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Heard and seen at Heathrow about Hong Kong – and fags

QUEUING UP for my duty free allowance was delayed at Heathrow yesterday as  a very patient lady tried to explain to a young lad that Hong Kong had changed its attitude to duty free cigarettes.

Now, you are only allowed to import 19 fags into the territory – that is, of course, one short of a full pack. She would sell him a 200 ciggie pack of Marlboro Lites, but it was at his own risk.

He decided to take the risk and bought it; what happened to him we will never know.

But one thing is clearly for sure – if you fly to Taiwan or China there is no point buying expensive duty free fags at LHR; cigs are so cheap that you”re going to be cheated. We suspect it is similar in HK, but don’t know for sure because I only ever travelled through the airport, many times. ♥

BT’s latest iniquity emerges

I WAS WAITING in for the gas man today – the gas man did not cometh – but a special delivery tipped up through the post.

It was a special delivery from British Telecom, that firm has decided I need very special advice to set up my BT Broadband in Oxford.

Sorry, not a very good sunset tonight in Oxford for my loyal one  reader, Doctor Drashek.

(Picture above, right now,  from left to right: Charlie Demerjian from the INQster [see no evil], Rupert Goodwin  [hear no evil], and a man from Intel [speak no evil] who can’t stop laughing – picture taken near  the special cigarette factory Mao-tse Tung used to have). Cigarette smoking in public places was banned in Taiwan on the 15th of January this year.