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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?"

Lottikins Mon 25-Feb-13 13:25:09

YABU. He was the driver!

chocoluvva Mon 25-Feb-13 13:27:14

I know you were lying for effect, SPB grin I was entering into the spirit of this mock discussion by trying to stage a mock hijacking of it. My dishwasher is fine - and it's not a zanussi. Glad you're not really having clonking though. Not on a monday!

magimedi Mon 25-Feb-13 13:27:19

I have reported this post as YABVU to have made me laugh so much & I want it put in classics!

SPBInDisguise Mon 25-Feb-13 13:28:49

Yabvvvu for making me look a fool grin

lougle Mon 25-Feb-13 13:29:44

YABU. Such a first-world problem hmm

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

Ooh - I feel mean now - see what a hornet's nest you've stirred up, OP. I hope you're feeling proud of yourself and your attack on 'middle class' MN'ers with our 4x4's. You've really offended, SPB. I am considering reporting this thread. I luffs SPB - waves at SPB. It's people like you, OP who give MN a bad name.

Tyranasaurus Mon 25-Feb-13 13:36:47

YABU if you'd needed a seat that badly you could've just asked one of the other passengers to get off

MortifiedAdams Mon 25-Feb-13 13:37:00


She made it a queue, before her you were just a woman standing in the street. You needed her. Dont be so ungrateful.

Tyranasaurus Mon 25-Feb-13 13:38:34

Also, why has noone questioned the driver's decree that only one passenger was allowed on

nurserytea Mon 25-Feb-13 13:44:52

I really can't understand why people get so worked up about things like this. <pointless interjection but sounds all lofty and superior>

chocoluvva Mon 25-Feb-13 13:46:21

You sound quite controlling OP.

chocoluvva Mon 25-Feb-13 13:53:24

Also, YABU for wishing you'd said something at the time - the only acceptable thing to have said would be a tirade of nasty swearing and everyone knows that language like that is only acceptable on MN.

nurserytea Mon 25-Feb-13 14:00:41

I really hope MNHQ remove this thread. Some poor, disabled, amnesiac woman who has to dash to the nursery to collect her children while also saving the life of a passenger who is bleeding to death; hijacking a bus; coping with a clunking dishwasher'; and remembering to bring the bus driver his sandwiches is being villified for not letting some lazy arsed, whingy, self entitled OP on the bus ahead of her.
Definitely Mumsnet at its worst sad

TheVermiciousKnid Mon 25-Feb-13 14:13:51

And where were your children while you spent ages gallavanting about at the bus stop? Huh? Huh? Won't somebody think of the children. sad

TheVermiciousKnid Mon 25-Feb-13 14:14:55

In any case, you have really upset me with your stealth boasting. Where I live we have to phone to book the bus, they don't just turn up. You don't know how lucky you are. sad

nurserytea Mon 25-Feb-13 15:08:25

Hands OP a grip.

vladthedisorganised Mon 25-Feb-13 15:21:15

Oh thank you OP.
I'll have you know I am a person who regularly steps (I resent the innate prejudice of the word 'pushes' as I believe it to be elitist) past people to get on the bus. I actually did the very same thing this morning.
I deeply resent your implication that I'm some sort of peasant because I took my own, equal place in the queue and just happened to step past you to get on the bus. The fact that there was only one place on the bus is hardly my problem but you're being so judgemental...
I bet you describe it as the "head" of the queue as well, just part of the hierarchy that you middle-class snobs try to impose on us on a daily basis.
I'm going to cry.

FlouncingMintyy Mon 25-Feb-13 15:24:07

She was probably on her way to her dm's funeral. At least you have a mother, you should try and appreciate while you have her sad.

BlameItOnTheBogey Mon 25-Feb-13 15:27:12

YABU for not knowing how to drive and therefore being inherently selfish. People who can't drive are a drain on others.

fluffyraggies Mon 25-Feb-13 15:29:46


What's with this capitalist concept of first anyway - live and let live man. Peace.

<drifts off in cloud of smoke>

ArbitraryUsername Mon 25-Feb-13 15:32:11

BlameItOnTheBogey: it's even worse than that, I'm afraid. The OP clearly has the gall to not be well paid enough to own a car, drive it into town and pay for the parking. Such a drain on society. If she wanted a seat she should make sure she can pay for her own private transport. Or, at the very least, a taxi.

atthewelles Mon 25-Feb-13 15:34:36

Okay, so I can't drive. But that's because I spend so much time walking a mile in other people's shoes sad.

MoonlightandRoses Mon 25-Feb-13 15:38:28

Here, have my very first biscuit OP - not only do you post about having been angry at a more deserving case than you getting on the bus, you then try to pull the drip feed card with your non-driving and "...spend so much time other people's shoes" comments. You really should have mentioned these facts in your OP, bit suspicious they only emerge when no-one is agreeing with you.

Oh, and, YABU. grin

SPBInDisguise Mon 25-Feb-13 15:38:35

And I bet while you're off in their shoes they're having to wear some fluffy slippers you keep in a basket by the door for guests.

TheVermiciousKnid Mon 25-Feb-13 15:45:57

YABU. Leave the bus.

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