People in the streets said yesterday they did not understand why Signal No 8 had been raised for Typhoon Yutu - but enjoyed the extra day off anyway. Ching Yee-li, a 48-year-old insurance broker: 'It wasn't stormy, but the signal brings quite a lot of trouble to businessmen and students. I had nothing much to do.' North Point resident Li Siu-mui could not even feel the wind in her district: 'Typhoon Signal No 8 is a good thing in general. But I do think a lower signal would have been more appropriate.' Sharon Lo, 36, enjoyed her day off but thought a lower signal would have sufficed: 'It did not need to be No 8. But it's nice they were prepared for the worst.' Alice Chan, 30, a waitress, played mahjong with friends on Wednesday: 'Why not? I got one more day off.' But Wong Chung-yan, a 21-year-old research assistant, thought the No 8 Signal should have been raised: 'I think human lives are worth more than money. There might not have been heavy rain everywhere, but we can't have the No 8 Signal hoisted just for one area and not the others.'