‘Can I Have That Seat?’ Twitter Stories of Men Who Refused To Give Up Seats

by | September 10, 2018

A least we can have Twitter stories to keep us company as our feet swell up to the size of small houses.  The last few weeks of pregnancy are no joke, you’re exhausted, usually really big, extremely uncomfortable and just want to get home and put those swollen feet up on the couch. So when you hop on that bus or train to just get home, it’s frustrating to say the least, when not only will another person not let you sit down, but they feel their hand and bag sitting on a spare seat is more important than the humans standing in front of them. 

“Well it finally happened in my 8th month of pregnancy,” Twitter user Brydie Lee-Kennedy wrote. “I just sat on a man’s hand and bag when he wouldn’t move them off the last spare seat on the bus. We’re now sharing a very quiet ride.”

His hand? the bag, we can’t even comprehend, maybe if he was carrying around gold bars and it was too taxing for the poor soul to lift the bag, but his hand? it takes the phrase ‘backing yourself into a corner’ on a whole new level. How do you even justify that without feeling like a total and utter idiot? 

Public transport has its own set of unique issues that does make it a competitive sport sometimes,  but if you think Brydie is alone, think again. There are creeps everywhere who feel their bags are more important than someone else sitting down. 

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I wish I could have thrown up on some of the people who wouldn’t give me a seat and made my own twitter stories. I remember one guy elbowing me in the stomach to get on the train in front of me, a train that had around ten people on it, fifty free seats and it was the middle of the workday. 

It’s also not just limited to Twitter stories about pregnant women. 

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Where men chimed in with their about ‘equality‘, while showing they don’t actually understand what that means. 

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Have your own twitter stories from pregnant and traveling on public transport? Drop them in the comments!

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