Student praised after refusing to give up bus seat for elderly woman
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A student has been praised for refusing to give up her bus seat to an elderly woman.
Countless arguments have been caused by someone sitting in the wrong seat or refusing to make room for someone else.
And it's understandable, no one wants to be left standing in a packed carriage or bus for hours on end because someone has taken their place.
However, the general consensus - and rightly so - is that when possible, you should give up your seat to the elderly or disabled.
So when one woman had to move a pensioner from a seat she booked, she took to the popular Reddit threat, 'Am I The A**hole', to see if she was in the wrong.
Setting the scene ahead of her recent six-hour journey, the 22-year-old explained that she gets 'really nauseous and physically sick' when she rides the bus but it's the only way she can get to and from college.
To counteract the sickness, she sits by the window, 'always keep a plastic bag close in case I have to use it', and takes anti-sickness medicine.
She said: "When I get to my seat I noticed it's occupied by a woman probably [in] her late 70s. I am socially awkward so I [was] nice as I could be I explained to her that that was my seat, I had reserved the window and she had the aisle. She said sorry, she thought it was hers and moved.
"Everything was fine after that, or so I thought."
The student then said that when she got off the bus, another woman - she presumed was travelling with the elderly passenger - came up to her and said she should have actually given up her seat.
The woman told her that the pensioner liked riding by the window.
"I told the woman I needed that seat as much as she did and if she wanted a window seat she should have reserved one like I did," the student added.
"Apparently this was viewed as rude and she went on and on about how young people are disrespectful towards the elderly and stuff like that. I ignored it and proceeded to continue the trip on my seat.
"I don't think I'm the wrong here because it was my seat but I don't believe I was disrespectful."
Since she shared the story, tons of people have piled in to share their thoughts.
And many praised her for making sure she got her seat.
"I just love how millennials are depicted as the entitled generation when Boomers throw more public tantrums than most toddlers," wrote one.
"You're entitled because you want to sit in the seat you purchased and planned accordingly for. Absolutely priceless."
While another said: "You asked someone else to vacate a window seat you paid for to avoid tossing your cookies all over a moving vehicle. That lady's traveling companion can go to hell."