We don’t know how long our city’s mascot has been on the subway etiquette beat, but we were absolutely delighted to catch him at the People’s Square station this afternoon, waving to people as two Expo volunteers reminded everyone that, on the escalator, the right side is for standing and the left side is for walking.
The reminders somewhat worked – people did crowd to the right side of the escalator as they got on. But as soon as they were out of Haibao’s site, some then inexplicably decided to lean back towards the left. Tsk tsk.
Still, it was fun to see Haibao gently reminding people to not be dicks on public transport. We’re hoping he’ll take up residence next to the platform, so that he can shake his cute little blue fists at people who refuse to let people get off the train before they rush on.