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To think this man should have apologised (trivial)

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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?

themaltesefalcon Mon 19-Aug-13 13:22:21

Poor you! He was a pig.

fluckered Mon 19-Aug-13 13:22:54

yabu. you chose to sit there. it was an accident. maybe he didn't speak English or was mute. you probably broke his laptop you do realise this?

blueraincoat Mon 19-Aug-13 13:25:21

Fluckered - are you being sarcastic?

ilovesooty Mon 19-Aug-13 13:26:25

It's entirely possible that he didn't speak English, realised you were angry but didn't understand what you were saying and was embarrassed. Otherwise he would surely have apologised, but these things happen in busy places.

YouStayClassySanDiego Mon 19-Aug-13 13:26:29

fluckered how did OP break his laptop confused, he dropped it, not her.

fluckered Mon 19-Aug-13 13:26:29

yeah. of course he should have apologized. thread over.

Pootles2010 Mon 19-Aug-13 13:26:32

What do you mean she chose to sit there fluck?

YouStayClassySanDiego Mon 19-Aug-13 13:27:28

fluckered are you the laptop dropper grin

fluckered Mon 19-Aug-13 13:27:52


picnicbasketcase Mon 19-Aug-13 13:28:15

Lol fluckered grin

Yes, possible language barriers or SN aside, of course he should have apologised.

Fakebook Mon 19-Aug-13 13:29:50

I'll just say it now before someone else gets in: but he might have been having a really bad day. hmm

(Or he was a dipshit).

blueraincoat Mon 19-Aug-13 13:29:57

Definitely spoke or at least understood English as he was typing a powerpoint the whole journey which was in English. Wasn't being nosey just saw it as I was looking around. Perhaps not comfortable speaking English but why glare? Strange

fluckered Mon 19-Aug-13 13:30:31

sorry didn't get much sleep last night so excuse my dry sarcasm. I just don't get the point of this type of AIBU thread. yanbu. there! he should have apologized. surely you know that. there is nothing in there to even debate. though it would be challenging to get 100 + posts from this .... hmmmm .....

YouStayClassySanDiego Mon 19-Aug-13 13:32:26

fluckered grin brew and cake for you.

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

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

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

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


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...

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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 14:01:49

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

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