Ben in Hong Kong©

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Octopus

On my way to work today I topped up my Octopus card at a local store. An Octopus card is right up there with sliced bread and the light bulb in regards to inventions.

So when I topped up my card I asked for 100 HKD to be added. But the woman behind the counter added 300 HKD instead my mistake.

Because I was raised well by my parents I pointed out her error but she gestured for me to leave the shop quickly and so I did.

The extra money on my card is the equivalent to

17.6 British Pounds
90.9 rides on the Hong Kong star Ferry
12.5 meals of BBQ pork, rice and vegetables

This has made my day.

bx

1 comment:

mum said...

Brilliant ben. Only problem is with the exchange rate our holiday there is going to cost an awful lot more....gulp... still wouldnt miss it for the world tho x