The bickering continued on between the older lady and the bus driver, and finally, the bus stopped at a place which was clearly not a stop and the lady got off the bus cursing the bus driver as she did.
At the next stop, I got off the bus as did the man who had joined in the quarrel. I was very curious as to what could ignite such a passionate argument between two strangers on the bus, so I asked the man.”Excuse me sir,” I said. “What was the problem on the bus.”
“The bus driver was smoking. “
??? I respond with a blank look.
“The bus driver was smoking, but it’s not legal to smoke on the bus. The lady confronted the bus driver, and he lost his temper.”
“Oh, I see. Yes, that was not very good of the bus driver to break the rules. Thanks for helping translate,” I say, and we part ways.
I can understand how annoying it is when people smoke on the bus since literally every other bus I take in Hengyang has someone smoking it up. But, I hardly feel like it was worthy of their passionate exchange. Just more proof that eating spicy Hunan food makes people spicy and that people here need J.