The old lady was mistaken as an inanimate object by the professional HK police

I am reminded once when I was traveling in another state and was going to ask a police I saw on the street for direction. I was behind him 30ft? so instead of walking and tap him on the shoulder as you would with a friend, I made a wide loop until I was clearly in his peripheral vision and said clearly "Hi Officer", not cop, not police, or hey man , but officer while approaching on the slower side of walking with my hands beside me out in the clear but still naturally. If he is more comfortable with you approaching him, I figure there is more chance he is willing to help me beyond just pointing north and say THERE. You don't mess with stuff even on a normal day, definitely not where HK is currently.

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