Now Hongkongers can have even more obnoxious manners

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 13 February, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 13 February, 2010, 12:00am

Hongkongers are not known for their public manners. We make a sport out of shoving aside little children and elderly in our daily mad dash for a seat on the MTR, even if we are getting off at the next stop.

To encourage us to become even more obnoxious than we already are, a publisher has gone to extraordinary lengths. A new book series of kung fu instructions has been put out to update the ancient Chinese fighting style for use in our modern city.

There is a booklet on the wing chun fighting style, which includes moves to make space for yourself in a crowded lift or MTR train compartment, guaranteed not to endear yourself to your fellow travellers.

But we rather like the style of the great egret which involves standing ready on one leg to stay clear of the projectile vomiting of drinking buddies after a wild night out.

It must be the silly and completely tasteless season in local publishing.