Officials at a residential area in Changchun, Jilin province have seen to it that the local dancing aunties will no longer wreak havoc with their regular sessions of choreographed swirling and slow stepping by placing several parking locks threatening close to one another throughout the community square. The locks serve as a reminder to loitering teens, evening strollers, children and generally all people that no recreational activity of any kind shall take place at this community square, damn it.
While their routine courtyard cavorting seems innocuous enough, China’s infamous dancing aunties have long been the subject of complaint from residents who find their blaring music to be a nuisance. Angry citizens sometimes choose to handle the issue with civility, while others take a more dirty approach. The popular group dancing has even spawned turf wars of sorts, as limited community space has led to feuding between teams of dancers and exercisers.
Obviously, that won’t be a problem in Changchun.