During this Spring Festival travel rush season, please, take care to follow one important rule: never travel with durian.
A Sichuan woman was stopped from entering a railway station in Chengdu on Sunday because of the two pungent fruits she was carrying along with her. Security officers regretfully informed the distraught woman that due to their noxious odor, durians were not allowed on trains in China.
The woman was quite disappointed to learn this. She had traveled from her hometown where there are no durians for sale and was looking forward to sharing the exotic fruit with her family, Sichuan Online reports.
Still, she wasn’t about to let two perfectly good durians go to waste. The woman immediately began ripping into the prickly fruits with her bare hands and gobbling up the tasty flesh inside. Knowing that her stomach was not equal to the task, she invited passersby to have a bite or two as well.
Eventually, the durians were no more and the woman passed freely through the security check. Hopefully, they gave her some gum before she left.
A strikingly similar occurred last March with one determined woman wolfing down 5kg of durian after being barred from taking the fruit inside an Anhui train station. Only stopping when her train was about to leave and her nose began to bleed.
While some enjoy the sweet taste of Southeast Asia’s “King of Fruits,” many find the smell simply unbearable. Back in 2013, Sydney officials evacuated a building after mistaking the smell of durian for a gas leak.
The woman is just the latest in a long line of practical Chinese travelers who have quickly resolved their disputes with train station security. Last year, one migrant worker simply slaughtered a pair of chickens he was carrying to get on a train, while another guy chugged down an entire bottle of baijiu to satisfy security.
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