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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Theme Day February: Arrghh. People who 'chope' seats with tissue papers.

It's Theme Day and February's Theme: What really annoys you in your city

I think something that annoys me is people who chope / reserve seats at hawker centres, food courts or anywhere with tissue paper packs!

You will then see people carry food around that needs a place to eat, but they find no seats. Either the tables have tissue papers, umbrella, mobile phones or anything you think can be used as a reserve token. sigh...

This picture is almost similiar to the post I had some time ago.



For people in Singapore, is this what annoys you too?

Well, if you want to find out what annoys people in 53 other cities, click on these links.

These Daily Photo sites are participating in the 1st February theme, "What really annoys you in your city", please use the links to below to visit them.

Due to time zone differences and other factors, the theme photo may not be displayed until later if you are viewing early in the day.

1. Porto (Portugal) ~~ 2. Stayton, OR (USA) ~~ 3. Albuquerque, NM (USA) ~~ 4. Tenerife (Spain) ~~ 5. Greenville, SC (USA) ~~ 6. Dubai (UAE) ~~ 7. Evry (France) ~~ 8. Jakarta (Indonesia) ~~ 9. London (UK) ~~ 10. Sequim, WA (USA) ~~ 11. Buenos Aires, (Argentina) ~~ 12. Seattle, WA (USA) ~~ 13. Minneapolis, MN (USA) ~~ 14. Stavanger (Norway) ~~ 15. Joplin, MO (USA) ~~ 16. Nelson (New Zealand) ~~ 17. Milano (Italy) ~~ 18. Singapore by KeropokMan ~~ 19. La Antigua (Guatemala) ~~ 20. Nottingham (UK) ~~ 21. Singapore by Zannnie ~~ 22. Budapest (Hungary) ~~ 23. Not Strictly Seattle, WA (USA) ~~ 24. Bandung (Indonesia) ~~ 25. Vantaa (Finland) ~~ 26. Hyde (UK) ~~ 27. Madrid by Dsole (Spain) ~~ 28. Oulu (Finland) ~~ 29. Saarbrücken (Germany) ~~ 30. St. Paul, MN by Carol (USA) ~~ 31. Sydney by Sally (Australia) ~~ 32. Tokyo (Japan) ~~ 33. Kyoto (Japan) ~~ 34. Trujillo (Peru) ~~ 35. Shanghai (China) ~~ 36. Rotterdam (Netherlands) ~~ 37. Chicago, IL (USA) ~~ 38. Nice (France) ~~ 39. Naples, FL (USA) ~~ 40. Hong Kong ~~ 41. Santa Clara, CA (USA) ~~ 42. Quito (Ecuador) ~~ 43. Cottage Grove, MN (USA) ~~ 44. Paris (France) ~~ 45. Manila (Philippines) ~~ 46. Brussels (Belgium) ~~ 47. Auckland (New Zealand) ~~ 48. Newcastle upon Tyne (UK) ~~ 49. Sydney by Nathalie (Australia) ~~ 50. Houston, TX (USA) ~~ 51. Cheltenham (UK) ~~ 52. Mumbai (India) ~~ 53. Anderson, SC (USA) ~~ 54. New York City by Ming (USA)

17 comments:

Lessie said...

That would totally annoy me too!

tigerfish said...

Hahaha...this annoys me as well. Tissue paper(not 5cents anymore) bigger than "bull carts wheel" !!!
I have always thought(hv not done it yet) of removing these tissue paper packs and just sit down! I think a "chope-ing" coupon like those used in parking might work better. At least it's official.

Ben said...

Yeah, I'm totally with you. Fortunately, I haven't seen that in Nelson. Funny, it's a Japanese pocket tissue. It may be a tourist...

Oh, if you left mobile phone for long, you risk loosing it.

Dsole said...

you're right my friend.. and when you look at those people begging for this place they avoid your looking, and just turn their head! grrrr...

Jing said...

your photo reminds me the time when i was in the college...at that time, lots students would uss anything to reserve one seat in the library, in the kitchen, or....

:))

nice choice for the Theme day.
jing

koeiru said...

Maybe you could unchope those seats? 'coz not, you're gracious than they are.

Olivier said...

je suis d'accord avec toi (probleme non existant à Evry, mais on ne peut pas tout avoir ;o) )


I agree with you (nonexisting problem with Evry, but one cannot all have ;O))

Ham said...

A great example of the cultural difference! Nobody would take a blind bit of notice of a tissue packed, paper etc here. Use it or loose it. That sort of thing makes me wonder how people brought up in different cultures cope when they visit other countries.

lynn said...

How bizarre that the common thing used is tissue. You'd get your tissue pack politely removed and put somewhere else if you tried that in the UK i fear. lol.

Although i'm not showing on the list, i am participating in Theme Day.

karine said...

I love your theme day. It made me laugh reading it, when this is something that is bothering you. Interesting pick :)

Chris & Deb said...

I've not heard the term "chope". That annoyance is probably practiced world-wide, but using a packet of tissues to chope is rather amusing!

Olivier said...

Pour repondre à ta question Est-Ouest à Evry, j'ai rajouter une petite maison sur la carte d'evry pour faire voir ou j'habite ;o)

To answer your East-West question with Evry, I have to add a small house on the chart of evry to show or I live ;O)

The Wellspring said...

We would use something bigger than a packet of tissues - that's pretty funny! (though I know that you are annoyed by it...sorry :))

Curly said...

Great picture, I just love it!

While I'm here I thought I'd let you know that I have moved my

site on to Wordpad, unfortunately that means it's time to

update those links again.......sorry

South

Shields Daily Photo

Helen said...

Here no one would take notice of a saved seat and they would probably steal whatever you left to save your seat!

Sally said...

Here if you are with a group, you place handbags, coats umbrellas etc on the seats and smile sweetkly and say "Sorry, that seat is taken" if someone tries to sit down. Then all but one person goes to get their food. Someone else either gets the "minder's" food, or they as a vlunteer, go when the first person returns (this is of course in food courts as in Sungapore where you order at a counter then bring your own food back).

A tissue packet is often used in Asian restaurants here as a substuitute for a serviette, so I would assume that's what they are and just sit down!

I also haven't heard the word "chope" before!!!

angela said...

Here people leave coats or jackets to reserve seats. I'm not sure I'd take any notice of tissues.
Angela