There are countless irritating things in life, but going through a metro turnstile should not be one of them. The flow of commuters often come to a screeching halt when a thoughtless rider had not bothered to prepare his card ready to swipe on the reader, or the clueless commuter had forgotten to top-up (refill the card). Tourists are the usual suspects, but equally guilty are the city’s own denizens, too busy yapping on the cellphone or finishing off a level of Angry Birds.
Hong Kong is not immune to all this. This John Chen‘s CNN-GO article “How to be a Hong Kong Local: 10 Tips on Faking It” pins the above transgression at #9. Read it HERE.