Running Out Of Patience
Another passenger in the back screamed, “If you take her out, we’ll have one more seat.” Regrettably, things are about to get a whole lot worse! Jessica stood there, her face drenched in arrogance as she watched. The young lady yelled, “This is my personal space!” “No, it isn’t,” another passenger stated emphatically. The officer’s patience was quickly wearing thin.
When driving a car, the only people you have to consider are the other passengers. If everyone follows the lane’s rules, there should be no problems. It’s a different story if you don’t own a car and rely on public transportation. To get to and from work, tens of thousands of people cram onto the train. On the train, just as on the highways, there are some unspoken rules. When one lady refused to follow the rules, everyone on the train decided to teach her a lesson in train etiquette.
Jessica Huit was driving home after a long day at work. She was rushing to catch the train during rush hour. She’d grown accustomed to the frantic pace of New York City’s streets. Long train rides on overcrowded trains. She figured she’d seen just about everything on these trains.
Being a rider on a packed train, especially during rush hour, can be extremely uncomfortable. It can get to the point where finding a seat is nearly impossible. It is customary for one person to take only one seat at a time, leaving the other seats available for other passengers. Jessica couldn’t believe she’d gotten herself into this situation today.
Looking For A Seat
Jessica was completely exhausted by the time she boarded the train. She anticipated some congestion, but she planned to find a seat to rest for the hour-and-a-half ride ahead of her. She pushed her way past people in the aisle in search of an open seat. She wandered aimlessly through the carriages until she found one she liked.
The last carriage to arrive was this one. Next to a young woman, there was an empty seat. She looked around at the people who remained standing, perplexed as to why no one had taken the vacant spot. Aside from a bag on the seat, it appeared to be in good condition. She went up to the young lady and asked for a seat. She was completely oblivious to what was about to occur.
When trapped in a confined space and surrounded by a swarm of people, there are several instances where you can see someone engaging in antisocial behavior. The suffocating circumstances on a train, in reality, frequently bring out the worst in people. Some people use their phones to yell conversations, listen to music too loudly, or eat too loudly. What this lady did on the train, on the other hand, was far more heinous.
No Rules For Her
“Do you mind if I take a seat here?” Jessica politely inquired of the woman, pointing to the empty seat. The woman’s massive Louis Vuitton bag was strewn across two seats, effectively blocking other passengers from taking a seat. Jessica was about to notice that this one woman believed she was above the rules of the train.
The woman, who had earphones in her ears and her gaze fixed on her phone, completely ignored Jessica. She pretended to be completely unconcerned about her surroundings. At this point, the train had come to a complete stop, and security had entered the carriage. Jessica became aware of the tension on board as the train passed her. She turned around, her gaze falling on the young woman’s irritated lips.
Officers Were There
Jessica recognized she wasn’t the first person who had requested this seat only to be denied or dismissed. It was undeniably the reason why these officers had come to see her. Jessica took a step back and observed the situation. The cop walked straight past her and toward the young lady. She’s most likely already been reported. What did she do, exactly?
‘Don’t Touch My Stuff!’
The officer motions for her to put her purse in the overhead trunk with a nod. “No…. don’t touch my stuff,” she screams, swatting his hand away. The officer then said, “Madam, bring it up there or I’m going to get you off the train right now.”
The officer offered her his hand to help her move her purse. “Don’t touch my stuff!” she yelled once more as she removed her earphones and raised her head from beneath her hat. The officer politely retracted his hand and replied, “Can we make someone sit there?” “No,” she said, “I don’t want someone sitting next to me.” There are more seats available!”
The guy crammed into the seat next to her couldn’t take it any longer. He cuts her off, saying, “It’s already a late train, you’re stopping everyone.” The woman gives him a scathing look before continuing her standoff with the cops. She is adamant about not giving in. The train’s other passengers had had their fill.
The audience’s dissatisfaction was now palpable as nearby passengers erupted in applause. “There isn’t space!”, “No, there isn’t space!”, “There is just standing room!” they exclaimed angrily. Jessica assumed that this woman denied this seat to everyone else. There were a lot of people in line. The officer continued.
He was stern now. “Ma’am, take off the bag or I’ll take you off the train right now,” he added. Jessica could sense the audience’s rage. She had to have been acting entitled for quite some time. “If you take her out, we’ll have one more seat,” another commuter screamed from the rear. However, this just made matters worse.
The entitled woman then raises her head and yells to a nearby commuter, “You’re not disabled, you’re not pregnant.” I don’t like bed bugs. I’m not interested in your odor. You’re revolting.” Jessica was taken aback by the woman’s bravado. She didn’t think she looked good enough to be on the train in the first place. Despite this, she persisted.
