And the only reason your canto is as good as you claim is because your wife is a canto speaker! You speak it at home! Do you think you would be as good if you hadn't married a local?
Anyone who rips off their customers isn't fling to last long when they are found out. You're talking complete crap as usual. If stallholders had rigged their scales and the 'locals' know about it do you think they stay in business just by ripping off gweilo's. You have concocted this pathetic fantasy in your head and now you are too dogmatic to back down.
Another classic Watercooler thread
No, I learn the bulk of cantonese from lessons and my own proactive attempts at speaking it. My wife came later to correct it.
Like I said, none of this is strictly necessary to live in HK. But I choose to make my everyday life easier and enrich my knowledge of other cultures (cantonese). And yes, I was doing all this with a full-time job.
"It can make your everyday life much more convenient"-Maybe in the depths of the New Territories, but on the Island, i find I do fine thank you.