An astonishingly impractical complaint box outside a labor and social security supervision complaints center has become the target of widespread mockery on Chinese social media after a photo of the box was posted onto Weibo earlier this week.
The tip-off box is located beside a stairway, some 3 meters above the ground, outside the center in Baoji, Shaanxi province, causing some netizens to joke that to make a complaint, locals either need to bring a ladder or Yao Ming.
In addition, a surveillance camera also watches over the box, further helping to ward off any adventurous whistleblowers.
The director of the center said that the box had been installed back in 2008 and hadn’t been used much since then, explaining that nowadays most people prefer to file complaints online or over a hotline. The official added that the surveillance camera had been installed in 2012 to watch the door, not the box.
In response to all the ridicule, the center has moved the complaints box, placing it at a more reasonable level where it is also shielded from the view of the surveillance camera.
[Images via cnwest.com]
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