Shops that get us a bad name

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 27 February, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 27 February, 1993, 12:00am

IS it fact or fiction that the prosperity of Hongkong can be attributed significantly to its tourists? If this is indeed fact then many of the camera stores in Tsim Sha Tsui take little notice of this.

Rudeness towards clients is a sad fact of shopping in many of these stores, and there are rip-offs daily.

Recently, the manager of one of these shops slapped a female customer across the face and then turned on her boyfriend. The issue was resolved with the help of the police who gave the manager a warning.

What hope have the well-mannered and honest shopkeepers of Hongkong got when others display such totally disgraceful behaviour.