The fine line on annoyance
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EVER wondered what's so terrible about flicking an MTR card that it would warrant a $5,000 fine? The more technologically minded would assume a damaged card might clog up the exit machines. So much for the techno-wizards' world view.
After weeks of undercover MTR investigations, we can reveal all. 'Oh, it's just because it annoys the other passengers,' an MTR executive told us.
Annoys?! Five grand because it might be bothersome? If that's the criterion, the mind boggles at the annoyance factor of everyday activities the MTR turns a blind eye to.
How about clipping finger nails? We reckon $8,000 (non-rush hour) and $10,000 rush hour. Clipping toes nails? $25,000 (first offence), three years imprisonment each following toe. Grabbing women's backsides? $6,000. Frontsides? $12,000. Nose-picking? That will cost you $15,000. Subsequent flicking and you'll be up for $30,000 and two years in Stanley Prison.