Andrew
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Andrew asked in Society & CultureEtiquette · 2 months ago

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?

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  • 2 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 7
    2 months ago

    i would just try to find another seat

  • Jerry
    Lv 7
    2 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. 

  • ?
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    I just began to lower my big butt down on the seat - they moved their belongings REALLY QUICKLY!

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  • Anonymous
    2 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!

  • 2 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.

  • 2 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.  

  • ?
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    It is very rude to make such a threat.  

  • 2 months ago

    Rude, yes.  Well deserved, also yes.

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