The new post-97 police uniform got the cold shoulder from Hong Kong finest, according to the Hong Kong Daily News. The boys in blue thought the design too 'sissy'. The new design is set to replace the existing green summer uniform and consists of white shirt and blue trousers. But critics claimed the new togs made cops look like school students. 'It is too sissy and not masculine enough to scare off the thugs,' said one policeman testing out the design. Senior officials who have a final say on the design slammed the uniform as 'old fashioned' and 'out of style'. Some said it did not live up to the 'one country, two systems' ideal. Why? Because it made Hong Kong cops look like mainland Public Security Bureau. Perhaps the force needs a helping hand from Armani or Calvin Klein. no PR in PA Lost your child in the crowd? Then put a message over the public address system. Lost your wife in the crowd? Forget it - she's too old. That's the loud and clear message from the management at the Hong Kong Convention Centre. The Oriental Daily News claimed a 70-year-old man lost his wife at a recent Food Expo only to be told that he could not use the tannoy to announce a rendezvous point. Such a service is reserved solely for missing children, they said. Thankfully the man found his wife, three hours later! peep shame horror A man published an apology in a Chinese newspaper for videotaping his friends in his toilet, claimed the Sing Pao Daily. The Discovery Bay tenant said he secretly filmed his friends and visitors going about their business in the washroom. What's worse, the notice read, he even showed the film to friends later on. The man apparently placed the apology through a deep sense of guilt and shame. Whether the notice is a genuine attempt at repentance or just a gag remains to be seen. unsuper model Electronic dictionaries are not be trusted, according to Next magazine. Some electronic models claim October is the ninth month of the year and November the tenth. The Instant Dict EB800H Super model has problems reading the time, the magazine claims, and can't talk properly. What's worse, the machine doesn't recognise the word December and goes mute if you key in the festive month. The magazine claimed the company vowed to repair the machines, but only under request. pick a packet or two Condoms are one of the favourite items for shoplifters, according to Eastweek magazine. Wellcome supermarket said the sheaths were among their most-stolen list. One possible explanation is that shoppers are too embarrassed to buy the things at the counter and opt instead for a quick plunder. As a result, says Eastweek, many punters end up with the wrong size condoms. mail problem Condoms are not just causing supermarkets problems - they are plaguing the mail order suppliers as well. According to Eastweek magazine consumers are confusing condom mailing service, Save Express, with everything from adult phone-line service to purveyors of porn videos and kinky sex shop. Even the cops get it wrong by frequently raiding the shop, claims the magazine. no license to quill A James Bond fanatic found himself on the wrong side of the law after buying a special 007 pen. In true Bond style the replica 007 pen doubled up as a replica 007 gun. But the pen prompted police to arrest the would-be special agent. After a huge row between lawyers in court the judge decided the pen actually looked like a gun and found him guilty of possession of a firearm without a licence.