Innocent victim

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 26 April, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 26 April, 2001, 12:00am

The arrangement of the taxi rank at Star Ferry Central causes much unexpected stress to users, as taxi drivers fail to move up to the first of three positions when accepting passengers.

On Sunday evening, after having joined and moved up the queue, I found myself waiting in vain at the 'first position' while passengers duly boarded at the 'third position'. After this happened several times, I moved down to the third position whereupon I was loudly admonished by another person in the queue, who accused me of not waiting in turn. I tried explaining, but others in the queue joined in, in support of my accuser. Having been wound up, but in a hurry to get away, I departed with a salvo of invective.

Perhaps a sign could be placed at the taxi rank concerned, for the benefit of taxi drivers, clearly indicating that they should move to the first position. For the would be rabble-rouser, please accept my apologies for the profanity, but you were wrong.