We don’t sit on the ground in China!!!!
One thing we noticed here in China is that no one sits on the ground with out something, like a newspaper, between them and the ground, step, or whatever it is they are sitting on. In fact, many of them squat rather then sit. When we just sit on a step they kinda look at us funny, and at first we never knew why, but now we do. I think that they squat because there is always so much construction and everything gets so dusty so quick here that they just don’t want to get their clothes dirty by sitting on the ground. With dry cleaning a major why that people wash their clothes, or by washing them in the sink, and some a washing machine, the longer u can keep them clean the better. They also don’t have dryers here so when you do was your clothes it takes about a day to 2 days for them to dry completely, at least for my anyways. Also, Chinese people don’t own the large amount of clothes like we do in the states, so that is another reason why it is important to keep their clothes clean. I still think it is weird to see a whole bunch of people squatting rather then just sitting, or sitting in paper. But when in China keep your clothes clean by poppin a squat.