We’ve all seen stylists and salespeople lined up outside their establishments engaged in some sort of song and dance routine, but this takes the cake – by force!
Have North Korean special forces infiltrated this Dandong restaurant’s waitstaff? Did Doctor Who bring a squadron of Red Guard back from the Cultural Revolution to change the course of history? While it’s difficult to ascertain how this restaurant’s waitresses turned into a crack troop of freaky deaky soldiers, one thing is for sure: parents won’t be bribing anyone to get their children a rank in this army.
But on a more serious side, this exposes the plight of those working as unskilled laborers in China – in addition to low wages, which are often held or docked arbitrarily, you have to live in a dorm and be subjected to whatever “management culture” your boss decides to unleash.
The comments on the video, viewed nearly 1.9 million times in one day, mirror the mixture of awe, revulsion and pity that this clip elicits from the viewer:
Mr. Ponder [琢磨先生]: we can depend on this gang of sisters to recover the Diaoyu islands…
dajun: I admit that I just don’t have the conviction – after less than 3 minutes I couldn’t take it anymore!! It’s very spirited, it’s very weird, and it’s certainly very tragic!!!
Perry_Matthew: Classic product of a leftist boss.
Drifting129 [浮沉129]: At the beginning I didn’t understand so I laughed, but after that I was silent…Sorry, I just don’t understand this style! I wasn’t even moved when they performed “On the Way,” which is a song I like. All I got were chills.