For the past three years, I have been taking the mini bus to work and have completely forgotten what morning rush hour madness is like. Since moving to Kowloon Station for a short-term stay, I am able to see first-hand the crazy morning madness! Because Kowloon station is the last stop before it reaches Hong Kong Station (Central), by the time I get into the compartment, the train is already fully packed! To change trains to Causeway Bay, I need to walk through this long platform and every morning, it feels like the long march, packed, no noise, as people stomped quickly towards Central.
Oddly, on Friday, I was surprised to notice a small little space available on the compartment. Delighted I don’t need to squeeze myself in, I happily stepped into the spot. Only to find out the reason there was a space is because the guy standing next to me had on a smelly wind-breaker! Yucky! It has that sticky half-wet mildew smell on clothes that is so gross and disgusting! There were these girls that are shielding their noses, and I was a bit nervous when I first caught a whif. OMG, am I responsible for the smell? I started inhaling a little bit of the smell around myself just to make sure it is indeed not me! I was like, nooooOoOoo, I don’t think it is from me…..I honestly believe the guy must be able to smell it before he puts the jacket on! It smells!!!