Pregnant Mum Slams Elderly Couple Who Refused To Move From Seats She'd Booked For Her Kids
A mum has expressed her anger at an older couple on a train who refused to get out of the seats she'd booked so that her three kids could sit down.
Writer Amanda Mancino-Williams and her children were due to travel on the train from Cheltenham to Nottingham, but when they got on board, they discovered an elderly couple was already sitting in their reserved seats.
When she pointed out that the seats had been advance booked, the pair then told her that seat reservations 'didn't matter' and refused to get up.
Wow, and younger folks get stick for refusing to stand up.
Amanda then took to Twitter to complain about the behaviour on the CrossCountry train. She wrote: "If a mum with 3 kids and bags has 4 reserved seats for a long train journey, and you're sitting in their seats on a full carriage, don't tell them that their tickets don't matter in a posh voice and then say you're not moving and refuse to make eye contact.
"Don't be these people."
The photo that accompanies this shows her three kids squished onto two of the seats looking both confused and pretty damn miserable.
While pregnant Amanda stands up.
You can't see it in the photograph as we've agreed to blur it, but Amanda's daughter is throwing some serious shade in the direction of the couple.
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This didn't go unnoticed. Amanda then tweeted to say: "My 12yo is just staring this woman down."
The good news is, this story has a happy ending.
Eventually, Amanda told a train conductor about the couple, and he agreed to move her and her kids into a spare table that was going in first class.
Take that, seat-stealers!
Amanda continued: "A kind man offered me his seat. Spoke to conductor who was calm, lovely, and apologetic, said that instead of engaging with them that he was going to move us to an empty table in first class. I grabbed our bags and turned to the couple and said, with a smile, 'enjoy your seats!'"
The 37-year-old then told The Sun that there's no point in being able to reserve a seat if you aren't then going to - you know - sit in them.
She also said that if there was a decent reason for the couple needing the seats more, she'd have gladly given them up.
She added: "Her instant dismissiveness of me and the children told me all I needed to know about her. I didn't feel it was my responsibility to acquiesce to that kind of behaviour.
"I was shocked and tired. Any mother who travels with bags and children knows how your mind is in a thousand places, so things like reserved seats are something you count on.
"They make your journey manageable. I'd booked a table so the children could do their schoolwork."
A spokesperson for CrossCountry said that Amanda and her family had been 'let down by others who ignore the labels'.
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