“I could die”
These words began to run through my head.
After the disinfectant had been applied, and the dog was no longer attacking, I shouted out to the building where the dog was probably kept.
“Wei-wei (Chinese), hello (English)”
And from inside the building came out a man in a public security uniform, apparently it was a public security building.
Showing the wound.
“That dog bit me, I might die of rabies”
I don’t understand Chinese, so I wrote on a piece of paper in the simplest possible Chinese characters.
Then one of the two public security officers came out and took the paper and pen.
What on earth?
I thought furiously, but my life was at stake and I was desperate.
“Why are you not worried?”
I write on a piece of paper.
Then he picks up a pen and says
“I was bitten two months ago too, but I’m OK now.”
wrote the younger officer.
“Oh, you too?”
I was tempted to say,, but as far as I know, rabies has an incubation period, and I’ve been exposed to rabies after two years.
“Isn’t that an incubation period?”
I told him that, but he insisted that he was fine, and so did the slightly older public safety officer who came out with him.
“It’s all right, it’s all right.”
I don’t know what he’s talking about, but he keeps saying.
“Well, you’d better eat”
And I’m not sure how it’s going to turn out, only that he’s written it on a piece of paper.
I took that to mean:
“I’m sorry our dog bit you, have a bite to eat and you’ll be in a better mood”
That’s what I took it to mean.
In an unfamiliar turn of events, the dog bite was left out of the story and I was treated to a meal. He served me a bowl of cold fried rice mixed with white rice and fried eggs, with no side dishes.
“I can’t eat any more!”
A full stomach is a happy stomach,” he said.
With a full belly, I thought it over, but instead of going back or making an emergency evacuation, I continued up the hill. Mentally I was overwhelmed, a dog bite and a long walk up the hill was not something I wanted to do, but there was no one to help me, if I didn’t go on, who would?[Related posts]
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