We headed over Kowloon-side by MTR today and something happened which I haven't seen in quite a while.

I went over to an empty seat to sit down and the old lady on the same side got up and moved away. It used to be common that no one would sit next to the Gweilo, but it's not something I've experienced recently.

Normally, when old ladies see me coming with the kids, they go into universal granny mode. This involves making clucking noises, exclaiming "how cute!" in whatever language they speak and possibly offering small treats. Grannies everywhere are like this with small kids, regardless of whether the kids are likely to understand.

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