LOOK: Foreigners Seen Picnicking, Drinking Wine On Shanghai Metro
Locals aren't the only ones
Just in case you thought Shanghaiers were the only ones who ate on the metro, several foreigners made 'chicken foot' lady look like a model passenger after they were observed on Friday evening feating and tippling glasses of wine on Shanghai's Line 11.
Fellow passengers took photos of the group of four as they whipped out a foldable table on the metro train's floor, set it with cutlery plates and napkins and dined on bread, cheese and wine like they were at some pop-up supper club. Luckily they weren't eating any melon seeds or this story could have been much darker
While eating on the metro is technically not illegal, it is strongly discouraged. Several Shanghai lawmakers tried to pass a ban back in 2013, but it was scrapped due to public backlash. So unfortunately, the picnic pioneers probably won't see any punishment for dining on 'Subway sandwiches.'
Fortunately, they were flagellated online. “This is really bad!” said one netizen. “I hope they’ll quickly investigate and hand out an appropriate penalty!”