Our parents instilled in us a sense of public manners when we were little. If we ever had a tantrum in public, particularly in a confined place like a train, some of us would receive a severe talking to. This does not seem to be the case for all people. Others were not all born with the ability to respect others. This lady was given an important life lesson, but she had no idea it would be terrible.
Running Out Of Patience
“If we throw her off this train, we’ll have one more seat,” shouted a fellow rider. Things aren’t likely to improve. Jessica stared at the lady, who had an arrogant expression on her face. “I paid for this ticket; this is my private area!” said the lady. “No, that isn’t,” another guy said. It was spiraling out of control, and the cop in command was about to lose his cool.
The safety of the passengers is the primary concern for drivers. There would be no issues and fewer accidents if all drivers obeyed the laws of the road. In public transit, however, the situation is very different. Many employees in the middle class do not have access to a vehicle. As a result, the majority of them choose to commute by rail. Unspoken railway rules were instilled in us as children. However, one lady missed the message, and everyone was ready to give her a lesson…
Jessica Huit had a long day ahead of her and was eager to get home. To make it to the train on time, she braved rush hour. After all, she’s accustomed to New York City’s frantic pace. Long journeys on packed trains are acceptable with her. So she believed she’d seen everything.
Taking the train during peak hours is difficult. It’s an understatement to say that I was uncomfortable. To begin with, obtaining your own seat is almost difficult. As a result, taking just one seat is an unspoken rule. Making space for other passengers is customary politeness. This lady, on the other hand, Jessica couldn’t believe…
Looking For A Seat
When Jessica got on the train, she was exhausted. She was accustomed to riding the packed train and was prepared for it. So she set out to locate a seat for herself to sleep for the whole of the 90-minute journey. In quest of a seat, she pushed her way through a throng. She was fortunate enough to come upon one.
She saw an available seat next to a lady. It’s not difficult to deduce that this is the train’s final remaining seat. Why hasn’t someone taken the position, she wondered? It has some damage to the seat, but it seems to be in excellent working order. She asked for the seat from the lady. Her reaction left her dumbfounded.
You can expect a lot of trouble when hundreds of people are all in an enclosed space at a period of time, especially since they are all strangers to each other. Quite frankly, the stress of traveling in public transportation can bring out the worst in people. Some people listen to music too loudly or eat noisily or shout at their phones. But this woman is the worse.
No Rules For Her
“Could I please have a seat here?” Jessica inquired sweetly, motioning to the vacant seat. The woman’s large Louis Vuitton suitcase was sprawled next to her, thus taking up two chairs and making it impossible for other people to sit. Jessica soon realized that this one woman thought she was above railway regulations.
Jessica was completely ignored by the woman, who had headphones in her ears, and her concentration was fixated on her phone. She pretended to be unaware of her presence. At this point, the train had stopped again, and security had entered the carriage. Jessica felt conscious of the tension in the car as the train passed by. She took a peek around, observing the young woman’s enraged expression on her lips.
Officers Were There
Jessica knew she wasn’t the first person to ask for this seat, only to be shout at. It was unmistakably the reason these cops had come to check her. Jessica took a step back and observed the situation. The officer brushed past her and made a beeline for the young lady. Someone must have reported. What precisely did she do?
‘Don’t Touch My Stuff!’
The officer motions for her and her handbag and instructs her to store it in the overhead trunk. “No…. don’t touch my stuff!” she swats his hand away. “Madam, get that up there or I’ll get you off the train right now,” shouted the officer.
The cop extended his hand to assist her in moving her purse. “Don’t touch my stuff!” she said again, taking out her earbuds and peeping out from beneath her hat. “Can we make someone sit there?” the cops requested politely as he withdrew his hand. “No, I don’t want anyone sitting next to me,” she said. There are other seats available!”
The guy in the seat next to her wasn’t having it. “It’s already a late train, and you’re stopping everyone,” he says, interrupting her. The woman scoffs at him and resumes her standoff with the cops. She is steadfast in her refusal to bend. The other passengers on the train felt the same way.
As surrounding passengers applauded, the audience’s displeasure became obvious. “There is no space!”, “No, there is no space!”, “There is only standing room!” they exclaimed loudly. Jessica was convinced that this woman was refusing this seat to everyone else. There were a lot of folks that were waiting. The officer continued.
He had become stern. “Pull your bag off, ma’am, or I’ll take you off the train right now,” he threatened. Jessica could sense the wrath in the audience. She had to have been acting entitled for a long time. “If you pull her out, we’ll have one more seat,” another passenger in the back added. This, however, aggravated the condition.
The haughty lady then looks up and yells at a nearby passenger, “You are not disabled. You are not expecting a child!” “Bed bugs irritate me. I’m not drawn to your odor. You’re revolting.” Jessica was taken aback by the woman’s bravado. She didn’t think she was fit to board the train in the first place. Despite this, she persisted.
“This is my own area!” exclaimed the young girl. “No, it isn’t,” said another passenger. The officer’s cool, on the other hand, swiftly wore off. “I don’t care if I weigh 90 pounds, 50 pounds, or 300 pounds; this is my area!” she exclaimed. Jessica instantly realized that everyone was mocking her. Meanwhile, the cop had reached his breaking point. He’d had more than he could handle.
