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AIBU about the man on the bus?
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HelenaWay · 12/05/2017 23:40

He said I don't think you should sit there. I said said excuse me what are you on about? He said the bags are massive and take up the fly space.

Well that was it. I was so angry, it wasn't a big amount. How dare he say that to me. I shouted at him that he had really offended me and it backed off and sat in the flight seat.

Now I'm thinking about it I don't know AIBU?

[Message from MNHQ - please note, this thread was started in 2017]*

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LoveGrooveDanceParty · 03/12/2021 16:38

To the people laughing at ‘are you on glue?’ I can only assume you’re very, very new to these parts….

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PlumManor · 03/12/2021 16:37

Yup the Fly Seat will be forever referred back to, like the Penis Beaker and the Korean Lady.

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Gonnagetgoing · 03/12/2021 16:36

Zombie thread guys!

let's hope OP wasn't too offended at her fly space being criticised - no have never heard of that term being used before - except on a plane!

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MsFogi · 03/12/2021 16:33

OP - I suspect your "Fly Space" is this a bit like the time (I still vividly remember) when I was about three years old when someone couldn't understand when I was asking for "Noddy Sugar" and the person couldn't understand what I wanted. It was actually Demerara sugar I was after but there was a picture of Noddy on the jar at home (no idea why!) so I had always assumed it was called Noddy sugar and everyone else would know that too (and I had never heard the words Demerara or brown sugar so had no other way of describing what I was after).
It was as though we were speaking different languages - I assumed she was an idiot for not understanding me and it was hugely annoying/frustrating.

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Rogue1001 · 03/12/2021 16:31

🧟‍♂️ 🧟‍♂️ 🧟‍♀️

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HollyandIvyandAllThingsYule · 03/12/2021 16:31

@Ellen888

Just noticed the date of the original post. Seems the bus is running a bit late Smile

So did I!! Ffs now I want pringles and all for nothing as it’s a zombie!
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HollyandIvyandAllThingsYule · 03/12/2021 16:29

@MeadowDream

Is the OP advertising rice and pringles in some way??
it's working, I want pringles

Heh yes that’s exactly what I took away from this thread...Damn now I have to brave the supermarket!
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Ellen888 · 03/12/2021 16:29

Just noticed the date of the original post. Seems the bus is running a bit late Smile

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YewandOak · 03/12/2021 16:25

@HelenaWay

these aren't common terms, no one knows where you mean!

Well actually they are common terms. The fly space is clearly the space between the Window and passenger. Everyone who rides a bus knows that.

Ummmm no they don't. I use the bus regularly and have never heard those terms.
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Ellen888 · 03/12/2021 16:24

"Fly space? Flight seat?"

I'd like a translation as well.....Confused

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Cas112 · 03/12/2021 16:20

@SynysterGates

dont get it
are you on glue

hahaha
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percythewitch · 03/12/2021 16:05

@PriamFarrl

OOH I didn't notice this was a zombie.
Why has it been reanimated?

Because @IroningBoardz felt that it was imperative that we knew they had found it funny.

Totally agree with @CrazyTimesAreOccurring re temporary bans.

@SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Grin Grin Grin

got any recommendations for pushchairs?
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ToughLoveLDN · 03/12/2021 16:04

@HelenaWay

these aren't common terms, no one knows where you mean!

Well actually they are common terms. The fly space is clearly the space between the Window and passenger. Everyone who rides a bus knows that.

They really don’t
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AlfonsoTheUnrepentant · 03/12/2021 16:01

YABU. And rude.

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HarrisonStickle · 03/12/2021 16:00

@memyselfandaye

Wtf? Learn to drive, less angst.

Is English your first language OP?

Oh and what flavour Pringles? It matters.

Is earth OP's first planet, more like...
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PriamFarrl · 03/12/2021 15:59

OOH I didn't notice this was a zombie.
Why has it been reanimated?

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PriamFarrl · 03/12/2021 15:57

@SadieTheNurse

Grin brilliant

It must be some sort of regional dialect than none of us know.

Flight seat is vaguely referencable if you mean the fold down seats air stewardesses sit in? But then why not call it the stadium seat?!

Fly just makes no sense though. It's just the present tense of flight, I can't think how that's come about in any regional dialect.

Please come back to explain this op 🙏

Could it be like fly sheet - meaning a pamphlet?
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TheCreamCaker · 03/12/2021 15:54

I don't have a clue what you're on about but you were unreasonable to have had a tantrum

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TitsInAbsentia · 03/12/2021 15:52

@Nestofvipers

Was the rice basmati or wholegrain?

Maybe it was wild

Wild? It was bloody livid...oh no...that was OP....
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SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius · 03/12/2021 15:51

@OboePlayingImmortalRabbit

SDT I think the Pigs in Blankets Pringles are only available at Christmas Sad They are bloomin' lovely, though.

Bloody hell - I hadn’t realised this was a zombie thread - or remembered that I had posted on it. Now I feel a complete numpty. Xmas Blush
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SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius · 03/12/2021 15:49

@RestingBitch

Summary: you had you bags between yourself and the window. A man approached. He asked you to move your bags. You instead of looking at your mounds of rice and Pringles and promptly agreeing that leaving your bags on the seat was a bit of a shitty thing to do, you thought the appropriate response was to assume he called you fat and then promptly shout at him.

MumsNet summary: No one had a bloody clue what a fly space or flight seat is, and shouting at someone when they asked you to move your shit off the seat is a bit OTT. Also what flavour Pringles and what the hell is a flight seat? Is that the one that folds up/down in the wheelchair/pushchair. If so, can confirm that on good ol norfern busses we call those .. seats.

Perfect, @RestingBitch! Thank you.
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CrazyTimesAreOccurring · 03/12/2021 15:46

@IroningBoardz is always doing this

@MNHQ - any chances of banning Zombie thread resurrecters?! Or at least a 30 day time out Grin

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Justcallmebebes · 03/12/2021 15:40

dont get it are you on glue

🤣🤣🤣

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AwaAnBileYerHeid · 03/12/2021 15:39

You're either an idiot, or on the wind up. My money is on the latter.

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percythewitch · 03/12/2021 15:35

@IroningBoardz

This thread is so funny. 🤣

@IroningBoardzWHY, JUST WHY have you dredged up a thread from 2017 just to say this? You could have read it and been entertained in your head without resurrecting it.

Cue loads of replies from people who won't read anything other than the opening post.
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