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leaving empty seats next to the window which nobody can really sit on are stupid, right?
What are your pet hates?
has been done many times already, however we all like a good moan.
Continuing the transport theme - I hate people who take up a seat with their bag when the bus is busy.
I hate old people (fit and able) who jump in front of me in the queue grumpily and think it's acceptable.
I hate when people sit next to me and then slowly stretch their legs out and take up all your space.
I hate when people sit next to me and there's free seats elsewhere - I'm one of THOSE people.
I hate when random people start chatting to you and the bus stop about weird things when you're listening to music and quite clearly don't want to be disturbed.
etc etc etc
are those who don't get up when you're on the inside seat and want to get off, and instead just half-heartedly swing their legs to the side. I hate each and every one of them and will do until I'm in the cold, cold ground.
and intentionally trip over them and smush your bag in their face
I have only refrained from this'ing your post because it just seems too trivial and insignificant a gesture. Like calling Idi Amin a "rascal" or something.
This one guy regularly sat next to me on the night bus and I'd have to practically climb over him to get off. Creep.
I started sleeping over at my friends house all the time instead.
Probably cos I'm never sat next to mannerless, city cunts
is projecting the message "i'm a selfish prick" and i dunno why that doesn't make them feel uncomfortable.
because there is nowhere else to put them (you can't put a weeks shopping on your knee, you twats)
the other day the sun was really shining into the bus and it would have been right in my eyes if I'd sat by the window and it would have been weird if I'd sat next to someone on the other side when there were completely empty seats available, so I did it
A friend of mine recently asked someone to move their bag and she got proper huff. Some guy on the seat in front said *What's the matter, has it got a baby in it or something?*
And I made a mental note to steal that for all future scenarios involving bags on seats
or put a bag up. Spreading my knees wide and reading a paper with headphones in is good also, stops people sitting next to me. There are people who sit all neatly at the front who obviously want friends with them, sit by them. If you want to sit by me, just ask. I won't tut or be annoyed, I'll move no worries. Until then I shall enjoy my space thanks.
even though there are plenty more seats. just slightly inconvenienced you. take that pal.
I never actually do it.
In my mind I'm a hard-ass.
and if there are spare seats free I shall simply ignore those who hover until they go away. I definitely keep the aisle seat if I'm asked to move though, I'm not asking to get out and having to worry about how to press the bell cheers.
does sit by me despite me clearly not wanting to be sat next to. I shall spread out as much as I can and fart several times, sniffle, cough and brush past on my way out.
If I get on a bus and there are no double seats free, I stand up. I'm not making someone put up with me for a whole journey.
I just would rather have a seat to myself. Other people don't mind, you can tell as they sit at the front with their legs together with a huge space next to them. People are free to sit at other seats if they want, if they want to sit by me they can ask. I may even stand up and let them have the whole seat if my stop is coming up soon.
I tend to prefer the aisle to the window because I'm only going a few stops and it saves me annoying people by having to climb across. If someone wants to sit by the window then I'll get up and let them, but why should I move to satisfy their preference??
However, people who leave bags on seats, leg-swingers, and people who stretch their legs right out (table seats) are absolute c-units.
But people opening the window on the bus when it was like -3 and snowing. I told one guy to shut it because the snow was coming in the window and he was like *But I'm too warm!*
wtf is wrong with people
I nearly fainted on one last May because it was a bloody heatwave outside and the bus driver had the heating on.
There's something about bus heating that makes me feel unwell.
regardless of the temperature.
I like the security having an enclosed side gives you
but when the train is pulling into the station and you're near the door and are going to get off and people start pushing you as if you're in their non existant way to get off
I'll sit where I want, availability allowing. No reason you can't sit next to the window, unless you're just so much of an insecure baby that politely asking or even just motioning for me to move ever so slightly is a prospect that terrifies you to your very core.
and I don't really want to sit next to a massive grumpy selfish baby.
Totally different ball game. A single person taking two seats is uncouth bastardry. A single person taking a single seat is standard. Another person crying about the specific single seat a single person takes up is end-yourself pathetic.
and why should people have to ask you to move?
