Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Common Sense Bus Etiquette

People need to seriously study up harder on their bus etiquette.

Rule #47, Section 3 clearly states that if you take the passenger seat, the corresponding window view is out of bounds, and you'll need to be satisfied with what you can see through the window in front.

You can't sit the whole time with your head turned directly sideways, three inches from the person who has rightfully claimed the window seat, looking at the view just past his nose, or just behind his ear.

This is disconcerting, and makes your fellow passenger decidedly edgy. He will find it very difficult to read his book, and will likely gag at the regular gusts of your warm, unattended-to morning breath.


Nixter said...

Hear Hear. I hate that and I often wonder if they are looking at me - so sometimes I turn to look their way too - but that freaks me out even more esp if they don't stop looking in my direction! So I stop and just sit there feeling uncomfortable!

Bonnie said...

Rule #47, Section 4: If you are seated in the aisle seat, and leave the window seat empty, you should shuffle across for another passenger, not expect them to crawl over the top of you to get in and out.

Rule #53, section 1: When sitting in the aisle seat you should always stand up to let the person seated in the window seat off the bus. Don't just swivel you knees sideways and make them awkwardly shuffle past/crawl over you.

Ben McLaughlin said...

Hey Nixter. Glad I'm not alone with this one. Yeah, it is soo uncomfortable. Have they not got a book of their own they could occupy themselves with?!

Hey Bonnie. Good call wit these other excerpts fron the textbook. These two are really both very much common sense ones, yet still people apparently find them so hard to grasp.