Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Nappy Dread

Attending a trade show at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre recently, I happened to notice that the men's washrooms are equipped with baby changing tables - not something you would have found twenty years ago. Great, I thought, a sign that sexual equality is really making progress.

Not everywhere, though - I mentioned this to a female colleague who has a son between one and two years old. She informed me that her husband has never changed the boy's nappy (diaper to American readers) even once, assuring her that he would throw up if he had one of those smelly things under his nose. Yeah, sure, good excuse....

Incidentally, the HKCEC is a welcome exception to the general rule that all modern architecture in Hong Kong has to be boring.

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