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Pete

Photography and music are my two passions. I edited photography magazines for around 20 years and launched the UK's first digital imaging magazine. I founded ePHOTOzine and was owner / publisher until 2013. The photos in my portfolio are ones I like from shoots I do in any spare time I have.
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How rude?

8 Oct 2008 9:47PM   Views : 266 Unique : 236

I've just returned home from London by train and witnessed a most bizarre experiences. It was the busy 7.00pm train. The train was getting close to departure. The seats were mostly taken. A man walked up the aisle, realised that someone was in his reserved seat and politely told the seated man he was in the wrong seat. The seated man (a smartly dressed gent who'd clearly eaten far too many business lunches) said it didn't have a reserved ticket on it so he was staying seated. The man who'd reserved the seat, said I'm sorry but this is my seat I have a reserved ticket and started to show the ticket. The seated man said I don't care, I'm staying here. A mild argument started but the seated man basically said it's not my problem you find another seat, I'm not moving. And he didn't move.

Right or wrong? Assertive or downright rude?

I know what I think! I rarely feel violent, but I wanted to ram the bloke's phone ear piece up his....I had to leave my seat and find another on the train as I had steam coming out of my ears.

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LisaRose 9 172 4 United States
8 Oct 2008 10:26PM
If I were in this situation I know that my 6' 3" husband would be holding back his 5' 2" wife, or at least putting his hand over my mouth. In certain situations, like the one you describe, I don't have very good self control, and I would say more than would probably be safe? for me to say. My body may be short, but my spirit is very tall. Wink

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Davidmet 11 209 1 England
8 Oct 2008 11:34PM
Downright rude and sadly what Iv'e come to expect in UK.... I was a cop for 31years so I'm use to confrontation. If I had seen this I would have sat on his lap and refused to move... Smile
Bellie 9 507
9 Oct 2008 10:46AM
My girlfriend travels on the train to Birmingham all the time and this happens all too frequently. Makes you wonder why its worth getting a reserved seat. If I was polite I would have fetched the ticket attendant... If I wasn't I would have stayed stood up next to his seat and farted in his face throughout the journey until he got the message!
webjam 12 292 11 Netherlands
12 Oct 2008 11:28PM
Unbelievable. And we still have hope for peace in the world while we even can't conduct a proper attitude on the train?
Too be honest, sometimes I wish I could be rude and just do what I would like to do. Guess it is in the genes...?

Jacqueline
JohnParminter 9 1.3k 14 England
13 Nov 2008 5:54PM
I get this senario nearly every weekly commute to/from Aberdeen, its one thing that I hate about public transport- fighting for the seat that's reserved for you.
John

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