If the bus is filling up and you don't move along instinctively to let someone else have the empty seat you are blocking then you are a bad, selfish person. FACT
You people WANT the aisle seats. You should have got their first. No use crying about it now.
Not once have I ever had a problem getting to a window seat beside an occupied aisle seat, and I'm a cumbersome and oafish social malcontent.
but there are some shy people, or people who have been beaten up by ne'er do wells on a bus before that may be too afraid to ask for the seat, especially if it's a moody fucker who has 'I don't wanna sit next to any of you nasty skanks BECAUSE I HATE PEOPLE and wnat to kill them all' written all over his or her face.
And when i see this I think God I wish it was me without the seat as I would just love to ruin this twat's day by sitting next to them
experienced some terrible irrepressible window seat-based childhood trauma that they cannot countenance reliving on their daily commute?
Not me, I'm extremely emotionally robust and prefer the aisle so that my legs have somewhere to go that isn't jutting directly into my own chin. But maybe that's the case for other people.
Either way, I'm not buying the 'you-should-sit-somewhere-else-because-even-though-the-inside-seat-is-easily-accessible-and-I got-on-the-bus/train-after-you-and-therefore-have-no-place-questioning-your-choice-of-seat-I'm-imperceptibly-inconvenienced-by-it' argument. Seems a mentally small and banal thing to bothered by.
You're sitting in your aisle seat, and the window one next to you is the last free seat on the bus. A lady that looks like a librarian gets on and stands next to you, she doesn't ask to sit in the seat beside you, but just stands there with a heavy bag.
What do you do???
Only on DiS is that a 'situation' :D
even though them doing so is what will allow people to get on the train. And when you shout "can you move down the aisle" they seem to think you can't possibly be talking to them.
Great stress relief after a hard day a work
but they go through this pantomime every single day
one day you will feel my rage.
you'll just stand there simmering with your impotent rage, outraged that you are still being told off even though you're a grown up.
I'm a good commuter, I always move right down. It's hard to explain why it makes me so angry because it's not even addressed to me. Maybe it is the idea of grown-ups telling off other grown-ups.
MOVE DOWN TO WHERE??!?!
If there are no seats on a train and it is going to be a busy one I just go straight to the middle. Often there will be two huddles still around each end of the aisle with me swanning around in the middle.
1. Man who gets on train, sits next to me as there are no seats. Immediately 2 seats become free, he moves to the window seat and then someone ELSE sits next to him. What's that about?
2. Woman who sits next to me EVERY DAY without fail if she's on the train, even if there are plenty of seats free. Gets off about halfway through my journey. Hey, woman I've never spoken to but have sat next to pretty much every day for the last nine months, what are you about?
3. Man who is on the train before me, inhaling one of those e-cigarettes. Really fat, drinking coffee. Puts his cup in the bin then MOVES SEATS. Every day. What's that about?
there's probably a thread about you somewhere on here.
THEY'RE ALL THE SAME!
Someone will ALWAYS sit next to him and it's not even like he's on the train until Waterloo, he gets off somewhere in the middle so it'd be more convenient for him to be in an aisle seat. Odd.
*can you move down please*, especially (but not just) on trains where there is no space to move down, drive me to a blazing Michael Douglas in Falling Down type fury. I don't think much else in the world makes me particularly angry, but this just kills me. NEARLY EVERY DAY.
get rid of 'em.
cos of your weight and smell ;-)
I'll move over if someone else wants to sit there though.
I was squashed up against the window, in a seat next to a radiator, baking in the sun, because this huuuuuuuuuuge fat man was sitting with his back to me and his legs going into the aisle (so he could sit his lad on his knee) and talking to the person behind him. Worse still, they had that horrific 'Bratfurt' accent, and worse still, they were also Liverpool fans (even bigger wools than me).
At one point I said 'here lad do you want to swap seats so you two can sit next to eachother?' And they were just like ^o) no thanks mate carry on. Twats.
or has gone to the toilet or something.
