Cute girl at Beta 5
We were stuck in the Beta 5 parking lot this afternoon and I helped you move your car out.. I probably should have helped you drive your car completely out of the lot since it...
FOLLOW THIS
I have been taking transit now for a few years in Vancouver. Please tell me why people sit in the outside seat on a crowded train or bus and look at me if I'm an alien when I want to sit in the EMPTY seat by the window? Why do people do this? Very laid back person, but this makes me crazy!!!!
0
0
Rating: 0
Comments (19) Add New Comment
a girl
because they're stupid weird people... that's why.
0
0
Rating: 0
Eli Gibson
Also extremely annoying: people who stand in front of the rear exit doors even when there are available seats (let alone other places to stand) and are in the way when you're trying to disembark; people who don't remove their backpacks or other large baggage on crowded buses; and younger people who don't give up the front seats to elderly people. And by the latter, yes I'm talking to YOU, the hipster asshole with glasses in his mid-20s who gets on at 14th/Granville, nabs the first available seat & keeps his head down when older people get on.
0
0
Rating: 0
PeopleSuckSometimes
Fear. People fear being close to strangers. Fear.
0
0
Rating: 0
Scared
People in Vancouver are afraid of each other!!!!!! Normal every day people! For no reason at all! Sometime the only people who reach out are the homeless and charity canvassers but that's only because they want something from you. I know what you mean O.P. Totally.
0
0
Rating: 0
Yes!
@a girl......you took the words right out of my head.
0
0
Rating: 0
Hongcouverjapanada
Lots of different cultures with different outlooks on what's rude , might as well just accept it and be happy
0
0
Rating: 0
hope
possible reasons 1) claustrophobia 2) fear they will have to squeeze by someone on their way out 3) they are getting off the bus soon 4) strange 5) inconsiderate. i'm sure there are more but....
0
0
Rating: 0
mm
I have noticed this is a common practice for people who are obviously new to Canada and for them it's probably about fearing strangers and feeling intimidated.
I don't mind when elderly folks do it because it's just physically easier for them to take the outside seat.
Other people are just passive aggressive asshats. What pisses me off more is when other passengers let them get away with it on a crowded bus or train. They're just as pathetic as the asshats.
0
1
Rating: -1
Anneke
I think these people are selfish. Unfortunately for them I usually make a bee-line for the seat they are 'guarding', and if they protest, I ask, in a loud voice, "Oh, did you purchase TWO tickets?"
0
0
Rating: 0
Senior
I think they are just rude and don't want anyone to sit beside them. I did ask a male to let me in and he was extremely angry and rude to me. I am a senior and most all of the time that the bus is crowded, no one will stand up for me or for handicapped people, or ones with small children. I feel very sad for how rude and thoughless many people have become.
0
1
Rating: -1
mm
Hongcouverjapanada: I disagree. Just because a behaviour is acceptable in other countries, doesn't mean it's okay here. Cultural difference, fear, or selfishness is no excuse. If someone doesn't want to be near people, they shouldn't use public transit.
0
0
Rating: 0
hmm
I've taken transit in many cities in North America, and I've only seen this behavior in Vancouver. I honestly do not understand it.
0
0
Rating: 0
Let's Imagine
They don't want you to sit on their imaginary friend.
0
0
Rating: 0
uknow
Hey asshat! Your mom lied. You are not special. MOVE OVER !
0
0
Rating: 0
Stander
I'm a stander, usually near the doors, it's just the least awkward place to stand. There's actually less space for people to squeeze past anywhere else, and I feel uncomfortable standing with my crotch right in people's faces who are sitting. I am sorry to be a nuisance but it can't be avoided.
0
0
Rating: 0
a little fart
This also drives me crazy. When they look at me like an alien and then turn to the side to let me into the window seat I make a point of 'unintentionally' rubbing my butt all over them as I move in and sit down. Then if I'm lucky and getting off before them I do it again on the way out. Maybe let out a little fart for good measure. I like to think I'm teaching them a lesson.
0
0
Rating: 0
Bus rider
This drives me nuts too. I lived in China for awhile and this behaviour was the norm on busses and trains there. Perhaps it's the norm in other countries as well? It was normal for the aisle seats to be the first to fill up and for people to not get up for you when you needed to get out. I don't really see the point because it's more inconvenient to have someone's ass in your face than it is to get up for a second and let them in and out, but maybe it's just me?

Maybe Vancouver culture is just changing and we have to get used to different ways of doing things. It's too bad because change makes me uncomfortable. It's like culture shock, but in your own home :(
0
0
Rating: 0
TJ
Vancouver has to become more of a "melting pot". Being born and raised in Vancouver as are my parents and grandparents. I have always been taught to be courteous. ie; Say your "welcome" or "thank you" when you do or someone does something for you. People say that culture is good for Vancouver but it does have it's cons. I find people today to be very rude and don't say thank you when you hold the door open for them or wave to you when you let them in front of you when you are in your car. BE MORE FRIENDLY PEOPLE!!!! Beind friendly is contagious and when you are friendly to people other people will become friendly.
0
0
Rating: 0
Mr Cushy Pushy
I for one do not tolerate ANY bullshit on transit. Bike on Skytrain during rush hour? Sorry it's NOT ALLOWED! Taking up two seats? Move the FUCK OVER! Eating your McShitties? Go eat your stinky crap on THE STREET! Sitting in the aisle seat? Thanks for the WINDOW ASSHOLE! Couples slobbering over each other? Get A ROOM! Incessant cell phone chatter? Just DIE already you inconsiderate FUCK! For the rest of you I'm as pleased as pie.... mmmmmmm I like pie.
0
0
Rating: 0
Add new comment
To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.