This is a Flickr badge showing public photos from cao5765. Make your own badge here.

Locations of visitors to this page

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Inconsiderate Pregnant Woman (by email)

Well, you were there. I merely attempted objectivity in my answer. You have clarified, and therefore, preggers deserves to never have a seat postpartum again. Her husband shall be cursed to a lifetime of corns.

"C" wrote:
> How can preggers not have seen me especially when I was standing next
> to her comfortably unloaded feet? More importantly how could she have
> forgotten my compassionate seat giving when it occurred only two stops
> previous - a total of no more than 10 minutes? I attribute it more to
> selfishness than to forgetfulness or oversight.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kirsten [mailto:Kirsten@.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 12:39 PM
> To: C
> Subject: Re: NY life.
> Dear Discombobulated Decorum:
> This is a tough situation where the rules of etiquette fall into the
> gray area. Since you did eschew the comfort of a subway seat for the
> pregnant woman, she should recognize that and not invite her own
> guests to sit down. It would be as if you invited an aquaintance to dinner
> and they brought 30 of
> their closest friends and you missed out on the grub that you prepared. You
> should always be gracious
> in accepting the generosity of strangers. Therefore, unless her husband
> suffered from sympathy
> pregnancy, he was not entitled to a seat.
> This verdict however, still lies in the gray area. Perhaps she did
> not see you leaning in for the sit down. If her movements were
> calculated and all for the procurement of a seat for her compassionate
> counterpart, then she should have been made to stand and risk the health of
> her unborn child. Shame
> on her greedy husband. This couple most likely and knowingly knocked over a
> blind man on the way to
> the train. Preggers partners in crime, these two owe their bunyonfree feet
> to the kindness of
> strangers. If preggers did not see you, then you need to stop being so
> sensitive.
> "C" wrote:
> > Here is the scenario... A seat on the subway becomes available that
> > is closest to the door. I go to sit just as a pregnant woman walks
> > on the train, so I get back up to let her sit. A couple of stops
> > later, the seat next to her opens up. I was going to take it when
> > she suddenly slides
> over
> > to let her husband sit down in her seat. Is this rude or what?
> >
> > So now while I am annoyed and still standing, I happen to notice the
> > BP
> (the
> > gas/energy company) ads plastered along the top of the subway car.
> > One of the BP ads stated that they were the largest producers of
> > Natural Gas. I think I can debate them on that point.


Post a Comment

<< Home