Remember way back to the time when you first came to this marvelous city and felt obliged to go to the Bund and get snap-happy with the Pudong skyline behind you? That impulse is what lures many a visitor to the Bund to employ the services of the good folks in green — the people that take pictures for you, for a fee. Apparently they’ve been MIA for awhile because they’ve been undergoing training — training on how to provide good service to people, and especially to correct their main vices — taking too many pictures (so as to charge more) and also “carelessly composing” pictures (everyone slacks off at work, but composing pictures nicely when the target ain’t even moving is not asking too much). No longer will they be trying to haggle and force tourists into taking pictures, because while that might bring in some quick cash, in the long run, they end up “damaging our reputation”. Naw, you think? According to the new deal between the Bund folks and the photography folks, from now on, it’s two strikes and you’re out. Sounds like an anti-photographic pollution campaign we can agree with. Read the Chinese report here.
Photo courtesy of the Oriental Morning Post