Evidently not. Here are otherwise sane, upstanding members of Hong Kong society queuing to get into a shop to look at, possibly buy, a bag. When I saw the red barrier or velvet cord or whatever it’s called, I thought Wah! There must be a celebrity in there, some movie star or celebrated author or something. Turns out people were queuing, god knows how long they’d already been there when I happened to walk past, to look at women’s handbags. I mean, this is supposed to be a society whose members can’t even wait a millisecond for a lift door to close before they start hammering on the “close” button.
But apparently when it comes to handbags they have all the waiting time in the world.
All I’ve ever thought of HK people being impatient I must now rethink. Or maybe they’re just rich mainland tourists.
You know, come to think of it, it could well be shoes they’re lining up to look at. I stand corrected.