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Leaving HK - things you missed

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    One thing I definitely won't miss is HK Banking!


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    I'm confused by this everything shuts at 5pm in the UK thing. Perhaps Hull is unique? I left there two years ago. The local shop shut at 9pm. Within 5 mnutes drive were two that shut at 10pm. Then of course there were three 24 hour supermarkets within 15 minutes drive. The shopping centre shut at 8pm I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    I'm confused by this everything shuts at 5pm in the UK thing. Perhaps Hull is unique? I left there two years ago. The local shop shut at 9pm. Within 5 mnutes drive were two that shut at 10pm. Then of course there were three 24 hour supermarkets within 15 minutes drive. The shopping centre shut at 8pm I think.
    That's to maximise the window of opportunity for shoplifters and armed robberies
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor:
    That's to maximise the window of opportunity for shoplifters and armed robberies
    So so true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    I'm confused by this everything shuts at 5pm in the UK thing. Perhaps Hull is unique? I left there two years ago. The local shop shut at 9pm. Within 5 mnutes drive were two that shut at 10pm. Then of course there were three 24 hour supermarkets within 15 minutes drive. The shopping centre shut at 8pm I think.
    My Hometown is Bristol and Shops such as O2 and EE etc closing at 5pm is just plain weird to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo:
    My Hometown is Bristol and Shops such as O2 and EE etc closing at 5pm is just plain weird to me.
    How dare shops let their staff have a home life when someone can't wait a maximum of a whole 15 hours to get a new mobile phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo:
    My Hometown is Bristol and Shops such as O2 and EE etc closing at 5pm is just plain weird to me.
    On the flip side it's nearly impossible to buy anything before 10am in HKG.

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