The other day I boarded a local Bus to commute from a place back home. The seats are arranged in pairs of 2 with one facing the window and other, the aisle. The systems in local busses here is that there are no seat numbers alloted. So, as far as you have a valid ticket, you can sit on whichever seat you want, provided it’s vacant. And I was having a severe Sinus attack and all I wanted was to be able to rest my head on the seat. Bus seats don’t really have a head rest attachment and the only way I could lay my head on it is if i sit in a slant position on 2 seats. And I did just that.
Vacant bus. Like literally, the only number of passengers in there were 5 including me. That’s empty! And at every bus-stop, there would be on average 2 to 3 passengers boarding and getting off. So still, the bus is pretty much vacant as it has a capacity of around 60 seats. Do the math. If you would turn your head around to look when you’d board it, you’d have a lot many options as to which seat you would want to sit on. I soo wish some people knew that.
As my head was hurting, I had my earphones on tuning to my playlist and enjoying the window, sitting comfortably on both seats, pretty much had a back to rest my head and it had almost stopped hurting by now just until almost on every bus-stop, there’d be atleast one such passenger, who’d come near my seat and ask me to shift inside so that he can sit. I mean, what on earth have I done to you!? So many empty seats, so many options and you want me, a person in pain to shift because you want to sit on none other seats but this.
Can’t some see others being a bit comfortable? It’s not even against the law to not sit on 2 seats, because there’s no mention of the same. And just like It’s understood that one person should sit on one seat, its absolutely alright to have both seats occupied by one single person when there are plenty of other vacant seats for others. Do some find this amusing to trouble others?
I was soo not in mood to even start a quarrel. Just that one disgusting look I’d give and ignore the rest whatever if they blabbered. They’d go and sit on other seats. I mean, you could’ve gone and sat without having to even disturb me. But seriously, I absolutely don’t understand what goes on into their minds. I genuinely hope, their dead souls rest in peace!