The story took place some time back and revolved around a young lad
Named Sam. Sam at that time was working as a programmer, in a small IT company
Sam's company was requested to work OT in order to meet a deadline due
tomorrow. By the time everything was done, it was already past 1 am and Sam was
the last person left in the office. He was left wondering whether there were
still any bus services at this hour. He decided to try his luck and
quickly tidied up the office, locked up and rushed towards the bus stop. The bus
stop was situated by a small narrow road with dense forestation
surrounding the area. Sam waited for about 20 minutes and was about to make his way
to the main road to catch a cab when a double deck bus appeared from
nowhere. He hesitantly waved it down, boarded the bus and the only person he saw
on the same bus was a frail ghastly looking old woman. The old woman was
dressed in white attire. Sam felt uneasy upon seeing her and was about
to go up to the upper deck when a voice ranged out in Cantonese, "Young
man, don't go upstairs. upstairs dangerous." It was the old woman.
Her comment sent a chill through Sam's bones and he figured that the
upper deck might be "dirty".He decided to heed the old woman's advice and grab
a seat at the lower deck even though he felt uncomfortable by her presence.
It was an agonizing 20 minutes journey before Sam reached his bus stop.
He quickly alighted and turned to steal a quick glance at the old woman,
who stared right back at him by the window. Without further ado, Sam
hastened his pace and was fortunate to reach home safely.
The next day, Sam was requested to work OT and ended up being the last
person left in the office again. It was already past midnight and Sam
was contemplating whether to take a cab home but decided against it in the
end as money was tight. So he made his way to the bus stop again and after
about 20 minutes, the same double deck bus appeared. Sam boarded the bus
and saw the same old woman again. He decided to go to the upper deck
again when the old woman called out to him, "Young man, don't go upstairs.
Upstairs dangerous." Even though, he heard it before, he still felt a
certain fear inside him. To be on the safe side, he reluctantly took a
seat at the lower deck again and reached home with no incidents.
The third day, Sam was asked to do OT again. By now he was feeling
readed and worried as he didn't want to repeat the same process again. But he
obliged nevertheless since it's his livelihood. He was, you guessed it,
the last person left in the office again. He made the same journey to the
bus stop, occasionally checking his back as he walked. The double deck bus
arrived, he boarded it and saw the same old woman again. As he proceeded
to go upstairs, the old woman warned him again, "Young man, don't go
up stairs. Upstairs dangerous." Sam was fed up with the old woman by now and
decided to go upstairs even though he was feeling a bit scared. He saw no one
else when he reached the upper deck and slowly made his way to the back of
the bus and sat down. Sam's heart began pounding away as he waited anxiously
for something to happen. After 20 minutes, with nothing happening, Sam
wen t downstairs to confront the old woman and asked her why she kept saying
it's dangerous upstairs. The old woman turned, stared at him and replied,
"Young man, don't go upstairs. Upstairs dangerous. Upstairs got no bus driver."