Get Her Off
“I’d like for her to get off the train. “Get her off the train!” he said fiercely, motioning for his fellow passengers to follow suit. The young lady was surprised. She was taken aback that someone should tell her what to do. “Are you concerned about your privacy? “You’ll get it outside,” he told the passengers, who clapped enthusiastically.
Not Backing Down
The woman was peering at the cops over her phone as if she couldn’t believe she’d been called out on her nasty behavior. She, on the other hand, was not about to give up without a fight. She refused to comply, although she had already delayed the train by 25 minutes. The cops, on the other hand, were not about to take a seat.
Walk Of Shame
The woman remained cautiously immobile in her seat while the other officers approached her. She shook her head and rolled her eyes as she stood from her seat and collected her belongings. Jessica had never seen her exit the train with the cops before. Jessica was astounded that someone could feel so entitled that she required people to defend her.
The video was released online by a fellow commuter, and the viewers were almost as angry with the young woman as the other passengers were. “Perfect example of someone who feels “entitled… just plain selfish,” one person said.” “When a significant number of people encourage you to leave, something is wrong,” one person said.
“I’m delighted someone captured it. Her bad behavior will plague her for a long time as a result of this film. Being considerate is not difficult.” “Girl…. buy yourself a vehicle or a helicopter so you can decide who goes in or out, hahaha,” one YouTube user said. “Girl…. get yourself a vehicle or a helicopter where you can select who goes in or out, hahaha,” another person suggested. Someone else, though, made a significant point: “‘You’re not disabled,’ you point out… many people suffer from invisible ailments! What a horrible woman.”
New Jersey Transit
An NJ Transit spokesman responded to the now-viral video, saying, “We ask riders to make any seat available by placing baggage on their laps or on overhead luggage racks and following train attendants’ advice.” Furthermore, the woman who submitted the video advised that people were furious with the woman who had rescheduled everyone’s journey, not with NJ Transit.
Got Her Seat
Jessica was encouraged to resume her seat by another tourist standing next to her after the young woman had left and the police had given the train the all-clear to begin running. Jessica couldn’t help but be moved by this compassionate stranger’s reaction to what had just happened. He seemed to restore her trust in humanity instantaneously.
Life In The City
Jessica hasn’t seen such selfish behavior on the train since that day, but she regularly rides the crowded train after work in the hope of finding an empty seat. “It’s the cost of doing business in a big city like New York. Everywhere we look, we see examples of both great and harmful behavior. Isn’t it this that distinguishes us as humans? Seeing a mistake and correcting it.”
Each generation argues that they are well mannered, listening to so-called “better music” and wearing more casual clothing, regardless of the generation, and claiming that in every way they are better today than the entitled, privileged kids. Okay, what do you think? Perhaps, that may be the case. We are all aware that while we are on the subway, everyone must follow a few unspoken rules. Some kids, however, maybe a little rude and outright disrespectful. Therefore, after refusing to comply with the said rules, this man took it upon himself to teach him a lesson.
Someone Should Teach Him A Lesson
Being on the subway as a commuter can be a little bit uncomfortable. It is also quite difficult to search for a seat, but if you manage to find a seat for yourself, you are only allowed to take one seat at a time. However, this young man felt that he had a right to more than three subway seats, stopping anyone from taking a seat. However, this man did not have any of that.
Not all of us have the privilege of having our own car to drive on our way to work and back home every day. That’s why public transport is awesome because it makes it a little easier for most of us who don’t have a car. Nonetheless, this also implies that people who feel no need to pay any respect to everyone else will have to face us.
An Eye For An Eye
Public transport can bring out the absolute worst in everyone for some strange reason, and by absolute worst, we mean THE ABSOLUTE WORST characteristic of individuals. Trains and buses are now a world of dog-eat-dog, and this article proves that many of the passengers around them are far too cruel and care for no one else. During your daily commutes, did you encounter people like this?
There are many situations when you encounter someone or something that you think is offensive on the train or bus. After all, in an enclosed space, there are many people around each other, which is why there are always moments when you travel and meet other people who act in a way that they don’t seem to know they’re offending the other people around them.
There will be occasions, for instance, when a passenger will not forfeit their seats, while others will put their stuff next to theirs on the bench, eventually preventing any passengers from sitting there. When people play songs out loud and make a loud phone call that will last longer than 30 minutes, there will also be occasions. Only a few of the most irritating encounters you can find on public transport are there.
Selfish passengers, as mentioned earlier, believe they have the right to sit next to their own seats, preventing other people from sitting down. But are you conscious of what is worse than that? The ones who put the second seat on their legs. It is already terrible to take up more than one seat, but to refuse to give up the spare seat when someone kindly asks for it? Unacceptable.
Different people will deal with situations such as this in different ways. Some would approach it by attempting to make a deal in the most peaceful manner possible. Some would also be as rude to argue at the same time as constantly asking for their seat, never stopping until the seat has been given to them.
