonably) is annoyed, asks father to apologise for failing to prevent his kid pissing on people; father (less reasonably) shouts at the woman, asking how a baby should know not to piss; woman (quite reasonably) points out that basic manners mean the man should apologise; father (far less reasonably) threatens woman, screams in her face. It devolves from there. At one point the man calls his friends to come help him… fight with a middle aged woman on the subway.
Rather distastefully, this video has been picked up by a certain strata of Shanghai-ren who are using it as ammunition against migrants from the Chinese interior. To which we say, let he who hasn’t caused a scene on the subway cast the first stone.
[Watch on Kanka News]