She Demanded a Pregnant Woman Move So She Could Sit Down, and When the Mother-to-Be Refused, She Started Turning Other Passengers Against Her

A woman reached out for some advice after a nasty encounter on a bus made her question her actions. Here’s what happened.

She’d Had a Long Day at Work

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A 26-year-old woman had been working for eight hours, with a two-hour commute each way. She was exhausted, and because she was 18 weeks pregnant, she felt even more tired than usual.

The Bus Was Almost Full

When the woman boarded the bus, she noticed there was only one double seat left downstairs.

She Didn’t Want to Risk the Stairs

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Being pregnant, tired, and having a few heavy bags with her, she decided to take the one spare seat. She said, “I didn’t feel safe trying to get up the stairs, so I sat on the seat downstairs.”

It Got Busy Again Halfway Through

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After a couple of stops, the bus was quite empty, but it didn’t take long to start filling up again.

An Old Lady Boarded the Bus

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The woman said, “An older lady with a stick got on the bus, and, well, she asked me to move. She wasn’t even polite when she asked.”

She Thought She Meant Move Across

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The woman assumed the old lady meant that she wanted her to move across—she was sitting on a double seat, after all. She moved her bags from the seat and scooched over, expecting the old lady to sit next to her.

She’d Been Wrong

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It turned out that the woman had been wrong, and the old lady told her so in no uncertain terms. She said she wanted her to sit somewhere else entirely.

It Wasn’t a Disabled Seat

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The old lady went on to say that the woman shouldn’t have been sitting in that seat anyway because it was reserved for disabled people. However, when the woman checked the signs, it was the seats in front that were priority ones, not the ones she was sitting in.

She Stood Her Ground

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The fact that the seats weren’t designated for anyone with a disability meant that the woman felt secure in her reasoning for not moving, and she told the old lady exactly that: the stairs weren’t safe, and she didn’t want to use them because she was pregnant.

The Old Lady Refused to Sit With Her

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Even though both women were wearing masks, the old lady refused to sit next to the woman and kept demanding she move, even calling her lazy and fat.

Someone Moved for Her

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Hearing all of this, a man told the old lady she could have his seat, and he went upstairs, giving the woman a look of disgust on the way past.

Was She Wrong?

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Was the woman wrong to stay in her seat, or were her reasons for staying sound?

The Internet Responded

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One person said, “She was just looking for a reason to take her hate out on someone. She found you. Good on you for standing your ground.”

Another said, “Just because you’ve been alive long enough doesn’t automatically give you respect. It’s how you act.”

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