Looking For Trouble
Of course, you have absolutely no idea what that rude passenger might be doing. There’s no way to tell if that rude passenger will suddenly stand up and try to pick a fight with you. Do you think it’s worth it for the sake of being able to sit down on public transport to be involved in a violent fight? Well, in this story, the victim has done something that you wouldn’t believe.
A Viral Tweet Post
A Twitter post by the user named @da_drought_3 captured everything that happened in this story. Her Twitter post immediately became a viral sensation as it had amassed over 137,000 likes, 47,000 retweets, and thousands of comments as of May 2019.
Faith In Humanity
In the comment section of the Twitter post, many comments seemed to praise the person in the tale positively. Some of these comments include, “As a new yorker, this GIVES ME LIFE,” “My faith in humanity has been restored,” and “It’s the only way kids will learn!” But what was the tweet with which many people agreed? Is it the right thing, really?
Capturing Unforgettable Moments
Isabel Kim was the name of a young woman who was able to capture an awesome moment on Twitter. On social media, she was recognized as @da_drought_3 and is quite active on Twitter as she is widely recognized because of her posts. Most of her posts include things that she likes and the different moments she has captured and decided to share with her huge virtual audience.
Just An Average Day
The day had begun to be mundane for her, but when she took the subway on her way to work, she noticed something strange going on before her own eyes. Making her take pictures of what she saw to share with her fans on Twitter
He Has Another Plan
To fully understand what happened in Isabel’s tweet, we first need to put things in perspective to understand what was going on in the situation. Those who are familiar with the metro know that there are trains that are not sectioned separately. This implies that, instead of having a seat per person, these subway trains could have long benches that can accommodate more than one passenger.
A Young, Annoying Boy
This is exactly what has happened in this instance. While three people could easily share the room on that bench, when he had other ideas than letting others have seats in the metro, this young boy became the greatest irritation of the story.
People are all familiar with the unique category of individuals informally called the “lay downer,” which is almost self-explanatory in the public transportation environment. In Isabel’s Twitter post, this young boy perfectly described this type of traveler. By placing his legs on the bench while leaning against his mother, this young boy felt entitled to have the entire bench to himself. Certainly, this type of passenger is irritating.
He took two seats due to his actions when he placed his foot on the table. He seems unaware of the damage and discomfort he caused everyone else on the subway whilst playing games on his mobile device. Is he like that, self-absorbed? Maybe we don’t know if he really didn’t know it or if he knew it, but we don’t care about everyone else.
Ignoring People’s Request
Generally speaking, everyone agrees to give up their public transport seats to others who need them more than you do, especially the elderly, people with disabilities, pregnant women, and many others, because their lives are a little more challenging compared to others everyone else. They need a little support, at least. If you fail to do this, though, you will undoubtedly be frowned at by everyone else in public transit.
Parenting Skills Gone Wrong
He dismissed them and continued to play the game he was playing on his mobile device, despite three individuals asking the child to move his legs to sit on one of the two spaces he was occupying. What made this situation even more irritating was that the mother of the rude boy was there yet did nothing about the situation and continued to be oblivious.
The Mother Refused As Well
This boy not only disregarded everyone’s demands, but his mother still declined to show any notice or consideration. She was nearly as naive about the case as her son was, which is probably why her son is like that. She had also changed her phone, like her son, and was eerily lost in whatever she listened to. Those who stayed in the metro felt that there was an alarming situation.
They Got Frustrated
And with every second passing, the people around him who were waiting in front of him slowly became angrier, and the boy felt the frustration he could build on the subway when it was all centered around him. The boy tried to crouch up a bit and make a little room for others to sit down to mitigate the problem, but this proved ineffective as it annoyed them even more.
His attempts to ease up the people proved pointless as his legs still occupied spaces on the bench. Although the people on the subway didn’t do much about it, they were fed up with the boy already and thought negotiating with him was no longer useful. That was until someone walked past and saved the day! Who, or what, was it?
A mystery man came over and, after a short time, stared at the disrespectful boy as he started playing with his cell phone. Many people have posted comments on the tweet saying that this guy may have been a British pop star wearing black sunglasses and a hairstyle strangely identical to Elton John’s.
It Wasn’t Him
Well, it wasn’t him, obviously! What would that British superstar do on a subway like that? Still, the plot did not take away any comedic effect. It even made the story more hilarious, if ever, as it looked like Elton John in the subway actually was. What exactly did the Elton John-lookalike do that made it a viral sensation for this tweet? Did he do something out of this world?
Elton John Look A Like
The man who looked a bit like Elton John was standing there hoping that the kid would notice that he wanted to sit down and free up space so that, like everyone else before him, he would be able to have a seat. This is why, when this rude boy decided to ignore another person once more, this mysterious man became even more annoyed with the boy’s arrogance and actions.
Taking Matters Into His Own Hands
It was evident that this man was insulted by the insensitivity of this young child and his misunderstanding of the situation and the tension surrounding him. This is where he wanted to take it into his own hands and tell himself that if no one did it, he would do it. What exactly was this man doing? Well, this guy was doing something that the kid would never forget, a lesson he’d stick with until he got older.