When you got to go; you got to go. Unless, your primary school somehow has just one bathroom for the entire freaking school, then you have to wait in line behind 200 other frantic kids before you can go.
That’s the current situation at one primary school in Hangzhou, according to China Youth International. When the bell rings to end class it’s a race to see who can get an open stall or at least a place in line within sight of the bathroom entrance. Teachers take shifts to keep order in the line, which sometimes can stretch to 200 kids who all really need to use the bathroom.
Kids have adapted and don’t dare try to go to the bathroom during the 10 minute break between classes unless it’s an emergency. Many even say that they are too scared to drink water during school.
The four-floor building was built in the 1980s and planned to only support the bathroom needs of 12 classes of primary students. Now, the school has 20 classes and a serious problem on their hands. China Youth International reports that the local government is aware of the problem and plans to solve it soon by building bathroom extensions on each floor. But, we wouldn’t suggest holding your breath or anything else.
It can turn into an entrepreneurial opportunity for people who live in the area.
by Alex Linder
[Images via youth.cn]