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Old 23.09.2011, 12:54
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Re: Pregnant lady, you can have my seat but your shopping can't

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Sadly pregnant and old women like that spoil it for every one else.
Mind you, when my daughter was commuting to London whilst VERY heavily pregnant, 1 hour each way - she said not a single man ever offered to give up his seat - so much for the Surrey 'gents'.
Exactly. There are always one or two crayzee pregnant or old people who ruin it for everyone else. I can imagine that at some point people are like "why even try."

That said, when I used to commute between Geneva and Lausanne, I had a broken leg and was on crutches for several months. My job needed me so they paid my first class train ticket. However, at rush hour, even first class is full between Geneva and Lausanne. In four months, not ONCE did someone move to let me sit down despite having an obvious cast and crutches. I also got pushed down trying to get on the train in Lausanne by someone trying to get on the train before me. And once I had my cast kicked by a guy who said he needed leg room. Good times.

And don't get me started on old people who, in an otherwise empty bus, scream at you for sitting in "their" seat (not the old or handicapped seats, just the seat they want to sit in)
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Old 23.09.2011, 13:07
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Re: Pregnant lady, you can have my seat but your shopping can't

lol.
I remember the time I was 8 months pregnant and this old lady shouted at a young man to stand for me. I actually needed to stand, because I had been sitting all day and needed to stretch my back, but I felt I couldn't not sit when this lady had been so indignant.
I stand for pregnant, old and mobility impaired people (crutches, small obviously exhausted children etc). But not bags. And not fatties (that might mean I miss some pregnant people, but......)
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Old 23.09.2011, 13:47
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And not fatties (that might mean I miss some pregnant people, but......)

That might mean you miss a lot of people with a lot of problems that you don't SEE because all you see is fat.
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Old 27.09.2011, 14:24
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Re: Pregnant lady, you can have my seat but your shopping can't

maybe she was just having a bad pregnant day.. I dont believe you should expect special treatment when you are pregnant but sometimes it feels like people go out of the way to be inconsiderate probably nothing too with whether am pregnant or not. In my last pregnancy had double buggy and big belly, couldnt fit through the disabled door (bk in uk) and so had to try and open the normal door hold open and push pushchair through.. a minute before a couple had walked through looked at me and shut the door.. then stood on the other side and watched me struggle through.. wouldnt have been so bad if they had walked off but to stand right by the door and watch!! id have a few choice words to say to them once i made it through! maybe she had a few incidents whilst out and about causing her to moan when maybe she wouldnt normally..

I had people tell me i couldnt sit down on a reserved seat on an bus to the airplane... even put his hand on it, there was no one there and i was holding my 8 week old... asked him where the person was and he shrugged so i sat on his hand! must have been a heavy load as still carrying a lot of baby weight plus i shared the seat with my n/b and 18 mth old! so made more room for the people standing up!!

Rudeness comes from all sorts, pregnant or not where-ever you are.
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Old 04.10.2011, 23:14
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Exactly my response. I'm happy to give up my seat to a pregnant lady, a crippled old man, or what have you, but if your luggage or your pet rat wants a seat, you better buy it a ticket too.
My dog DOES pay for a seat and yet the train and bus officials make her sit on the dirty floor or on my lap - however I have yet to see the train officials ask someone to move their bag to the ground.
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My dog DOES pay for a seat and yet the train and bus officials make her sit on the dirty floor or on my lap - however I have yet to see the train officials ask someone to move their bag to the ground.
Actually, (as someone posted a link earlier in the thread) nobody has a ticket for a seat unless it's a reservation. You just buy a ticket to ride - why should your dog be any different?

By the way, I have seen conductors asking people to take their dogs/feet/bags off the seats many times.
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Re: Pregnant lady, you can have my seat but your shopping can't

The silly woman thought more about her bags of crap from Ikea than her unborn baby. What does that say about her becoming a Mother?

I have to say that I have noticed sometimes on Public Transport in Europe people put their bags on the seats, and don't care if they leave passengers standing. As I object to this I usually say to that person, I have bought a ticket which entitles me to seat, I am sure you did not buy a ticket for your bags. Let me help you move them!!!
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Old 11.10.2011, 16:54
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Actually, (as someone posted a link earlier in the thread) nobody has a ticket for a seat unless it's a reservation. You just buy a ticket to ride - why should your dog be any different?

By the way, I have seen conductors asking people to take their dogs/feet/bags off the seats many times.
A dog ticket is the same as a child ticket... so by your reasoning why should a child be any different?

"ticket to ride".. hmmm now I have an urge to play the board game
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Re: Pregnant lady, you can have my seat but your shopping can't

I agree - not very nice to think they care more about their bags...
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