story my uncle told me about mainland china: once upon a time, there was a man who bought a bus ticket. by the time he got to the bus, it was already so crowded he couldn’t get on. the bus driver told him to check the back door. he went to the back door. it was still crowded. he went back to the bus driver. the bus driver told him to wait a minute. the man said okay and stood there. suddenly the bus driver sped off leaving the guy behind. he was thinking what the hell, he already bought a ticket and the bus driver left him there. but then the bus abruptly stopped. then the bus driver called out to him and said there was space. everyone had been packed more tightly.