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Was I unreasonable to dob someone in?

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VulvicMineralWater Thu 27-Apr-17 11:38:22

NC as this might be quite outing.

I commute to work on the train. I get on at stop A and off at stop D, both of which have ticket barriers. I always buy a ticket when I travel.

Stops B and C don't have ticket barriers.

A man got on at Stop B. The inspector came around asking for anyone who got on at Stop B. The inspector was very visible and called out "Stop B passengers" loudly enough for everyone to hear. The man didn't have headphones in. Yet, the man didn't show his ticket.

So, as the inspector passed I pointed out the man and said he'd got on at Stop B. Inspector then went to check his ticket and what a surprise the man didn't have one.

The man called me an interfering bitch. Meh, yeah, that's pretty accurate but it fucks me off that people feel as though buying a ticket is optional. It's not. You're using a service, you need to pay for it.

So was I unreasonable to dob this guy in?

PeaFaceMcgee Thu 27-Apr-17 11:39:27

Yanbu. Cheeky freeloader.

Justmadeperfectflapjacks Thu 27-Apr-17 11:40:10

Ywnbu. . People like him bump up ticket prices.
Maybe travel in disguise tomo tho!!

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Thu 27-Apr-17 11:40:11

I think you were unreasonable.

On public transport you should really pretend other people don't exist unless there's a threat to life.

Were you a tattle-tale at school as well op? wink

JustAKitten Thu 27-Apr-17 11:42:02

You were the kid who asked if the teacher wanted you to hand in the homework 5 minutes before the bell weren't you?

PutThatPomBearBack Thu 27-Apr-17 11:43:06

Just grin

ItchyFoot Thu 27-Apr-17 11:43:34

Riding the train for free is the kind of stupid thing I did as a teenager. Adults should know better. I'd be to anxious to dob someone in but if I were you I'd be feeling very satisfied smug

VulvicMineralWater Thu 27-Apr-17 11:44:12

I actually wasn't. At school I was real little shit. I was expelled just before my GCSEs for setting off the fire alarms multiple times.

MadamePomfrey Thu 27-Apr-17 11:44:38

I think the inspector was pretty unreasonable expecting people to be honest about where they got on hmm obviously those not buying tickets aren't going to say anything. That seems a crazy system!

SumThucker Thu 27-Apr-17 11:44:49

I wouldn't have 'grassed' on someone for it right in front of them or 'behind their back', if someone wants to be foolish and run the risk, more fool them.

WorraLiberty Thu 27-Apr-17 11:45:07

Oh ffs I couldn't be bothered dobbing anyone in for that.

Perhaps he's down on his luck and needed to get to the Jobcentre or visit someone in hospital.

I'd feel like shit tbh.

JustAKitten Thu 27-Apr-17 11:46:05

So you've suddenly had an epiphany and decided to overcompensate, by being so annoyingly law abiding you'd dob someone in when it doesn't affect or concern you and is a minor crime.

I'd rather deal with the rebellious teen

VulvicMineralWater Thu 27-Apr-17 11:46:57

Madam They do it every day on my train. It's ridiculous. Tickets should be out at all times so they're not relying on people being honest.

Sum But as someone up thread said, it increases the cost for everyone else.

Worra Tough tits. You're using a service, you need to pay for it.

SumThucker Thu 27-Apr-17 11:47:08

How did you carry on sitting there? I'd have thought you were a right knob to be honest if I'd witnessed it grin

faithinthesound Thu 27-Apr-17 11:48:18

If people don't want to be dobbed on, then they shouldn't do dob-worthy things.

BastardGoDarkly Thu 27-Apr-17 11:48:18

Me too Worra

Dick move.

JustAKitten Thu 27-Apr-17 11:48:36

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VulvicMineralWater Thu 27-Apr-17 11:49:26

SumThucker I give zero fucks what other people think of me. If you were paying £38 per day to get to and from work whilst other people were paying diddly, maybe you wouldn't think I was a knob.

JustAKitten Thu 27-Apr-17 11:49:37

Then why did you ask?

DorisMcSweeney Thu 27-Apr-17 11:49:39

Good on you. Trust you told him to bugger off when he called you a bitch

VulvicMineralWater Thu 27-Apr-17 11:50:33

JustAKitten I don't understand how I'm a "Nasty fucker" for saying people need to pay for services they use confused

I also love the irony of your post grin

Gemma1995 Thu 27-Apr-17 11:50:44

I think you did the right thing why should the majority pay and a minority freeload! Non payment means price hikes, good on you!

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 27-Apr-17 11:50:48

YWBU. What did you gain by running telling tales. Have you got nothing better to do. Did it have any impact on your life.

VulvicMineralWater Thu 27-Apr-17 11:51:17

Dorris I just laughed at him.

nelipotter Thu 27-Apr-17 11:51:37

Harsh, JustAKitten.... but fair, imo

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