to think that pregnant does not have to mean classless and entitled...

(79 Posts)
glasgowsteven Tue 18-Feb-14 11:07:09
mewkins Tue 18-Feb-14 18:37:12

The way she has been quoted is pretty much out of her hands of course. I'm sure the DM never skews a story.

I hate the pregnancy is an illness thing that people spout because many women do struggle with tiredness, dizziness etc especially on overheated trains when pregnant. Any decent person realising that someone was unwell and slumping on the floor should have offered their seat regardless.

MidniteScribbler Tue 18-Feb-14 21:54:56

If I'm on a train I'm in my own little world generally, usually with my head in a book. Tap me on the shoulder and I'll jump up straight away to give someone my seat, but I don't analyse every passenger stepping on the train to determine their need for a seat being greater than mine. It's not entitled to want to sit down if you are struggling, but it is entitled to expect people to be paying attention to your every move (or bump) without bothering to ask.

Caitlin17 Tue 18-Feb-14 22:01:10

If it had been me I'd have gone into first class and paid the upgrade (actually if it had been me I'd have been in first class anyway).

She doesn't look as if she's badly off and is bound to have had a credit card on her. If I'd been that unwell I'd have put my comfort first even if I had to pay.

pickles184 Tue 18-Feb-14 22:19:15

I have to say that threads like this make you a little sad at peoples lack of common decency. This woman was pregnant and unwell, she had paid the exact same amount for her journey as everyone else and really isn't being entitled expecting a little human decency from her fellow travellers. Almost certainly there was a number of people who could have offered their seat to someone more in need of it than them.
The train companies are at fault in selling far more tickets than they have available seats. It is grossly unfair that by virtue of chance you will either pay through the nose for a cramped seat or for the pleasure of standing in the doorways and corridors. The state of our railways is disgusting .

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