Was waiting for the train.
Saw a man with a crutch in his hand, but walking normally. I thought maybe he was going to give it to a friend who needed it.
Train’s here. He enters and asks for money while walking with the crutch as if his leg was crippled.
○Eunuchs in past China (don’t read if castration bothers you or might be sensitive):
To find eunuchs:
- volontary: men castrate themselves (at this time, no anesthesia)
1.Some criminals were given the possibility between dying or castrating to become an eunuch.
-Rare parents castrate their own child. Other parents sold their child at a young age for a hundred taels to chief eunuchs and they were castrated by official people in charge of castrating with a low risk of dying from it (seems like it was a job at this time).
For a hundred of taels, this sum would allow these parents to live only a few months (scam).
These sold children had to sign an acknowledgement of debt to pay back eunuchs who bought them with money because they were provided with food during their convalescence after emasculation, eunuch uniform, admission fee. In general, it takes them 10 years to pay back everything + interests fees (scam).
-Children were disillusioned with traffickers telling them that they’d find a job that would pay them and directed them towards people in charge of castration (scam).
-Kidnapped and bought by eunuchs, especially young and clever ones because they could gain the favor of a concubine or empress and so be paid and gifted more. The eunuchs who bought them would take everything for them until the retirement of the abducted person (scam).
In dramas, it is not the same feeling LOL (dramas are biggest scams ever? LOL)