The scanner did give the QR the rejected red cross, but because there was no one manning the entrance (as there seldom is) nobody noticed.
What they did notice was that I wasn't wearing a mask and hurriedly asked me to put one on whilst I simultaneously scanned the QR code again (when they were in the immediate vicinity). Of course it pinged red again and yet they STILL didn't notice because they're blinded by their petty mask obsession.
I of course refused the mask "i'm just going to order then I'll sit down to wait" - Once you're sitting you're eating in the HK fucked up world of compliance.
So I ordered a drink (which I didn't really want - McD is shit really and we all know it), drank it leisurely at my seat and then left.
So yeah, as my friend wrote above, there are always weaknesses in the system.
If you go places where they don't actively check that you scan the code, what stops you from using a screenshot of a blue QR?
The wider point is that certain people claim that you have to 100% comply, when clearly it’s often easy not to..
But apologies if calling it a red cross rather than a red triangle made you embarrass yourself.
Thank you and good night.
Last edited by Sage; 27-08-2022 at 02:16 AM. Reason: Proof