Trying to make sense of a weird world - and maybe make it a little better
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Hong Kong, 1 January 2015: the Hong Kong Beggars' Union today announced the signing of an agreement to equip its members with Octopus smart card terminals. Commenting on the deal, the Union's Chairman said "Since the launch of the Octopus card, local people are no longer carrying much small change around in their pockets. This has hurt our members' income, as they generally rely on the odd coin being dropped into their begging bowls. This agreement will bring them into the hi-tech era and make it easy for donors to give with a simple wave of their card."
It is believed that the new terminals will also benefit Hong Kong's buskers. However, it is feared that it will do little to improve their woeful lack of musical ability.