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  1. #51

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    I see the love fest has started between the "two brits" of Geo.
    Let you guys cuddle.


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    I do believe that the Chinese culture plays a part in the problems, but I think the fact that we live so close to so many others also plays a part too - that's not really a cultural trait more a geographical trait.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat:
    I see the love fest has started between the "two brits" of Geo.
    Let you guys cuddle.
    They see Matt trollin... they hatin'....

    Why is this your go-to response if someone disagrees with you? Relax Mat.
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    Get a flat directional speaker, so you don't hear the noise, and point it upwards. Play one of these noises through it:

    1. Knife on a bottle
    2. Fork on a glass
    3. Chalk on a blackboard
    4. Ruler on a bottle
    5. Nails on a blackboard

    Source: Journal of Neuroscience, top 10 most unpleasant sounds

    Play it intermittently. Move the speaker to different positions.


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    Mat

    As you are aware I'm ethnicly Chinese and I can't stand the bad manners of locals.

    Whether it be talking with there mouths full, it's even done tvb soaps for crying out loud.

    Not following the arrows on the MTR train exits.
    Not standing in the right side of escalators
    The jabbing of the close door buttons on lifts, next time you're in a lift look closely at the door open and close buttons, you'll see that the close door button is more worn out than the open button.

    Frankly I'm embarrassed by the inconsiderate nature of the majority of locals.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo:
    Not standing in the right side of escalators
    This has got me thinking really. I can't recall encountering an escalator (the vast majority being in and out of an MTR station) that actually says to stand on the right, and let people in a hurry go on the left. I'm sure the old tannoy system message for the escalators was actually to stand on the escalators, and not to walk them. I know in London there were signs to stand on the left. Where does this stand on the right come from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proplus:
    This has got me thinking really. I can't recall encountering an escalator (the vast majority being in and out of an MTR station) that actually says to stand on the right, and let people in a hurry go on the left. I'm sure the old tannoy system message for the escalators was actually to stand on the escalators, and not to walk them. I know in London there were signs to stand on the left. Where does this stand on the right come from?
    Change of policy back in 2011?

    http://www.ordinarygweilo.com/2011/02/stand-still.html
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    Not sure if it'd help, but I believe there's some law specifically listing the time when it would be illegal, there's a difference for weekdays and weekends and public holidays. Normally I'd call the security of the building, and normally they'd give 'warnings' to them, I feel for you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Proplus:
    This has got me thinking really. I can't recall encountering an escalator (the vast majority being in and out of an MTR station) that actually says to stand on the right, and let people in a hurry go on the left. I'm sure the old tannoy system message for the escalators was actually to stand on the escalators, and not to walk them. I know in London there were signs to stand on the left. Where does this stand on the right come from?
    In London the signs say stand on the RIGHT. So maybe it's the colonial influence at work in HK.

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    It's dangerous to walk on escalators. The courteous thing is for everyone to stand...


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