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A grumpy MTR Train Uncle loses control and creates another YouTube sensation

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 25 April, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 25 April, 2009, 12:00am

First there was Bus Uncle, now it's MTR Train Uncle. But at least Bus Uncle picked on someone his own size, which is not quite the case with our latest villain.

The most popular local YouTube video clip of the past few days has been one featuring an elderly man cursing a toddler and his mother in a crowded train on its way from University Station to Tai Po Market. It has registered more than 70,000 viewings since Wednesday.

The man was first provoked into a tirade when the woman apparently sneezed without covering her mouth.

But he just went out of control after he claimed the boy's toy car hit his head. Train Uncle let fly with a stream of invective and foul language, most of which is not printable in a family newspaper. Fellow passengers were clearly disgusted and made critical remarks. He told everyone to shut up and took out a tissue to demonstrate how one should blow one's nose. 'This is how you do it - with manners,' he said.

Only in Hong Kong!


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