Besides, to be fair, if someone (including myself) whine about HK, then it should be alright to whine about another country too, no? Like the UK, US, Australia, and yes, you can whine about Canada too.
Sorry, I didn't mean to cause any offense. It was just my experience. I was in a major transition/move from one country to another, and I couldn't set up mail redirect in the UK because of the rules and there was nothing anyone could or would do to help. It sucked. (Same for missed package deliveries...) I imagine if you live there, especially more permanently, the system, and systems in general, work fine. I was simply amazed with my recent package pick-up experience in HK, because there was no red tape. No requirement to have the "missed delivery" note (which we didn't yet have), and everything was just so straight forward!
And, yes, it's a bit odd with package deliveries in Hong Kong. The building security guard in our building doesn't accept packages for us when we're out. What on earth are they sitting there all day for if not that? Hence why it's perhaps easiest to get packages delivered to work addresses. :/
(But then why does it matter so much, when the online shopping world sucks so much in HK?)
In the US, actually, we have these little red flags on our (gigantic) mailboxes, so we can let the mailman know that there is some outgoing mail in the box to be collected. (Not that I ever used that system...)
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I have been reading a biography of Mick Jagger , in which there are a few mentions of his being short. On one occasion in the 60s, when he met a female fan, he himself exclaimed, "Gosh, how small I am." Recently, there was the contrast with the late L'Wren Scott.
I have now looked it up on the Web and find to my surprise that he is 5ft 10in tall, which is not short for a British man and surely well above the average for one born in the 1940s.
Here is another little thing to like about HK:
you're not short if you're 5ft 5in.
Minor totally unimportant correction: In the UK if your parcel could not be delivered they drop a card through the door giving you the choice of: delivery another day, delivery to a neighbour, collection from a post office of your choice, collection from the office in the middle of an industrial estate.
I like the fact the lifts in the Mandarin Oriental don't have door close buttons.
Always make me chuckle to see panicked people rushing from one side to the other trying to save a few seconds by shutting the door in someones face.
I'm used to the U.S. where those buttons don't work -- a friend who works at OTIS once told me that buildings intentionally don't wire the "close" buttons to work -- but as much as I laugh at people in my office building reaching for the "close" button, at least here it makes a big difference.