China Has Daycare For Husbands Who Hate Shopping

China Has Daycare for Husbands Who Hate Shopping

Some married men love shopping. They adore it. But some absolutely abhor it. And in China, there's a special place wives can ditch them: husband storage!

Called "laogong jicun chu" in Chinese (老公寄存处), which literally means "husband cloakroom", the rest stations are for husbands who are either knackered from shopping or for those who would rather spend their time doing something else.

China Has Daycare for Husbands Who Hate Shopping

The husband cloakrooms seem to have sprung up in cities like Shenzhen around 2010. However, there is at least one example of husband storage prior to that, though. Below, you can see a photo (with an arrow to a husband storage space) that apparently dates from 2006:

China Has Daycare for Husbands Who Hate Shopping

Those dudes look thrilled!

Recently, photos of a newly opened husband cloakroom in Guigang City have appeared online in China. Check them out:

China Has Daycare for Husbands Who Hate Shopping
China Has Daycare for Husbands Who Hate Shopping

The rest areas vary, with some offering a place to watch TV, smoke, or surf the net. Others offer food and drinks to order and books and magazines to read.

China Has Daycare for Husbands Who Hate Shopping
China Has Daycare for Husbands Who Hate Shopping

Some just have benches for the men to sit and think.

China Has Daycare for Husbands Who Hate Shopping

Husband storage doesn't exist in every Chinese shopping center — as Kotaku's Beijing-based reporter Eric Jou points out, he hasn't seen them in Shanghai, Beijing, or Guangzhou.

Here are some hubbie cloakrooms from around the country:

China Has Daycare for Husbands Who Hate Shopping

An arrow leading to...

China Has Daycare for Husbands Who Hate Shopping

Looks, um, fun?

China Has Daycare for Husbands Who Hate Shopping

Beats shopping...

China Has Daycare for Husbands Who Hate Shopping

...I guess?

China Has Daycare for Husbands Who Hate Shopping

"Rest room" as a place to rest — not a toilet!

China Has Daycare for Husbands Who Hate Shopping

Men!

China Has Daycare for Husbands Who Hate Shopping

Now this is one fancy sign. One fancy sign for husband storage.

Photos: Baike, Sina, 80S官方博客, 我唔係肥师奶, AnhuiNews, China Daily, Weibo, DBW, JSW, liao1, Iqilu, Zjxww


Comments

    When my wife wants to visit a particular store, the first thing I look for in there is the boyfriend/husband chair or couch.

      The often termed "husband seat" - a godsend if there ever was one!

    So many jokes could be made from this.

      "Some have benches for the men to sit and think" ... about what they've done.

    I would shop at a place like this. Every time I'm sitting out front of the change rooms waiting for my wife to come back I always wonder why they can't have a pinball machine or something?? Also, why are the change rooms always with the ladies underwear?? I have no interest in ladies underwear........without the ladies inside anyway.

      I remember one time I was at a department store with my wife, outside a very large change room. There was a lot of seating outside and there must have been about a dozen blokes waiting for their partners to try stuff on. Every time the woman would come out, you'd get the "that looks nice dear" even if she looked like a sack of potatoes. Made me chuckle, but I had a thought. Why weren't there scorecards that we could hold up? We could rate each others partners as they came out!

    that guy who jumped the other week should have gone there

      Too soon Junior.

    needs stripper pole, lap dancers and umm some gaming machines or consoles :D

      If they had gaming consoles there my wife would have every excuse to go shopping every weekend and id have no excuse to have a console in the house. Shhh.

    chair+wifi+vending machine+power socket all a man needs

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