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Updated on Friday, April 3

#20798

OMG: When an elderly person with a walker comes onto the bus during rush hour... you get up from the priority seating and give it to him. You don't need to sit, but he does... Feel pretty bad about not saying anything.

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  1. Honestly, I'm disgusted by some people. I always stand up and give my seat to elderly people or children/mothers with strollers. However, I seldom see other people do this unless the bus driver asks to make room. It's terrible. Like, I'm sure at least 90% of students at this school are capable of standing on a bus for 5 - 15 minutes. It honestly won't kill you. I've seen a mother sitting on the bus with TWO children in her arms, and none of the people around her gave up their seats for at least one of her kids. I mean, if I wasn't already standing, I would have done so without a second though.

    People need a crash-course in common courtesy.

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    1. I'm disgusted by your forcing of certain behaviours onto strangers and judging them based on what you presume to be a lack of courtesy. Good job for going on the moral high-ground and giving your seat to others, but why are you judging others for not doing the same?

      I've had elderly people wake me up by jabbing me and demanding to let them sit. Fuck them, I'll give them my seat if I want to, but it isn't your right to demand a seat. If you want a seat, wait for the next bus.

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    2. 1: As a mom with two kids who used to bus, thank you!
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    3. 1a It kind of is their right....there are stickers on certain seats that literally say those are priority seats for the elderly, disabled, or pregnant.

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    4. 1a, I've had elderly people shoo me away when there were other seats on the bus, but one or two people won't affect how I treat people who might actually need the seat. Moreover, it was clearly priority seating, so if someone who fits that criteria is on the bus, it's not your seat anymore.

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  2. Ever consider that those disgusting people might not be giving up their seats for a reason? Bad knees and moving busses don't mix that well for me. Just because i'm 20 doesn't mean I can stand on a bus for 15 minutes.

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    1. I agree. Last year I had a really painful ankle sprain and could not offer my seat to elderly people or mothers with young kids, as I normally would have done. It didn't show since I was wearing boots but I had people glaring at me while I was sitting. Not just old people, other people too who were sitting comfortably on their seats. Smh

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  3. It's true that not everyone who looks able is actually able, but at the same time, there are generally 5 seats set aside for that purpose, chances of all 5 being used this way are pretty slim on a crowded bus.

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  4. So you thought you would post about it on omguw to make yourself feel better for not giving up the seat? At least now the world knows what a wonderful person you are..

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    1. 4, I posted it so people would be aware that priority seating is called priority seating for a reason lol...

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