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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?"

ArbitraryUsername Mon 25-Feb-13 12:06:43

She might have been disabled and couldn't stand any longer. YABU.

That what OU were hoping for?

Spoonful Mon 25-Feb-13 12:08:44

Well... you do come across as a bit entitled, and aggressive to be honest.
Is this really all you have to worry about?

Unacceptable Mon 25-Feb-13 12:11:17

YABU you don't know anything about that other person. It could've been very,very important for her to have got that exact bus. Why couldn't you just wait for the next bus? I'd just have waited patiently for the next bus, this wouldn't have bothered me at all...have you thought about anger management classes OP?

OldLadyKnowsNothing Mon 25-Feb-13 12:12:58

YWBU to wait for as long as 20 minutes. Think how much closer to home you would have been, and how much fitter, had you set off walking!

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

YABU. Fortune favours the brave. Or, the bus driver probably had a squint and appeared to be talking to the person behind you who might have lacked the social skills to realise how a queue operates. Cut them some slack, walk a mile in their shoes etc.

ArbitraryUsername Mon 25-Feb-13 12:15:04

Maybe she lived at the end of the bus route and her next bus would be in an hour. She was probably fed up with all the seats being taken up by people travelling a couple of stops (who could get on several different buses).

foxache Mon 25-Feb-13 12:15:47

YABVVU for taking the bus in the first place. How very bourgeois. Why can't you fucking walk like the rest of us? Are we expected to pay for you when you become a burden on the NHS because of your obesity? Selfish and entitled.

ArbitraryUsername Mon 25-Feb-13 12:16:06

Maybe she's a lone parent with no support who would have been (very) late to pick her DC from nursery if she'd hadn't jumped on the bus quick.

Hullygully Mon 25-Feb-13 12:16:21

Maybe her cat had died you selfish fuck

ShatnersBassoon Mon 25-Feb-13 12:16:48

The other person probably felt threatened by your aggressive and entitled nature and sought refuge on the bus.

WorraLiberty Mon 25-Feb-13 12:17:51


She was probably pregnant, dying for a piss and about to burst into floods of hormonal tears.

Shame on you.

SavoyCabbage Mon 25-Feb-13 12:18:41

First in the queue you say but who started this queue of yours. If there were seats, then those people may have been at the bus stop before you started this queue of yours.

Why should you get first dibs on the bus when you weren't at the bus stop first???? Yabu.

atthewelles Mon 25-Feb-13 12:18:50

I am now wondering if maybe she had a syndrome called 'skipping the queue syndrome' and I was being really mean and judgey to just assume she was skipping the queue simply because she pushed me out of the way and skipped the queue?

WorraLiberty Mon 25-Feb-13 12:20:37

Perhaps she can't help skipping and is a product of the patriarchal society we live in?

She grew up feeling the need to skip for men.

gordyslovesheep Mon 25-Feb-13 12:23:09

A sad example of the impact of the obesity epidemic ...fat people taking up all the seat probably ...or something else fatist!

doyouwantfrieswiththat Mon 25-Feb-13 12:23:41

She was the replacement bus driver.

SavoyCabbage Mon 25-Feb-13 12:23:44

Also, in some cultures queuing is unheard of.

ArbitraryUsername Mon 25-Feb-13 12:25:07

Perhaps her husband is abusive and she had to get that bus to make sure she was home on time...

There may have been an emergency with her goat?

Tribblewithoutacause Mon 25-Feb-13 12:25:37

Do you regularly let people walk all over you? Instead of focusing on her issues, maybe take a look at your own.

doyouwantfrieswiththat Mon 25-Feb-13 12:25:58

she was hijacking the bus and you were too self-absorbed to notice, you should have called the police.

foxache Mon 25-Feb-13 12:27:59

Maybe your 11 children meant you were unlikely to all get on anyway? Next you'll be asking us to make you a new bus.

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

I blame your DH for all of this and think you should leave him bus! grin

SPBInDisguise Mon 25-Feb-13 12:31:27

Yabu to live your life restricted by social constraints such as queuing.

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