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To wonder how many different ways you can come up with to say YABU to this

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atthewelles Mon 25-Feb-13 12:05:24

Just always fascinated by how a post that only seems to have one possible answer ie YANBU can be turned on its head, mis-read, mis-interpreted, taken out of context etc in order that the OP can be told they ABU.

So, to this perfectly obvious YANBU example how many ways can different posters find a YABU angle?

"I was standing at the bus stop yesterday and was first in the queue for the bus. After waiting about twenty minutes the bus came along and was pretty full. The driver said 'one passenger only' and the person behind me pushed me to one side and got on. AIBU to think this was rude, inconsiderate and downright cheeky and to wish I'd said something at the time?"

ShatnersBassoon Mon 25-Feb-13 12:32:52

I bet you had lots of shopping that would have taken too much space on the bus. Try cooking from scratch in future, you get less packaging and therefore fewer Iceland bags to carry home.

ArbitraryUsername Mon 25-Feb-13 12:32:56

I bet you weren't really first in the queue. You just wanted to hoick up your judgey pants on here.

SPBInDisguise Mon 25-Feb-13 12:33:05

Oh and is this all you have to worry about? Some of us have real problems. My dishwasher's making a clonking sound, try thinking about people like me before you post your minor bus winges in future ok.

ShatnersBassoon Mon 25-Feb-13 12:35:05

Yeah, and 100% of my grey was not covered by my hair dye this morning. Think on next time something 'bad' happens in your life.

lougle Mon 25-Feb-13 12:35:38

YABU. The bus driver didn't say 'only the first person in the queue to board the bus'. He said 'only one passenger.'

At that point, it was open to anyone in the queue to deem them self to be the 'one passenger' and the queue was no longer functional because no matter how long you waited in the queue, only one of you was going to get on the bus.'

Spoonful Mon 25-Feb-13 12:39:28

Anyway, why didn't you specify the gender of anybody in this story? PC gone mad I say.

sneezingwakesthebaby Mon 25-Feb-13 12:39:35

YABU. Maybe she didn't want to conform to this imaginary queue you had started. Not everyone queues. Gawd.

LunaticFringe Mon 25-Feb-13 12:40:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

WannabeWilloughby Mon 25-Feb-13 12:42:00

grin at lunatic

gordyslovesheep Mon 25-Feb-13 12:44:27

Yabvvu you should learn to respond to the needs of others ...saying NO and imposing rules is very damaging to personal development

Try sitting down and talking calmly to the other person next time

GrowSomeCress Mon 25-Feb-13 12:44:30

You don't take priority just because you're first in line! Entitled and selfish, she was very obviously disabled.

YABU OP wink

HerbyVore Mon 25-Feb-13 12:46:19

Would it have hurt you to ask her yourself ?

Does no-one talk to anyone anymore, you never know you could have made a difference to her day and even made a friend.


TalkativeJim Mon 25-Feb-13 12:46:34

Being preoccupied with queuing is a very British thing so I actually find your post quite racist OP - YABU!

noblegiraffe Mon 25-Feb-13 12:47:08

The current economic climate means we all have to make sacrifices. There simply aren't enough seats on the bus for everyone to get one.

chocoluvva Mon 25-Feb-13 12:49:35

I feel very sorry for that person behind you in the queue - she must be so stressed and unhappy to have behaved like this.
YANBU to rant here, but in RL you have to suck it up.

GrowSomeCress Mon 25-Feb-13 12:55:47

In fact I can't believe you've made this thread at all, just so judgey, mind your own business OP

nurserytea Mon 25-Feb-13 13:01:24

What a mean minded miserable thread.

The person behind you was probably the bus driver's wife and he had forgotten his sandwiches for lunch and she pushed you to one side and jumped on the bus to give him the sandwiches.
But of course you had to take umbrage and walk off muttering about people skipping the queue.
Is suppose you would prefer people to starve rather than you have to wait a few extra minutes to get on the bus.
I am very tempted to report you OP as my DH is a bus driver and I am finding this thread very upsetting.

chocoluvva Mon 25-Feb-13 13:04:51

My dishwasher's making a clonking sound too - approximately every 45 seconds. Mine's a zanussi - what make is yours, SPB?

Sorry to hijack your thread OP!

LangenFlugelHappleHoff Mon 25-Feb-13 13:11:06

spoonful you got there before me...

lougle Mon 25-Feb-13 13:13:07

Could there have been a person on the bus bleeding profusely, so she pushed you out the way to apply her 'The White Company' pillowcase as a tourniquet?

GrowSomeCress Mon 25-Feb-13 13:13:33

lougle grin

SPBInDisguise Mon 25-Feb-13 13:19:42

Sorry choco I was lying for effect
shock at outing oneself as a troll

SolomanDaisy Mon 25-Feb-13 13:21:09

yabu for relying on state provided public transport. Take some responsibility for your own life, get a job and a car and stop expecting the rest of us to subsidise your transport arrangements. You're not entitled to a place on a bus FFS.

nurserytea Mon 25-Feb-13 13:22:46

YABVVU. Maybe that poor person had amnesia and completely forgot they hadn't been at the bus stop first.

Or maybe their annoying and interfering MIL hadn't bothered to collect the DC from nursery like she promised so the passenger had to dash there and collect them herself.

Or maybe her bridezilla friend was having a panic attack at the cake shop because the icing wasn't the same shade of pink as the bridesmaids dresses and she had to get there asap to calm her down.

Why on earth would you just assume she was 'skipping the queue'??? What a ridiculous assumption to make.

lougle Mon 25-Feb-13 13:22:56

Perhaps she had pre-paid a ticket, meaning that she in fact had a seat on the bus, just hadn't taken it up yet. You, meanwhile, only wanted a seat on the bus.

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