“This is my personal space!” exclaimed the young lady. “No, it isn’t,” said another passenger. However, the officer’s composure was soon wearing down. She went on, “I don’t care if I’m 90 pounds, 50 pounds, or 300 pounds; this is my personal room!” Jessica realized right away that everyone was making fun of her. Meanwhile, the officer had reached his limit. This was too much for him.
Get Her Off
“I want her off the train. Get her off the train,” He screamed angrily and motioned to his fellow passengers to do the same. The young lady was taken aback. She was taken aback by the fact that anyone could tell her what to do. “Do you like your personal space? You’ll get it outside,” he said as the passengers applauded in unison.
Not Backing Down
The woman stared at the cop through her phone as if she couldn’t believe she’d been called out on her rude behavior. She, on the other hand, was not going down without a fight. She flatly refused to cooperate, despite the fact that she had already delayed the train by 25 minutes. The cop, on the other hand, was not about to take a seat.
Walk Of Shame
Before the other officers began striding towards her, the woman remained hesitantly immobile in her seat. Then, as she stood up from her seat and took her luggage, she shook her head and rolled her eyes. Jessica had never seen anything like it when she walked off the train with the officers. Jessica couldn’t understand how anyone could feel so entitled that she needed to rely on others to defend her.
A fellow commuter posted the video online, and the viewers were almost as irritated with the young woman as the train passengers were. “Perfect example of someone who feels “entitled… just plain selfish,” one person said. Another said, “When a whole lot of people ask you to leave, you should know something is wrong.”
“I’m happy someone filmed it. Her bad conduct will haunt her for a long time as a result of this film. It is not difficult to be kind,” A comment on Youtube wrote: “Girl…. buy yourself a car or a helicopter where you can choose who gets in or out, lol,” another user suggested. Another commenter also made a good point: “‘You’re not impaired,’ you say… lots of people have invisible disorders! What a disgusting woman.”
New Jersey Transit
An NJ Transit spokeswoman responded to the now-viral video by saying, “We urge customers to make any seat accessible by putting bags on their laps or on overhead luggage racks and complying with the guidance of train crews.” Furthermore, the woman who posted the video stated that passengers were upset with the woman who had postponed everyone’s travel, not with NJ Transit.
Got Her Seat
After the young woman had left and the officer had given the train the green light to resume running, another commuter standing beside her motioned Jessica to take her seat. Jessica couldn’t help but be moved by this kind stranger’s response to the events of the day. It was as if he instantly restored her faith in humanity.
Life In The City
Jessica has thankfully not witnessed any more greedy behavior on the train since that day. Still, she does occasionally wander through the crowded train after work in the hopes of finding a vacant seat. “It’s the cost of life in a big city like New York. Everywhere we look, there are examples of both positive and poor acts. That’s what makes us human, right? Seeing something wrong and getting things right.”
Almost everyone has had a bad ride on public transportation at some point. Of course, not all of our trips on public transportation would be enjoyable. There are times, however, when people simply cannot be reasoned with. This leads us to our next story about a kid who was obnoxious and disrespectful on public transportation. After the kid refused to act appropriately, a man took it upon himself to teach him a lesson.
Someone Should Teach Him A Lesson
Riding the subway as a commuter can be a little unsettling. It’s also difficult to find a seat, and even if you do, you can only take one at a time. On the other hand, this young man believed he was entitled to more than three subway seats, and he refused to let anyone else board. This individual, on the other hand, had none of it.
Not everyone has the luxury of driving to and from work and home on a daily basis. That is why public transportation is so beneficial to those of us who do not own a car. Those who do not feel obligated to treat others with respect will be forced to confront us as a result of this.
An Eye For An Eye
Public transportation, for some strange reason, can bring out the absolute worst in people, and by absolute worst, we mean THE ABSOLUTE WORST feature of people. Trains and buses have devolved into a dog-eat-dog environment, and this article demonstrates that many of the passengers in their vicinity are far too cruel and have no regard for others. On your daily commutes, did you come across people like this?
In a number of settings on the train or bus, you may come across someone or something that offends you. After all, there are a lot of people in a small place, which is why there are always times when you travel and meet people that upset the people around them.
There will be instances when a passenger refuses to give up their seat, while others pile their possessions next to theirs on the bench, making it impossible for anyone to sit there. There will be occasions when people listen to loud music or make a long-distance phone call. Only a few of the most perplexing interactions on public transit are listed below.
As previously said, selfish travelers believe they have the right to sit adjacent to their own seats, obstructing the ability of others to sit. But do you realize what’s even worse? Those who sit on the floor with their legs like a second seat. It’s bad enough to take up more than one seat, but refusing to give up the spare seat when someone gently requests it? This is simply unacceptable.
