No Dogs, No Smoking, No Grenades
There are a lot of “don’ts” in this world. The American equivalent of “No shirts, no shoes, no service” seems to vary from country to country.
In Southeast Asia, the regulation of durian, a very smelly but popular fruit to locals, is about on par with smoking in the states. Instead, of the ubiquitous “no smoking” signs, we see “no durian” signs with the fruit crossed out the same way.
But today we saw our first “No grenades” sign. It was number one on the list of things not to do at the mall we were entering. It’s important to consider that this kind of self-regulation is aimed at law abiding citizens, since I think these types of signs aren’t likely to deter a hardened criminal.
We couldn’t help but wonder if checking your grenades at the door was an option.
It’s worth noting that knives and guns are completely fine.
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 5:48 am EDT
Phnom Penh, Cambodia