Living in China is nice, most all of your neighbors are quiet and go to bed early. Usually each apartment complex has guards at night and a gate that closes at a decent hour, but the gate can become a nuisance if you come home late. Why? Well because its an electronic gate that only a gate keeper can open, you don't get a key. It closes around 9pm, so if you are out much later you either A) climb over the gate (not too high) or B) try to push the heavy gate which will set off the alarm in the gate keepers house and wake him up, which in turn his family and then you feel like shit. I have tried both ways. One night I came home around 1:30am and of course the gate was closed. I felt really bad for coming in so late and didn't want to wake the gate keeper, so I decided to climb over it. I'm short, so the difficulty level was higher (no pun intended) for me. I threw my bag over and managed to somehow get one leg over with the help of a ledge. I was almost all the way over when the gate started to open, therefore nearly crushing my legs; apparently the gate keeper's alarm goes off when the gate is nudged in any way, so much for me trying to be courteous.
|Not my actual apartment gate but its very similar and the same size lol|
|Definitely what I looked like, until I was rescued by a man with lung cancer|
|Even the animals stare at you funny. |
I'm sure they are thinking: "What the hell is that thing? Will it eat me?"