Five-Hundred Word Challenge 126: Bus Etiquette

Things that annoy me when I catch a bus:

The first is that when the bus has a lot of people on it, sometimes a good number of them are standing near the front, against the small baggage areas instead of moving to the back.

Why do this? People getting on the bus now have to try and squeeze past you because you’re too much of a selfish asshole to move to the back of the bus because you want to get off before everyone else and supposedly your desire to get off the bus a few seconds before everyone else is more important than making sure that everyone can get on the bus as quickly as possible so the bus doesn’t get too delayed.

The next is that when you get on a bus and go to sit next to someone but only have about twenty percent to thirty percent of the seat to use because someone has decided to spread their legs as widely as they think they can get away with.

When this happens, what I like to do is sit next to them as closely as possible and make them uncomfortable by being right next to them. I don’t care if that’s not a nice thing to do.

They might shift slightly and then slightly close their legs but beyond that, will appear fairly uncomfortable.

The best part about this is that sometimes they may decide to do something by leaning away whilst keeping their legs as spread as possible, as though it makes a significant difference to being able to allow someone to sit on the other side of the seat comfortably.

Sometimes it seems to never cross their minds that they should just close their legs and allow someone else to be on the seat comfortably as possible because apparently they must have some excessive crotch-sweat problem and need to ensure that, on the off-chance that a gentle breeze finds its way on the bus, they can capture as much of it as possible to help reduce the sweating that they would be experiencing.

I don’t like how people can be so selfish that they could do either of these.
I know it is something minorĀ  and there are far bigger things to worry about every day, but even so, it is not hard to have a slight bit of etiquette and not be an asshole when it comes to these things.

It’s not hard to move to the back of the bus to make sure that everyone can get on quickly and it’s also not hard to move over on a seat to make sure that someone else can sit on it without being significantly uncomfortable.

It’s really not that hard and I have no idea as to how these things don’t seem to cross someone’s mind.

Then again, some people really are just selfish pricks who don’t care about much beyond their own nose, unless it would look good to do so.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 11:40:92

Slower than I hoped, but I got my rant across, so I’m happy.

Written at my (new) desk at home.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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