People will react in a variety of ways in situations like this. Some would attempt to reach an agreement in the most peaceful manner possible. Some people would be just as disrespectful if they repeatedly asked for their seat and didn’t stop until they got it.
Looking For Trouble
You have no way of knowing what that irritating passenger is up to, of course. It’s impossible to predict whether that annoying passenger would suddenly up and try to fight you. Do you believe it’s worth it to get into a violent brawl only to get a seat on public transportation? On the other side, the victim in this narrative has done something 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 tweet went viral almost instantly, garnering over 137,000 likes, 47,000 retweets, and thousands of comments as of May 2019.
Faith In Humanity
In the Twitter post’s comment section, there were a lot of remarks that seemed to extol the person in the story. A few examples of these remarks are as follows: “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 that got a lot of people talking?
Capturing Unforgettable Moments
The young woman who was able to record the incredible event on Twitter was named Isabel Kim. She went by the handle @da_drought_3 on social media and is very active on Twitter, where she is well-known for her tweets. The majority of her writings are about topics she appreciates, as well as moments she has caught and chooses to share with her enormous online following.
Just An Average Day
The day began average for her, but she noticed something weird happening right in front of her eyes on her way to work on the train. As a result, she photographed what she saw and shared it with her Twitter followers.
He Has Another Plan
It’s vital to put the event in perspective to completely understand what transpired in Isabel’s tweet. Some metro trains are not separated into sections, as those familiar with the system are aware. Instead of having a seat for each passenger, some subway trains may have long benches that can accommodate many individuals.
A Young, Annoying Boy
This is exactly what occurred in this instance. While three people could easily share the bench, this small youngster became the story’s biggest nuisance when he had other ideas than allowing others to use the metro seats.
People who work in the public transportation industry are all familiar with the “lay downer,” a self-explanatory kind of individual. In Isabel’s Twitter tweet, this young youngster aptly represented this type of traveler. By putting his legs on the bench and leaning on his mother, this small kid felt entitled to the entire bench. This type of traveler is undeniably aggravating.
He took up two seats as a result of his actions when he put his foot on the table. He looks entirely oblivious to the hurt and anguish he brought to everyone else on the subway while playing games on his mobile device. Is he really that egotistical? We don’t know if he was aware of it or not, but we are unconcerned about the rest of the world.
Ignoring People’s Request
Because their lives are more difficult than everyone else’s, everyone agrees to give up their public transportation seats to others who need them more than you, such as the elderly, those with impairments, pregnant women, and others. At the very least, they require assistance. If you fail to do so, the other passengers on public transit will surely look down on you.
Parenting Skills Gone Wrong
Despite three people telling him to move his legs so that he might sit in one of the two spots he was occupying, the child ignored them and continued to play his mobile device game. The fact that the impolite boy’s mother was present but did nothing to address the matter and remained clueless added to the aggravation of the scenario.
The Mother Refused As Well
This youngster not only disregarded everyone’s demands, but his mother also failed to show any consideration. She was virtually as clueless about the situation as her son, which helps explain why he is the way he is. She had switched phones, just like her kid, and was completely absorbed in whatever she was listening to. Those who remained on the metro considered the situation to be hazardous.
They Got Frustrated
And with each passing second, the people waiting in front of him became angrier, and the child felt the same aggravation he felt on the train when everything was focused on him. To try to solve the problem, the youngster knelt down to allow others to sit, but this was futile because it irritated them even more.
Because his legs were still occupying spaces on the bench, his attempts to assist the individuals up the bench were fruitless. Although the passengers on the subway did nothing, they were already annoyed by the youngster and believed that talking with him would be futile. That is until a complete stranger arrived and saved the day! Was it someone or something?
A mysterious man approached and glared at the impolite child as he began to fiddle with his phone after a short while. Many people have responded to the tweet, claiming that the man wearing black sunglasses and a hairdo resembling Elton John.
It Wasn’t Him
Clearly, it wasn’t him. What would that British superstar do in such a subway? The humorous impact of the narrative was not weakened. It only added to the hilarity of the story because it appeared to be Elton John in the subway. What did the Elton John impersonator do to turn this tweet into a worldwide sensation? What did he do that was so extraordinary?
Elton John Look A Like
The man, who resembled Elton John, waited for the kid to notice that he wanted to sit down and clear the way so that he, like everyone else before him, could take a seat. As a result, this strange man grew even more angered by the boy’s arrogance and conduct when he chose to neglect another individual yet again.
Taking Matters Into His Own Hands
This guy was plainly offended by this young child’s insensitivity, as well as his ignorance of the context and the tension around him. He wanted to take control of the situation and persuade himself that if no one else would, he would. What precisely was this man up to? On the other hand, this person was imparting the boy a lesson he’d never forget, a lesson he’d remember till he was much older.