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There’s Compartmentalisation And There’s China’s Version Of Compartmentalisation …
July 23, 2014, 6:10 am
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As you get older … meet more people, have more experiences … you find yourself ‘grouping’ your life into bite-sized chunks.

School Friends.

Family Friends.

Work Friends.

Husband/Wife Friends.

We self segment even though in terms of what we are told friendship should be, there probably shouldn’t be any level of separation between them at all … they’re either a friend or they’re not.

Though given I have some stupid rules about when I can define someone as a mate, I’m the last person who should talk.

The reason I say all this is that one of the big things I noticed when I came to Asia was how many people here segmented their lives into micro groups.

For every big group, there’s a bunch of subsets such as:

School friends who like to party.
School friends who are foodies.
School friends who work in similar industries.

OK, I’m generalising and I’m also not explaining my point at all – mainly because I’m not sure what it is, but I know there is one somewhere – but that aside, all this post was actually trying to do was to justify this photo …

… even though what it actually shows is how the Government segments their industry rather than how their people segment their networks.

And for the record, I’m still looking for the ‘advertising practitioners’ hospital in China, though something tells me it might end up being this.


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I’ve segmented this into posts that are more pathetic than usual.

Comment by DH

you mean you think he writes some shit that is less shit than this shit?

Comment by andy@cynic

To be honest Dave, I have to agree with Andy!

Comment by Rob

You have friends?

Comment by Billy Whizz

He’s forgotten you need both people to like each other before you can call yourself friends.

Comment by DH

im so fucking glad your holiday refreshed your bollocks blog writing skills. pile of shite.

Comment by andy@cynic

There’s something nice that they put “post” before “telecommunications”.

Comment by Pete

you sad fuck.

Comment by andy@cynic

is that where bambino campbell is going to be brought into the world? im guessing telecommunications is the closest you could get to a fucking gadget hospital.

Comment by andy@cynic

That’s funny … though let me reassure you, we have not chosen the hospital for the birth of our child based on the number of cool gadgets they own, it’s all been evaluated purely on health and experience grounds.

Look at me being all mature, ha.

Comment by Rob

we all known thats only what youve fucking told jill.

Comment by andy@cynic

To be fair, we have this kind of thing in Germany too. Health insurance for engineers etc. etc. For some bizarre reason I have a life insurance policy with a company that only insures journalists (the bizarre thing being that I haven’t terminated the contract and run off with the cash). Good morning.

Comment by Marcus

Is it a throwback to East German [read: communist] behaviour? That’s not sarcasm, that’s a genuine question … even if it might be wildly wrong.

Oh, and good morning to you too …

Comment by Rob

Well, the health insurance for engineers was set up in 1884, was paused for twenty odd years only to continue in West Germany (as far as I can tell). In 1991, two years after the country was reunified, they had had an influx of 234.795 members from the eastern part of the country… so it would seem that it doesn’t really have anything to do with communism.

It probably has something to do with, training, apprenticeship, guilds and ritual, so it’s probably something medieval.

Comment by Marcus

Medieval … that’s an awesome word isn’t it.

Comment by Rob

Yes, yes it is.

Comment by Marcus

We have dating agencies in the UK specifically for people who like people uniforms. Now THAT’s compartmentalisation.
On that, would you believe the only hot nurse I ever came across was the one who had to shave my nether regions for a procedure when I was a student. God is an evil bastard.

Comment by Northern

Funny you should say that as I have written a post about compartmentalised dating agencies. I bet you’re sooooo excited to hear that aren’t you, ha.

As for your ‘nether region shaving’ … that’s an image that has ensured I won’t be having any dinner tonight.

Comment by Rob

I had my bits shaved by the single most terrifying nurse in the entire history of the universe. Medieval, etc.

Comment by Marcus




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