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Got threatened by another bus passenger
I was on a crowded bus this past Thursday coming home from the mall and I was sitting down on a crowded bus. I had my merchandise on a seat and I myself am slightly overweight so I take up 1 and 1/8th of a seat. Not to the point of taking up two seats and I am not required to buy two seats on a plane. The seats on the newer buses are small. So the bus takes off and stops along State Street to pick up more passengers and it is standing room only. So some woman gets on and tells me to give up my seat in a threatening tone of voice so I politely refused (as I am disabled and after repeated injuries to my ankles my days of being a standee are over). I would have moved over and placed my packages in my lap but when you talk to me in that tone of voice, that is the point where I do not feel comfortable sitting next to this individual so I got up, asked the driver to call the police (he did not think it was necessary) so I just got off the bus and there was another bus behind it that was training a new driver so I got on it (thank goodness for unlimited monthly passes).
If the woman would have asked nicely, I would have probably complied.
You get more with a kind word and a gun than you get with just a kind word.
But I agree, you get sweet bugger all with a nasty tone and rotten attitude.
I try to be nice to all I encounter, but the second I get nasty from someone, they get nothing nice back that's for sure.
In your position, I might have just acted like I was unable to understand the person.