There are three levels of city buses...brand new, about 15-20 years old, and pre-Communist era (okay, maybe not that old...but still...)
Anyways, last week I was crammed onto the 1 Bus on my way to work. It was one of the OLD buses--so rickety and crammed with so many people, I thought it was going to fall apart...anyways, I hit the button to indicate that I desire to get off at the next stop...instead, the bus stops immediately, people start yelling...I said, "Nem beszlék!" (I don't speak!)
I hit the emergency stop button..
But it was the only button there--and it was in the same spot as the buttons I hit on the other bus to indicated I want to get off the bus AT THE NEXT STOP.
Since this incident, I have been terrified to hit any buttons on the bus. I've been riding around hoping like hell that someone else wants to get off the bus where I do too. For the most part, this has worked out in my favor, but I have done some extra walking in the morning...
Last night, I saw a woman touch the light above the door...Hypothesis: really old buses have the button above the door, unlike the newer buses. This morning I tested my hypothesis...and it worked. :-)