BEIJING: China's capital registered a boom in online orders for condoms and sportswear rather than masks and air purifiers, as the city of over 22 million people reeled under the first-ever red alert for rising levels of pollution.
While it is easy to imagine a sharp rise in orders for antipollution products on smoggy days, a boom in the sales of condoms and sports-wear might be a little unexpected, official media here reported.
probably the Chinese stay at home and enjoy BED SPORTS?
Yes, quite logical when one comes to think of it. I am reminded of a ( supposedly true ) story of a small American town in the late 1880's. The town consumed three times the per-capita of other towns in the region for baby products. The intrigued company sent a social scientist to research the phenomenon as to why nearly three times the number of babies were being born there as compared to other towns. One old timer finally told the researcher, " It's all due to the RAILWAY schedule. The Intercoastal Express train ( which does not stop in that town ) passes through with a long, loud air-horn blast at about 5.30 a.m. It is too early to get up and too late to sleep again, so..... " ( You must remember that in the 1800's use of condoms was not much prevalent.
ha.. ha.. already Govt has implementsd 2 child policy, now many of them can enjoy bed sports without helmets
S L Gera
Kejriwal's odd/even car system will raise the demand in India too :)
I believe once Odd-Even is implemented in Delhi, Populations growth will go up in Delhi
So many humourous, comments made my morning.
Due to Fog Schools and Offices are closed so people are free to do something for passing time. And So demand for condoms has increased
Chines people enjoy the smog holiday at home ..
this article failed to explain why they was a boom in those two products? is it because of some valid reason, or just a coincidence?