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Elderly Woman Sits On Boy Who Wouldn't Give Up His Bus Seat For Her

Elderly Woman Sits On Boy Who Wouldn't Give Up His Bus Seat For Her

When you're growing up, you're taught a load of things about the big wide world.

One of the things you should definitely learn is etiquette on public transport because while there are no actual written rules for how to use a bus, train or ferry, doing the ethically wrong thing will get you stink eyes or worse.

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Most people who have been taught about this etiquette will know that you wait before everyone gets off before you get on and you vacate your seat if someone with kids, a pregnant woman, someone disabled or an elderly person gets on.

Essentially if someone who needs the seat more than you, you should jump up.

Well, it's clear that this little boy in China wasn't taught this or just didn't care when an elderly woman hopped on his bus.

But instead of scolding him or finding somewhere else to sit, the pensioner went full HAM and sat on the boy to teach him a lesson.

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Footage of the incident earlier this week has gone viral and shows the boy eventually moving to sit on his mum's lap.

Interestingly, the mum said she would have vacated her seat or made her son move had the elderly woman asked nicely. Sure, that would have been nice, but the kid didn't even want to move.

One person who saw the video wrote on social media: "Bullying a child. Shameless."

Another added: "It's not that old people have now become bad - it's that bad people have now become old."

Credit: AsiaWire
Credit: AsiaWire

At least it's not nearly as bad as an incident on a Sydney train which saw an elderly woman left standing while a bunch of much younger people sat down.

The picture was shared on Facebook and has unsurprisingly received a lot of attention, with 1,400 comments and 25,000 shares, since it was posted last week.

The quartet of passengers have been slammed for failing to give up their seats.

One person wrote: "Shitty parenting results in shitty children. They probably don't know any better thanks to their parents trying to be their best friends and not preparing them to be adults."

Not everyone was as quick to condemn the seated passengers however, with some claiming the picture might not tell the whole story.

Credit: Facebook
Credit: Facebook

One user wrote: "Not defending them but... someone may have offered, but the elderly said 'No It's ok I'm getting off soon or at next stop'."

But rather than picking on anyone in the photograph, other people turned their aim at the person behind the camera, for trying to cause trouble.

"Typical person today. Take a photo and complain on Facebook but don't have the balls to say something in real life," wrote one person.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Sydney Trains said: "Sydney Trains encourages all of its passengers to observe appropriate transport etiquette including respecting elderly, disabled or pregnant customers by offering up their seats."

Featured Image Credit: AsiaWire

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Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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