Skytrain rant

I was sitting on the skytrain yesterday during the busy commute. It was one of the newer ones where there isn't one long bench, just two-seaters. It was packed, as it always is, and I was in the middle seat so I couldn't really see behind me. I was reading my book and was plugged into my music but I heard a loudmouth on his phone, f-bomb every second word, but he seemed to be having a very interesting, heartfelt conversation with a friend about how another friend was a dick. It was like listening to two girlfriends talking about a backstabbing girlfriend, but it was a dude. Anyway, I tuned into his conversation every now and then but because it was so one-sided and so profanity-laden (that it just sounded nonsensical), I finally stopped listening and read my book. But then, all of a sudden, I I heard the loudmouth say, "Thanks, you f-ing jerk. Three stops. I've got a f-ing broken leg and no one f-ing offers me an f-ing seat? You're all too busy staring at your f-ing phones. Yeah, I see you. I see you too, on your f-ing phone. F-you!" He continues to rant on and on about this for the next three stops. First, I'm not condoning people not giving up their seat. They're assholes and they should have. Maybe it was because he was on the phone, cursing his life away that no one wanted to offer him a seat, I don't know. But the way I see it: if you have a valid reason to need a seat and no one's giving you one, goddamnit just ask someone. Go up to the able-bodied person in the seat reserved for people that need it (such as someone that has a broken leg) and ask them to vacate the seat. But instead, this guy just passive-aggressively rants for 20 minutes about what assholes we all are. Grow a pair, buddy or shut your hole.

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Not surprising.

Jan 17, 2019 at 7:16pm

Last June I was in a really bad accident with a knee and back injuries,using crutches. I had to go downtown quite a few times,and on the Skytrain the only riders who would give me a seat,were guys.
Not one single female offered up her seat

Next time....

Jan 17, 2019 at 8:10pm

say something to them.

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You Deal

Jan 18, 2019 at 12:46am

The bus brings out a lot in people in a small space. Thank you for being considerate but also caring. Just know everyone experiencing the moment is probably thinking the same as you, a little smile of acknowledgment goes a long way.

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So based on that

Jan 18, 2019 at 2:57am

You told him this to his face right?

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Agreed

Jan 18, 2019 at 4:59am

People who are passive aggressive are manipulative cowards. Passive aggressive behaviour is a not a defence mechanism. It is calculated and intentional. If you’ve got something to say, then say it. Or if don’t you have anything nice to say, then please shut the hell up.

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You gotta ask

Jan 18, 2019 at 7:16pm

Big Thanks to the people who gave up their seat when my 88 years old dad and I were taking the train to the Van C vs Flo P!

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Wobbly Willy

Jan 19, 2019 at 1:21pm

And no my name does not mean my dick is wobbly, my balls are..........riding the bus with cane or walker is kinda funny,all us old peeps talk about our infirmities very openly , and sometimes us guys compete on how fucked up we are. 75 and i'm still having pissing contests.

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