On my Facebook newsfeed today. Someone was complaining that she had to stand on the bus while she was pregnant coming home from work with the bus doing about 90km. The woman bemoaned the loss of manners and courtesy – and said that parents should teach their children respect – including standing up and giving your seat to a pregnant woman.
The post was actually in response to someone else who remarked at how rude some men were because they let an elderly gentleman struggle to get down the stairs in the subway and just walked on by.
I actually will and do give up my seat … can’t sit if I see someone needs it more than I do – but the whiny post (and it was whiny entitlement-like) made me think of asking the question here. I still think it is a courtesy not an entitlement.
So, childfree people do you willingly and happily give up your seat for pregnant women? Do you feel they are entitled to a seat? And should parents be teaching their children better manners on this subject?