Wednesday, July 26, 2006

How much room does one need???

Usually, I'm one of those "nice" passengers that always scoot to the window seat to leave the aisle seat open for the next passenger's convenience; I also always stand up if I'm ever in the aisle seat for the window seat passenger to leave the train; and whenever in a 4 seater quad area (when the seats face each other), I make sure to leave enough leg room for the passenger across from me.

Yesterday afternoon, I was very tired. I wasn't feeling well and had to take two Benadryls (imagine the drowsiness) to fight off symptoms. For once, I did not get up for the person next to me to get out, and instead, just squeezed my legs inwards and towards the side, to make room for him. He was angry at me!! He made many "tsk" sounds, shook his head, shrugged his shoulders as if he is trapped inside and can't get out, and then blurted out, "Don't blame me if I step on your toes," sarcastically.

There was plenty of room for him to walk out of his seat. I'm about 105 pounds-- there is ENOUGH space between my feet and the seat in front of me for him to make his way out.

I've seen plenty of people who never get up for someone to exit their seat and never considerately take the window seat just to make it easier for someone else to take the aisle seat. One of the very few times that I actually didn't get up (for very legitimate reason), I get scolded?

I just gave him a dirty look that pretty much said it all. He ended up getting out just fine, so I don't know what he was complaining about.


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Anonymous said...

well, if the guy managed to utter an "excuse me" then i think i would have made the effort to get up and out of his way as a matter of courtesy. most annoying are those people who just stand up and look at you as if you are supposed to be able to read their minds as to their intentions. who knows if they want to get out, are just stretching, or got up to scratch their asses? i guess we are somehow supposed to know.