When I went downstairs last Sunday morning, someone had spread their recently washed laundry over all the scooters outside our building. Hardly anyone uses clothes driers here, so most balconies usually have a slew of laundry hanging to dry. But I've never seen laundry just chillin on a row of scooters. As an American with an ingrained sense of individuality and personal space, my first reaction was to think, "How dare someone presume to hang their laundry on my property!" But then I remembered that I was in Taiwan and that nobody really gave a crap about these kinds of things. After all, what was the harm? It was just kind of annoying having to extricate my scooter from underneath this person's sheets, but that's the type of thing that you're not supposed to mention for the sake of social harmony.
Here's Ian trying to get his scooter out from underneath a comforter without making it fall on the ground.
I asked my student if this was normal, and she said it was. She's Taiwanese so I'll take her word for it!