Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Damn you, body!

I've had two asthma attacks in the past two days. Mostly because I've been climbing lots of stairs and many temples have lots of stairs. It's left me wheezing and short of breath like an old woman.

Also in the midst of my asthma attack today, a man attempted to take advantage of the fact that I couldn't really move to try to get me to sign up for a tour. I almost reached into his ribcage and pulled out his heart. Only I couldn't, because of the asthma.

That said, I saw the Summer Palace today. Product of Dowager Empress Cixi's naval embezzling. I liked Beihai Park better.


Nien said...

i could've been worse. he could've tried to take your wallet or something.

Magniloquence said...

Gah! No getting incapacitated in other countries. *waggles a finger*

But yes, I only saw the first bit in my feed reader, and "tried to get me to sign up for a tour" was not how I thought that was going to end. I'm glad he doesn't have my imagination, or I'd have to find a plane ticket out there to go punch people.

mark said...

Chinese air quality can't help either

lovelesscynic said...

Mark, no the air quality really doesn't help matters.

Mag, I kind of suspect someone did try to pick me up at the Temple of Heaven, but I'm not entirely sure if that was what was going on, people are quite a bit different here.

And Nien, yes I suppose it could have been worse, he could have tried to take my wallet.