China Elevator Stories
Fisherman’s Wharf, Dalian: “Do You Think He’ll Catch Anything?”
I stand on the dock and look at fishing boats. A guy in his 60s is watching someone fish with a fishing line.
It’s October 2014. My husband and I spend a week in Dalian. We visit Fisherman’s Wharf (大连渔人码头), the only fisherman’s harbor in downtown Dalian, on a cloudy day.
I stand on the dock and at fishing boats. A guy in his 60s is watching someone fish with a fishing line.
He asks me: “Do you think he’ll catch anything?”
And then, without waiting for an answer, he says: “I don’t think so. The water is too polluted. When I came here 30 years ago, the water was very clean. People caught really big fish.”
Suddenly, the man we talked about catches a fish.
The guy in his 60s says: “Look at that big fish he caught!” He’s laughing like crazy at his joke. In reality, the fish is tiny.
Have you ever visited a fisherman’s harbor?