By Wyatt Earp | December 29, 2009
It’s time for another edition of the SYLG News Translator. The news story is in italics, and my spot-on translation is in bold. Enjoy!
BEIJING – A shopping centre in China has opened a car park that offers women drivers bigger-than-normal parking spaces to accommodate what it sees as their special needs.
A Chinese shopping center offers women more than enough space to park their cars without the inevitable demolition of surrounding vehicles.
Wang Zheng, an official at the Wanxiang Tiancheng shopping centre in Hebei province’s Shijiazhuang city, told AFP Monday the women-only parking lot aimed to address women’s “strong sense of colour and different sense of distance.”
Wang Zheng told AFP that the spaces were necessary to address women’s different sense of depth perception and terrible sense of driving.
The spaces are “one metre wider than normal parking spaces,” Wang said, adding that the mall had “installed signs and security monitoring equipment that corresponded more to women’s needs.” (H/T – )
The spaces are large enough to accommodate the dual problem of these drivers being both Chinese and female. It also offers video surveillance to allow men the opportunity to laugh at the drivers again and again.