Woman on train
holidaysareoverated · 12/08/2015 20:57
DH and I took our toddler on the train today. The train wasn't super busy but there were no free seats so we walked to the next carriage. A woman and her teenage daughter were sitting at a table for four. So we approached and asked them to move over so that we could sit in the two free seats.
The woman started sighing and eye rolling at her daughter as though we were being complete pains in the arse. I told her that she was rude and entitled and asked if she expected the train to herself. Her daughter then started saying " she only sighed, she is allowed to sigh". The woman herself remained silent and then said exasperatedly "there's so much space!", which there was in the aisles. There were no other free seats at all.
AIBU to have fantasised about spilling my coffee all over them? I can't believe she thought a pregnant woman with a toddler should stand up so that she and her daughter could have a table for four to themselves!
holidaysareoverated · 12/08/2015 21:06
These were the only free seats in that carriage. We had already walked from another carriage looking for seats. There probably were lots of free seats when the woman got on but we got in at the last stop before final destination so the train had filled up.
The aisles and doorways were entirely clear but standing room only.
TTTatty · 12/08/2015 21:10
Did you sit in the free seats or ask them to move over so you could sit where they were sitting? Second scenario not okay imo.
I like an aisle seat and would not move over to the window to give you that seat. I would, however, stand up so you could sit in the available seat next to the window. The free seats are exactly that and not for you to move people to for your convenience.
holidaysareoverated · 12/08/2015 21:14
I don't see how I was wrong to have asked them to move? I asked politely. One was sat by the window and one in the aisle diagonally across, only one of them had to move over and I was met with loud sighing and eye rolling. She then made me get up and switch seats with her daughter after we had all sat down. It was only at this point that I called her rude and entitled as she huffed and puffed as though I struggled to get up and move again.
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