Steve from Mianyang, the capital city of Sichuan province, told us that he was really impressed with the cleanliness of Hong Kong streets (!) as he had been there for a whole week and had not had to clean his shoes. He said when his cousin moved to England and wrote home to tell them that he had not cleaned his shoes for three months, no one would believe him. So, Steve’s experience in Hong Kong went some way to convincing him that the world outside Mianyang could be clean.
In response, we could only say, “Wait till you come to Canada.”