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violet_tigress1:
trimet
trimet
Trimet (not officialy affiliated with trimet)
Thu, Aug. 11th, 2011 02:23 am
Let's go over this again

There are open seats on the aisle a little further back. You don't need to stand up in the front. It's not like you are talking to the driver, or anything. Look, you can even get out through the back door. It's not that crowded.
Lady, you are almost as wide as my walker. What makes you think that I can get get around you if you back up towards the driver? No, I feel absolutely no guilt at all for crashing straight into your big feet without saying anything. You're lucky it's just your feet, practically BEGGING me to reach out & smack you.

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kengr
kengr
Shadow/Brooke
Thu, Aug. 11th, 2011 09:53 am (UTC)

Some of us don't *fit* the front facing seats worth a damn. Things like our knees slamming into the back of the seat in front.

So we stand there hoping ones of the jackasses taking up the side facing seats will get off or maybe realize that they shouldn't be sitting there in the first place.


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alex_antonin
alex_antonin
Bishop Sanctimonious the Hypocritical
Thu, Aug. 11th, 2011 10:11 am (UTC)

What I hate is thoughtless able-bodied people bitching about people who need the side-facing seats in front, especially when other able-bodied little shites are taking up those seats. Those seats are for the handicapped and others who can't use the aisle seats.

*I* may be able to use the aisle seats still, but I have friends who can't. And frankly, if someone were to so rudely shove into another like you did, well... if *they* were too polite to say anything to you, I sure as hell would tell you off for being a rude and ableist jerk. And if I'd been in that woman's position, I would have shoved you back and told you "Watch where you're going, jerkwad!"

Also, what if that lady was trying to stay toward the front so she wouldn't forget her bicycle, or so she wouldn't have to fight the crowd (and possibly miss her stop) to tell the driver she needs to get her bike? Did you think of that possibility? I doubt it. I doubt you were thinking anything other than "WIDE LOAD." Gods, have some compassion and an ounce of brains.


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shake_it_out
shake_it_out
Shake_it_out
Thu, Aug. 11th, 2011 02:45 pm (UTC)

What? What is this post?

1) It's a priority area which means you give up your seat to people who fall into that category. It doesn't mean you can never sit there just in case a priority rider may hop on at some point (hence priority and not restricted. it even says so on all of their signage). And yes, some people are incredibly rude and miss that point, but in 10 years and multiple bus lines time I have witnessed that to be the exception not the rule by a long shot. I usually see people getting up for more than what falls into the priority category, or jumping up to help put the seats back for those in wheelchairs.

2) The OP said she was trying to maneuver a bus with a walker and you are accusing her of being an ablest jerk? Mind boggling.
People do this shit all the time on the bus, especially during peak hours. They pick a spot they like, they refuse to move no matter how many people pile on and just makes everyone squish around to accommodate them. It's like people crowding into the exit regardless of how full the bus is, then forcing people to dry hump their way off the bus because god forbid these people step in the open aisle.


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violet_tigress1
violet_tigress1
Violet Tigress
Thu, Aug. 11th, 2011 05:14 pm (UTC)

Yeah, I hate that, too. Almost as much as I hate jerkwads who just stand in front of empty seats, so that no one can sit there.

Edited at 2011-08-11 05:21 pm (UTC)


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violet_tigress1
violet_tigress1
Violet Tigress
Thu, Aug. 11th, 2011 05:25 pm (UTC)

Reading comprehension is a wonderful thing.


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kunzite1
kunzite1
kunzite
Fri, Aug. 12th, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)

if she's as wide as your walker, maybe she should be using the Lift instead. that or be uncomfortable seated in the priority area that doesn't have poles between each lateral seat.

i would hope that she would have had the decency to move out of your way since you're the one with the walking supplement. i don't know about the different widths of the front door versus the back door, but, you should be able to have your choice of exit.


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violet_tigress1
violet_tigress1
Violet Tigress
Fri, Aug. 12th, 2011 11:08 pm (UTC)

My walker is wider than the aisle leading to the back door.


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kunzite1
kunzite1
kunzite
Sat, Aug. 13th, 2011 06:40 am (UTC)

then whats-her-face giving you the problem needs to gtfo.


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