To think this man should have apologised (trivial)

(39 Posts)
blueraincoat Mon 19-Aug-13 13:20:42

On busy train to work this morning, train stops, everyone gets up and moves into the aisle. Man next to me remains seated and starts fussing with his bag and accidentally drops his laptop straight onto my foot! I say ouch and all he does reach down and pick up the laptop and glare at me as if it were my foots fault he dropped his laptop on it. I said something along the lines of its polite to apologise and he continues to just glare at me. I definitely didn't knock his arm or anything to make him drop it. Huge bruise on my foot now, really painful. Surely it's common decency to apologise, accident or not. Right?

Fairenuff Mon 19-Aug-13 21:11:44

Oh.

Fail.

sad

WilsonFrickett Mon 19-Aug-13 14:49:14

Was it like a big old-fashioned brick of a laptop, or the mere whisper of unicorn dust that is the Macbook pro?

blueraincoat Mon 19-Aug-13 14:35:47

Fluckered, please accept my sincerest apologies for using the sacred AIBU for such triviality. wink

fluckered Mon 19-Aug-13 14:26:58

well lets break it down .... in order to give a definitive analysis I need to know the following

did the train reaaally stop or give a final chug making the laptop jump from his hands which in effect would be the train drivers fault and he should apologise

when standing were you still within your designated seating area? as in if there was an invisible chalk line were you over his half??? then you were trespassing

and finally have you even thought to google that perhaps a STARE is a cultural "i'm so so so sorry" in a different country?

Someone was eating sushi next to you, how rude wink

Couldn't she have waited til she reached her destination? < will get to 100 posts>

fluckered Mon 19-Aug-13 14:24:23

well it aint dry now ... Christ it stinks of sushi water in here!!!

Fairenuff Mon 19-Aug-13 14:23:16

Oooh, nearly a third of the way now and if this thread gets into 'most active' I reckon we'll do it smile

fluckered Mon 19-Aug-13 14:22:00

blueraincoat you should have stared at her in a grudge style hair wet around your face and whisper "just water eh? drink it!"

And Fluckered - how fucking DARE you exhibit dry wit?

Truly, someone shower that dastardly flucking woman with Sushi Water right NOW

grin

Fairenuff Mon 19-Aug-13 14:21:25

Quarter of the way there...

fluckered Mon 19-Aug-13 14:20:48

ilovesooty your grasping at straws there with the 100 posts ... perhaps though we should run down a list of what is and isn't allowed on AIBU. vodkajelly cant start us off.

blueraincoat I hated commuting on a train. between loud talkers, eaters, bo, perfume, sitting beside me when train empty (ugh) and starers I swear if that was me that got me toe smashed by a falling laptop so you do have my sympathies.

but in future (this is for vodkajelly) ... ahem ... (clears throat) please refrain from using AIBU for such trivial nonsense and take thee to the Chat! (points yonder with nose in air)

wink

Vodka...

All I can say is you've either had too much of it, or not enoughgrin

blueraincoat Mon 19-Aug-13 14:11:32

The residue water found in shop bought sushi boxes. I didn't know it was a thing either. I say covered, more of a light splashing, but still... Blacklisted.

WilsonFrickett Mon 19-Aug-13 14:06:01

What is sushi water?

<loves a challenge>

ilovesooty Mon 19-Aug-13 14:01:49

Perhaps if forums are not your thing VodkaJelly could recommend something. <takes on 100 post challenge >

blueraincoat Mon 19-Aug-13 14:00:14

Yes way home thankfully, her reaction was to reassure me "it's only water" Yes, mank sushi water. Again no apology. What is it about commuting that kills people's politeness eh?

ilovesooty Mon 19-Aug-13 13:59:07

Yes fluckered Kindly remember you're not the MN police.
:-P

fluckered Mon 19-Aug-13 13:54:54

ugh sushi water? mank! hope that was on the way home from work! thanks for the Vodkajelly that's told me. lol

oinkling Mon 19-Aug-13 13:50:39

He should definitely have apologised whether it was his fault or not.

VodkaJelly Mon 19-Aug-13 13:50:08

Fucking hell Fluckered, if were only allowed to post things that you found interesting or worthy then MN would die a death. Sorry to be a killjoy but you are not the MN police. Maybe forums are not your thing.

blueraincoat Mon 19-Aug-13 13:43:54

Haha thanks Fluckered, he is on my commuter black list along with the woman who accidentally got sushi water all over me. I'm just not cut out for commuting...

fluckered Mon 19-Aug-13 13:35:36

* slaps blueraincoat on the back * there there! yer grand. on with ye!

wink

fluckered Mon 19-Aug-13 13:34:42

well ye might meet him again on the train. perhaps limp when you catch his eye glare back at him and shout "hope ye broke your hard drive ye inconsiderate shit. YOU'LL BE HEARING FROM MY LAWYER". THEN post back his reaction and we can tell you if he was being unreasonable. smile

blueraincoat Mon 19-Aug-13 13:34:05

Fluckered - Yeah I know that, just wanted some vindication/ sympathy wink

fluckered grin brew and cake for you.

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