Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Dinner

What do you do when you catch a fish that is longer than your kitchen is wide?

I came out of my room yesterday evening and perceived a fishy odour. I walked down the hallway, past my neighbours' doors and opened the metal door to the stairway. The father of the Chinese family on my floor was de-scaling a two-foot long fish.

The fish took up the whole 4th floor landing and I guess they must have cut it out there because it would have been very difficult to get it into their room.

After some questioning, I assertained that he had caught it somewhere on Hong Kong Island. I'm just wondering whether he brought it home on the bus or the MTR!

3 comments:

pip said...

a great "only in HK" story...

nachobel said...

i bet it still smells out there.

joe said...

Even for HK this is really, really weird. Thankfully, my neighbours were thoughtful enough to spread down some newspaper before they went at the fish. Anyway, the stairs don't smell all that sweet at the best of times.