One Million Shanghai Expats paraded down Shanghai’s Nanjing Road on Monday to thank the Wuxi China Expatdom for the gift of fire.
The gift of fire is just one of the many gifts of civilized life that Shanghai Expats have received since becoming a colony of the Wuxi China Expatdom in 2011. Shanghai Expats have been introduced to many other aspects of civilization including houses with roofs, toilets, clothes, the wheel, shoes, tools and pointy sticks. But none of these benefits of civilization has been as popular with Shanghai Expats as fire.
Ogg, who works in Shanghai as a financial consultant and took part in the parade, told the WCE Blog that fire has made his food taste so much better. "Before! Food no good!" said Ogg. "Now it is good!"
Moggo, a German Engineer working in Shanghai who also took part in in the parade, told the WCE Blog that he likes how fire keeps him warm in January and February in Shanghai. "Before! Me cold!" said Moggo. "Now me can be warm all year!"
Ugho, who teaches English in Shanghai, told the WCE Blog that he wanted to thank the WCE Sisters of Charity for their help in learning how to use fire. "Mother Teresa show me how it is better to hold food over fire with a stick than using my hands! Now I not burn my hands!" said Ugho.
Besides thanking the Wuxi China Expatdom for fire, the Shanghai Expats also tried to perform some Prisyadka Dancing and to see if they could break the Wuxi China Expatdom record for world’s longest ever conga party line. Medical personnel had to be called in to treat the estimated one hundred thousand Shanghai Expats who injured themselves trying the dance. The injuries and the inability of Shanghai Expats to understand the concept of standing in a line resulted in a cancellation of an attempt to form a Conga Line.