A fruit seller in Hong Kong stirred up some controversy this week after images of his hand-written signs telling mainlanders to stay away from his produce were published online.
According to EJ Insight, vendor Wah-gor has been selling fruit on Yau Sun Street in Yuen Long for three years.
On Monday, passersby noticed some new cardboard signs he’d placed at his fruit stall, reading: “We don’t sell to mainland people” and “Don’t touch the fruits”.
“99.9 percent of mainland people like to poke the fruits whether they’re buying or not. And they accuse me of duping them for selling five pieces for HK$15 and say other stalls are selling at HK$10 for five. They’re such a nuisance,” the vendor said.
He added that he’s going to keep making the signs and refusing service to mainlanders because he continues to received complaints about their rude behavior.
One web user who apparently lives in the area said that the vendor treats everybody terribly, no matter where they’re from—not that it makes it any better.
Still, the severity of the vendor’s one-man stand against the mainlanders wanes in comparison to the violent protests against cross-border shoppers at a Hong Kong mall earlier this week.
[via Coconuts Hong Kong]