Hong Kong through the Looking Glass:
Shopping: Are the Dishes Washed?
by Dante Archangeli

By Dante Archangeli The cashier asked, “Do you need a bag?” Standing in International’s much longer than normal checkout line a fellow shopper and I were chatting. Our paths had crossed a few minutes before when he’d excused himself saying he’d left his glasses at home and couldn’t read a label. Were the oranges from China? He wasn’t supposed to buy produce from China. Normally he didn’t do the shopping. But wanting to stock up on provisions with Typhoon Usagi on the way he’d been pressed into service.