Someone on Faceache I haven’t spoken to in years just sent me a link to an article that immediately sent me into an irate spin. (Clearly part of their devious plan)
So I’ve regurgitated my Faceache rant below. Why waste it just on Facebook? Good rage can last for days. Stick that on a tee!
Disclaimer: Morning Rage Rant to follow.
“Student dons fake bump to ‘test’ if commuters would give up their seats. Then hands them ‘pass’ & ‘fail’ cards.”
I think the so-called ‘shamed’ commuters should have taken the card she handed them, slapped her across the face with it while screaming:
“YOUR BABY IS YOUR CHOICE.
PREGNANCY IS NOT A FUCKING DISABILITY.
I have shit in my bag that’s heavy too – Do you see me moaning about how my choice to carry around heavy useless crap entitles me to a seat you’ve paid for??
Have I inseminated you, forcing you to be pregnant, thus making me responsible for your level of discomfort??
WHERE THE FUCK IS MY PAID LEAVE TO SPONSOR ME IN MY ‘LIFE HOBBY’??
WHERE THE FUCK IS MY TAX BREAK FOR OVER-POPULATING THE PLANET??
You smug, over-populating, planet polluting, seat stealing, entitled bitch. So Fuck you and your passes and fails.
And no, you can’t have my seat.
When I get 6 months leave to fuck off to do something I like, maybe I will.”
Well I think that concludes this instalment of Morning Rage Rant everyone!
Thank you for reading this far.
A bumpy ride: Londoners reluctant to give up their seats for pregnant women on the tube
^ Damn fucking right.
Ps: I read the TimeOut link comment thread and I have to say I find the argument proposed by some, that pregnant women may fall in the tube/train and miscarry, therefore you as a stranger, and as a caring human, should give them your seat to prevent this happening, as a primary reason to automatically offer a seat a very strange concept.
Are we supposed to make all these assumptions about this faceless pregnant woman’s life, health and welfare of her child without even speaking to her? Does she not have a say in all this?
If fear of miscarriage while commuting is so high should she not as primary carer and host be the one really responsible? Why is she travelling, thus putting her unborn child at such significant risk, if that really is the case?
How do they also know what the health and general weariness of the seated traveller is? What assumptions are they making in turn?
It baffles me that we’re supposed to make all kinds of imaginary assumptions without even speaking to this pregnant lady. And vice versa.
If someone should ask me for my seat I wouldn’t hesitate or resent giving it up at all. But this passive-agressive bullshit expectation really irritates.