I am getting sick and tired of people sitting in seats that has the huge sticker next to them saying “Priority Seating: Please vacate for a disabled or less mobile person” who just look at me when I get on the crowded bus and don’t offer me a seat. Public transport really reduces people to their basest level and the result is never pretty.
Therefore, I got had a real good laugh about today’s entry on Sydney Morning Herald‘s Column 8…
“Isha’s comments reminded me of a lovely story I heard about a pregnant lady on the Gosford-to-Sydney train,” writes Alison Webster, of Westleigh (Rude blokes not offering seats, Column 8, yesterday). “Unlike Isha, she was not obviously pregnant but was feeling very nauseous and unwell, and asked a gentleman if he would mind giving up his seat for her. He said he wouldn’t, and several other passengers offered her a seat – she declined. About two minutes later, she threw up into the gentleman’s lap and when he tried to stand up, the other passengers wouldn’t let him. He had to sit with vomit on his lap all the way to Sydney. Served him right, I say!”
I hope that every single bastard that looks at me when I get on the bus with my cane and doesn’t offer me a seat gets thrown up on by a pregnant woman. Karmic retribution is a bitch.