10, 11 & 12
African-American woman, late teens/early 20s
African-American woman, 40s?
Caucasian woman, 40s?
I am getting really bad at guessing people ages so bear with me. On this Tuesday morning, I won the seat lottery. I boarded the B38 and a young person offered me her seat. I declined because she was wedged between two fatties. The lady to her right was big, the the man to her left was huge and also taking up half her seat. The poor girl only had the front few inches of her seat and still had to lean forward to sit. She was little and looked uncomfortable herself. At the next stop, someone got off and the woman standing next to me offered the empty seat to me first before taking it for herself. I declined because there were just a couple more stops to go and not much traffic. More people got on and I had to keep moving to the rear of the bus (something that a lot of B38 riders seem incapable of doing). So at the following stop I was standing at a different part of the bus and another lady offered me her seat.
Q train / Dekalb
A DUDE! Late 20s/early 30s?
I have no idea what his ethnicity was. He looked like he could be half Asian or Mexican. I really don't know. But anyway, he was the first dude and only dude to ever offer my pregnant ass a seat on the subway, although yesterday an older Hasidic
man moved his coat off the unoccupied bump seat before I could even ask him to. That request is usually met with a stare or a glare. I think all my chips have been used up because no one has given me their seat the last 10 days and I think I might have gotten twice as big. Also more people are bumping into me or making me walk around them (like the idiot lady this morning on the subway platform who stood right in front of the doors as they opened, blocking my path out). Maybe I should rename these posts to the Pregnant and Cranky Straphanger
Labels: babies, prenatal, subway