Otherwise I kinda have to sit with my legs at right angles to squeeze my legs into the pitiful amount of legroom there often is on public transport. If someone asks to sit down, though, I squeeze up.
'empty seats next to the window which nobody can really sit on are stupid'. Think you mean 'nobody who asks'.
Yet the upstairs will be deserted. And I stand raging as I just fucking know every single one of those little shits is on there just dying to call the first kid who goes upstairs gay or something.
And the school is just down the fucking road. Walk you little cunts
This means that I can only hope to sit on an aisle seat, being a more normal 6'2".
The mean height of UK citizens is 1,755.1mm (5ft 9in).
And that was 10 years ago. I assume we're taller now.
you certainly won't have grown
*The mean height of UK citizens is 1,755.1mm (5ft 9in). Among European men only the Dutch are taller, averaging 1,795mm and with a clear height advantage over the US men's average of 1,760.4.*
that making a bus seat too narrow for a large section of the population isn't right?
Not sure where someone of your height falls on that graph.
Perhaps the skew towards schoolkids and old people makes the average height of bus users lower? I dunno.
therefore makes it clear that anyone 5'7" or above will find the seats not to be to their liking. If 5'6" is the average height that would leave a significant part of the population in trouble.
Assuming there's 9 seats to a row, in banks of 3.
Middle bank, on the aisle, but most importantly: next to a couple. Fucking undisturbed bliss.
1)Window seat (facing travel)
2) next person: aisle seat diagonally opposite
This gives both people maximum leg room
3) 3rd person, seat next to me, aisle
Therefore I still have maximum leg room
4) 4th person the takes window seat opposite me
Anyone who diverges from this is fucking daft
I know it's an un popular view but I don't think there is anything wrong with that, if you get there first you get the best seat, all some on has to do to access the window seat is day excuse me. I don't want to have my feet squashed by the heater if I don't have to.
when your on a busy train, its pulling into the main station in 2-3 mins, totally packed out, but some TWAT has to push through the people to stand right at the door when its still 1-2 mins from stopping. IT STOPS FOR 5 MINS YOU UTTER CRETIN JUST WAIT AND GET OFF PATIENTLY!!!!!
when the stop is the end of the line. They're the absolute worst.
I do that to preempt and avoid the shuffling mouth breathers who slowly waddle up to the ticket barrier en mass before hunting through their pockets for a ticket/oyster
Off the train -> through the barrier -> on with my day
some people seem to get buses and trains which are always packed and teeming with people. I get on generally empty buses as I go away from the general commuter flow, so don't feel bad if I occupy entire benches of seating with my crap.
and the only available seat was the window seat next to an expensively-dressed Asian girl who was absorbed in doing something on her phone. She was maybe 20 and her bag, covered in sparkly sequins & Hello Kitty type dangly shit, was taking up the window seat. I pleasantly gestured with a sort of "Hey do you mind if I sit there" gesture, and she just gave me this cold stare & went back to texting on her phone. So I said "Sorry, do you mind if I grab that seat?"
She then gave a massive sigh as though I were asking her to make me a sandwich or something, grabbed her bag, ill-temperedly slammed it into her lap, gave me another hostile stare and moved her legs about 1cm to the side to give me access to the seat. As a squeezed in, she gave another massive drama queen sigh and sort of thrashed about as though I were trampling all over her. She was totally hateful but I wasn't really angry, more just sort of amazed that someone could be so ridiculous.
Anyway I sat there listening to my music for a bit, and then became aware that she was still wriggling about & staring at me. I realised that she could hear what I was listening to - which was some really gritty, gristly, blorpy, noisy, fucked-up synth stuff - and it was bothering her. So I cranked it up to max volume and tortured her with it for the next ten minutes until she got off the bus. Also opened the window, which caused a breeze that blew her hair everywhere. She fucking hated me so much.
Score: prissy Asian girl 0, blisters 1
Having your bag on a seat/occupying the aisle seat is absolutely fine as long as there's other places for people to sit. Obviously it's selfish and dickish if the whole thing is full but I don't feel guilty in the slightest for making it clear that I'd far rather people didn't sit next to me until it becomes necessary for them to do so.