The Happy Queue

Mobile Phone, Photography


Music pumping,
Banners waving,
Balloons floating,
Models posing,
Cameras flashing,
People queuing,
and me sweating

That’d attracted lots of attention to passerby, including me.

Top Shop is a fashion label I’ve not ever heard of, It’s claimed to be one of the biggest fashion chains in the UK. Living on the side of the world prevents me from knowing or I’m just wearing whatever brand labels are available here. They’re making their debut in Hong Kong today, opening their first shop on Queen’s Road, Central. GAP, H&M also made their debut openings on the same street. I’m not particularly drawn to Top Shop (they do not have men’s department) ever since I saw the ‘coming soon’ bulletins.


As for the others, they’re so damn excited about it. It’s a common phenomenon here to queue for debut openings. My buddy and I both were too sensitive to the queuing phenomenon. We like to joke about the queuing crowd as ants or sheep.  Maybe our space on the street is just way too limited, plus the high population density. Whatever people do, we see it. I believe it also happens on the rest of the world. It’s a celebration anyway, com’on?!

I finished my lunch break and passed by the queue area near the shop. I could feel the excitement and anticipation from the crowd even for just seconds.