It’s a cliché to say that men—or, if you want to be gender neutral, “non-shopping companions”—don’t do well at malls. (For example, these “miserable men of Instagram.”) And in China, nifty facilities for shopping-averse men has popped up in some malls, reports Kotaku. These “husband storage” facilities—also referred to as “husband restrooms” and “husband play areas“—act as both rest stations and meeting points for men who prefer sitting around to digging through the racks. After their lady is finished shopping, she can return to the storage room and pick up her husband, much she would a winter coat left with a coat check. Kotaku reports:
Called “laogong jicun chu” in Chinese (老公寄存处), which literally means “husband cloakroom,” the rest stations are for husbands who are either knackered from shopping or for those who would rather spend their time doing something else.
Read more: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2014/01/some-chinese-malls-have-husband-storage-facilities-for-the-shopping-averse/#ixzz2prEJdNdI
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