A Hong Kong blog that does a lot more than blog
Now that I’m a permanent resident of Hong Kong, I think it’s time for me to get some things off my chest!
Before this, there was that trembling fear of being told to, “Go back where you came from!” by a die hard expat.
But, I’m here to stay and I’ve been here for eight years for a reason. So, don’t get getting your panties in a bunch…
Number 1-The Queue
I don’t like it when I’m lining up for at a restaurant or at Disneyland and someone is rubbing up on my butt for no reason! I can’t move forward and even if I did, it wouldn’t get me what I want any sooner. This lack of patience and understanding of space can be infuriating for me. The worst of it is at Disneyland where the person behind me will literally be breathing down my neck and then sneak to my side to try making the pass. It then forces me to play the game back. I look to the sky as I quickly maneuver back in front of them. Then for the remainder of the line up, I’m forced to put my hands on my hips as widely as possible and constantly sway side to side to keep them at bay.
Number 2-The Reciept
I don’t need a reciept for a green tea I purchased at 7-11! Are there people claiming this as a business expense or something?? I’m fine with getting the old upsell question, “Would you like fries with that?” That’s just smart business.
It’s not that these useless receipts are just a mass waste of paper, it’s the annoyance of being handed a wad full of change back with this useless receipt tucked in it and then having to go find a spot to throw it. Simply ask, “Would you like a receipt?” and the world will be a nicer place.
Number 3-The Yawn
Going on the MTR can be a bit like watching the lions at the zoo. Massive yawns with one thing missing. The hand preventing me from looking halfway down your throat! I can see your fillings and I can hear you moaning at the same time. This is just wrong!
What are your pet peeves? Please let me know in the comments below! And if you’re a receipt giving, lion-yawning, butt-hugger, I apologize in advance!