Remember the Bus Uncle? Maybe we’ll call this latest Hong Kong video star the Bus Nephew, or maybe just Bus Bitch. Tian emailed us with the story and a link to the video (embedded) entitled “巴士四眼仔欺負82歲老翁” or “Bus Four Eyes Bullies 82-yr-old Man.” We don’t understand Cantonese and there aren’t any subtitles, but it’s not too difficult to get the gist. Here’s Tian’s summary:
It starts with a passenger asking the old man what is going on, and he explains he would like to sit in the empty seat, however the young man refuses to let him do so, because his shopping bags are there. Eventually as everyone cheers, the bus’ driver asks the young man to leave the bus, where he is met by Hong Kong Police officers and cited for uncivil behavior.
Big White Guy posts part of the South China Morning Post story about the video and added this comment:
Regardless of the old man’s actual age or whether he’d instigated the event, the true problem is the selfishness of everyone else on the bus.
Had someone simply stood up and offered the old boy a seat, this incident never would have happened.
So, Shanghai bus goers, how would this situation have played out in our city?