I (f) was coming back home from school on the bus as I often do. In my stop there were plenty of seats available, I pick one in the back of the bus.
A few stops after a pregnant woman got in, she ignored the first seats (which are the priority seats) and came up to me and asked if I could give her the seat.
At the time the bus was crowded enough to not be any seats available. I told her no because I was tired and wanted to sit down.
She mumbled that I was an a-hole and said she’s 8 months pregnant, I told her I don’t care for that and that the priority seats are in the front of the bus.
Somebody else gave her a seat in the background but still made me feel kinda like an a-hole. I think I’m entitled to the seat if I got in before.
But I also don’t know if the people in the priority seats were people who really needed it so that woman couldn’t have asked them to give it to her.
Edit: every single seat was taken, I told her to go get one of those seats since people who don’t need them takes them anyway when the bus is crowded.
Also lots of people don’t want to sit in the front and would ask for a seat at the back near the door even though they’re entitled to the priority seats.
- I find it kind of disappointing that an 8 month pregnant woman had to ask for a seat.
- So here’s the thing, you don’t have to give up a seat for a heavily pregnant person. It’s the kind, considerate, understanding and sympathetic thing to do and if you don’t don’t do it, then you are exactly what you think you are.
- It is disappointing what the world is coming to. Pregnant women act “entitled” now because of their “choice”. That’s where we are? What has happened to common courtesy and decency?
For the men throwing shade at the pregnant lady, may this never happen to your wife. To the women, may this never happen to you.
For the OP, it doesn’t take a lot to be decent to others. What was a minor inconvenience to you was not only a lot more for a woman that far along in pregnancy, but also potentially dangerous. If your comfort was that important, I do hope you had some then.
This old man will stand without being asked. Because my momma didn’t raise me to do any different than that.