10/3/08

oh dear

anyone who's taken a city bus (in the states) is familiar with this sign posted above the seats directly behind the bus driver: "these seats must be vacated for seniors and disabled persons when needed." if disability is sometimes hard to gauge by simply looking at someone, seniority is much harder--what might appear to me, a fabulous older woman, might be senior citizen to someone else. worse yet? offering one of these seats to a pregnant woman (as a matter of courtesy), only to be told, "i'm not pregnant, sweetie." what to do!

2 comments:

Lisa said...

It just goes to prove that even the best intentions can sometimes backfire, can't they? Here's hoping you commute during off hours when there are plenty of open seats :)

iyan and egusi soup: said...

lisa: lol. i'm actually beginning to enjoy the rush hour commute--comical!