Re: Where are peoples manners?
posted at 6/6/2011 6:29 PM EDT
In Response to Where are peoples manners?
you have to be careful of generalization here....lots of people have issues that arent visible. i have diabetes, and lots of T rides are after a long day of work, in which I am probably borderline hypoglycemic. you would never know it by looking at me, and probably just assume im rude, but truth be told i NEED to sit down for my entire 40 minute ride. another buddy of mine gets migraines regularly...and the same deal goes...
you cant assume every young to middle age man in the city is in perfect health, and perfectly able to ditch the seat they have. im sure plenty of people can offer seats and dont, im just saying...to say that "men in general" are the guilty party is a massive overstatement.
to be honest, if people have medical conditions that necessitate sitting, just ask someone to give up your seat...this whole thing about being pissed that men arent "offering" is wayyyy too passive-aggressive in my book. just ask...you will be surprised how accomodating people can be.
[QUOTE]Just because I am pregnant, I don't expect (nor want) people to fusss over me or pander to my every need. But it would be nice, if you see me standing on the T, CLEARLY pregnant, to offer up your seat. Not because I may have sore feet and aching back, more because if the train stops suddenly and, in all my heavy upper body glory, I fall over, then the ramifications for me might be far worse than they are for you. Oh, that, and because it is just good manners. The worst offenders for not offering up a seat (in no particular order): Men, any age. Especially those with Blackberries. Young women, aged 17 - 25. My particular favorite is the people who look at you when you get on, then pretend to nap, only "waking up" after someone else has offered their seat up/another seat has become available. Okay, hormonal rant over.
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