The front page of the Modern Express compares the escalator riding habits of Chinese living in Nanjing with those in Hong Kong.

The side-by-side picture comparison obviously implies that people from Hong Kong are much more well mannered and civilized.

While I don’t disagree that the Chinese across the border are still lacking in civility, I think the comparison is not exactly fair. Plenty of times I find escalators in the Hong Kong subway blocked both left and right. To make matters worse, during peak hours.

The issue I have with certain Mainlanders is their “I am the center of the Universe” attitude, as demonstrated by their inability to move aside even when someone in a hurry asks politely.

Proper Escalator Etiquette

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