If someone's taking up two seats on a crowded bus, is it rude to threaten to sit on their stuff?
Let's say you get on a crowded bus or subway. There's some ignorant jerk sitting with their bag next to them. You ask them if they could put it on their lap and they decline like a jerk. Do you think it'd be rude to say you're sitting anyway and then move to sit on their stuff?
- bluebellbkkLv 72 months ago
I would say, "Well, I'm sorry, but I don't believe your bag has paid and I have, so I'm going to sit down anyway" but I wouldn't actually sit ON the bag. I would sit on the end of the seat so that my hip would push the bag towards the person, getting them and their bag squashed.
- ?Lv 72 months ago
i would just try to find another seat
- JerryLv 72 months ago
I'd try being more verbally insistent before taking any action. Perhaps enlist the interest of other riders in the matter of bus etiquette.
I just began to lower my big butt down on the seat - they moved their belongings REALLY QUICKLY!
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- Anonymous2 months ago
When you practice social distancing, this issue would not come up.
- 2 months ago
I have done this, i gave them their bag and sat down, some passengers clapped me!
- LiverGirl98Lv 72 months ago
Rather than sit on their bag, remove the bag and place in on the floor or on the owner's lap, then sit down.
- USAFisnumber1Lv 72 months ago
No. A large part of etiquette is not embarrassing people in public. If you did what you propose it would most likely lead to a scene and definitely embarrass him. Just say "thank you for your kindness" and walk away.
It is very rude to make such a threat.
- 2 months ago
Rude, yes. Well deserved, also yes.