Back to China - Shanghai - Nanjing - Hangzhou - August / September 2012 - Page 1

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The chaotic and hot Shanghai train ticket office. Every line has its own loudspeaker system. The usual Chinese queue rules apply.
1. Barge straight up to the window in front of everyone and make as much noise as possible.
2. Get yelled at by everyone in line and grabbed and pushed to the back.
3. Periodically push to the front again and plead your case with everyone as to why you get to push in.
4. Be moved to the very back, losing your place.
5. Explain to those now in front of you that your rightful place is in front of them.

Multiply this by 3 or 4 people trying this simultaneously in each line and it becomes confusing to remember whos pushing in and who isnt. Once they start crossing lines it becomes a debacle.

Camera Details: SONY, DSC-RX100
Settings: 1/50 at f/1.8, ISO 640, 10 mm
Date: 28 August 2012 Time: 18:11:04