It appears that the Shenzhen Metro does not in fact have a “no shirt, no pants, no service” policy in place.
A couple of images of a woman riding the subway in only her underwear have been publicized recently by local media and then shared across Chinese social media. According to NetEase, the incident occurred at around 8 p.m. on May 9th at the Shenzhen Window of the World station.
The woman appeared to be off in her own little world, likely intoxicated, completely oblivious of fellow passengers. The report states that other riders quickly gave the woman her space, though the two images upload seem to show people taking it in stride — “You’ll never believe who i’m sitting beside!” She got off in a few stops.
Netizens have reacted with predictable class, wondering if there are not bigger, higher-quality images of the incident in question.
“I need to start riding the subway more,” one netizen quipped.
Maybe she thought it was No Pants Subway Ride day?
Meanwhile, on the day before, a netizen uploaded another image from the Shenzhen Metro, showing a woman choosing to take off her shoes and squat on her metro seat.
So, generally back to business as usual. Last year, nine passengers were injured in a Shenzhen subway stampede that was triggered by a fainting passenger. In 2013, one Shenzhen woman got famous for pooping on the subway platform.
[Images via NetEase]