I caught the no. 104 bus to get back home from Jordan and it was a very smooth ride -- up until we were about to cross Water Street to reach the Chiu Kwong Street stop in Sai Ying Pun.This stretch of road is a relatively steep hill, and in front of the bus was a truck that carries gas cannisters, what YTSL lovingly calls "gas bombs". It didn't seem to move, and so the bus driver began honking his horn -- actually he leaned on it and wouldn't let up.
The driver of the gas truck then got on board too and the bus driver promptly shut the door behind him so he couldn't get off either. There was yet another face-off and it was really heated.
Most people on the bus just tried to stay out the fray and keep quiet or play with their phones, hoping the incident will end soon.
But we waited for about 15 minutes until the traffic warden finally arrived and asked for the two men on the gas truck to come with him and give their statements. The bus driver still didn't let us go and asked for witnesses to come forward and give their names and phone numbers. No one spoke up.
Finally the traffic warden came back and asked the driver for his details and then soon afterwards both vehicles were allowed to move to the Chiu Kwong Street stop and park there, and we could finally get off. The driver also flagged his colleague to let us on the bus and finish our journey.
The other day when I was waiting for the next MTR train, several mainlanders asked a supervisor on the platform how to get to Admiralty station. Instead of verbally telling them to go downstairs to the next platform, he actually held a sign that said "下层".