New Training Manual For China's Bus Drivers

China's bus drivers and ticket sellers have been urged to leave communism behind. The new training manual says a driver no longer needs to address a passenger as "comrade." It's now the rule to refer to the passenger as "sir" or "madam."

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Communist China has taken yet another step down the road of decadent capitalism. Bus drivers and ticket sellers received a new training manual. A driver no longer needs to address a passenger as comrade. It's now the rule to refer to the passenger as sir or madam. The one exception is older Chinese who are used to the old ways and are not expected to change any time soon. They can continue to be comrades as long as they want.

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