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DressedCrab Tue 26-Sep-17 16:58:59

Friend "Liz" went on a coach trip today to a historic house. She went with a friend and they took a double seat about halfway down the coach.

A woman was sitting on her own in front of them in the window seat. The coach began to fill up until there were hardly any seats left. A somewhat overweight woman wanted to sit next to the woman in front of Liz and tried to lift the arm rest between the seats. The woman pushed it back down and an argument developed.

The window woman said if she raised the armrest the other woman would then be sitting on her seat and she needed the room herself (she was also quite well built). The other woman said she'd be hanging over the edge of the seat and into the aisle if the armrest wasn't raised and window woman said it wasn't her problem. It carried on like that for a while with both women trying to hold onto the armrest.

Eventually the driver intervened and found aisle woman a different seat. Liz thinks window woman should have sucked it up, her friend didn't.

So who was unreasonable?

FlandersRocks Tue 26-Sep-17 17:02:24

Aisle woman was bu.

Past the armrest was window-woman's seat. I wouldn't want someone pressed right up against me either and to be frank, if they're too overweight to fit in one normal sized seat, that's a whole lot of their problem.

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Tue 26-Sep-17 17:02:51

Nah, I agree with window woman. Having your personal space invaded is very unpleasant.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 26-Sep-17 17:04:33

Aisle woman was bu.

PeppaPigTastesLikeBacon Tue 26-Sep-17 17:05:05

Window woman was correct. I wouldn't want someone filling my space up

JenNtonic Tue 26-Sep-17 17:06:44

If we were both large I'd leave the armrest up and help her out not humiliate her and have her ass half off the seat. No need for that x

Smoothyloopy Tue 26-Sep-17 17:07:49

Arm rest was the dividing line between the two seats. Aisle woman bu

MrsEricBana Tue 26-Sep-17 17:10:41

Yep armrest woman wbu.

notanurse2017 Tue 26-Sep-17 17:11:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsEricBana Tue 26-Sep-17 17:11:21

Aisle woman!!

shoofly Tue 26-Sep-17 17:12:38

Aisle woman was unreasonable

Peachyking000 Tue 26-Sep-17 17:15:50

Window person was in the right. I'm big myself and v conscious not to spill into other people's space

Piratesandpants Tue 26-Sep-17 17:20:57

Window woman was right. It doesn't matter who you are or what shape you are, you need to make yourself fit into your own space grin

MyBrilliantDisguise Tue 26-Sep-17 17:22:10

I don't understand - so there was another seat available? Why didn't the second woman to get on take the other seat?

RaininSummer Tue 26-Sep-17 17:23:26

Aisle woman wrong. Noone wants to be that close to a stranger.

picklemepopcorn Tue 26-Sep-17 17:29:50

I've been on a coach where the seats slide out a little during the journey, so you are a little less cramped.

Allthebestnamesareused Tue 26-Sep-17 17:35:55

As there was another seat available aisle woman should have just moved to it without the driver having to take her to it!

sproutish Tue 26-Sep-17 18:02:11

Yep, aisle woman was BU. I’m big and when I’m on public transport I’m so conscious about invading other peoples space. If other spaces were free I’d always choose one where I’m not in someone else’s way.

DressedCrab Tue 26-Sep-17 18:13:55

I think the driver may have rearranged some other passengers.

emmyrose2000 Wed 27-Sep-17 02:39:44

Window woman was 100% right.

Aisle woman was 100% wrong. She has no right to make her issues other peoples' problems.

MidniteScribbler Wed 27-Sep-17 03:41:46

Aisle woman is BVVVVVU unreasonable. No one wants to be pressed up against another person that they aren't related to.

FiveShelties Wed 27-Sep-17 04:11:24

Aisle woman definitely. I had a smilar thing on a flght where a woman wanted to lfe the arm rest and I refused. I hate personal contact and the arm rest to me is the boundary of your seat.

FiveShelties Wed 27-Sep-17 04:12:27

lift the arm rest!

DressedCrab Wed 27-Sep-17 06:42:26

Thanks for the replies, looks like most agree with Liz and me. I hate being touched by strangers and I'd have kept the armrest down.

In the other woman's position I'd have got there early and bagged a window seat, giving others the choice whether or not to sit next to me.

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