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Capt Haddock
Posted - 06 March 2018 09:26
yeps move away. also give them a tut.

and as soon as someone starts to impose on my space or being loud.

stardust
Posted - 06 March 2018 09:30
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Absolutely I'd move. I did this a few months back on the District line. Some bloke sat next to me and proceeding to hack and cough away. Yuck.

Capt Haddock
Posted - 06 March 2018 09:37
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Would you count someone as imposing on "your" space if they come and sit very close to you when most seats in the carriage are unoccupied?

we had a multi-tun on rof on this matter.

Yes I do find someone coming to sit next to be when the carriage is empty as imposing. s/he can fvck off.
Some on RoF didn't think that should be the case.
Robert Lucas
Posted - 06 March 2018 09:38
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I think I apply some kind of rule of thumb about how responsible they are for their actions.

So wankers, drunks, people eating smelly food, people not controlling noisy children, ignoramuses talking loudly on their phones, I move away, sometimes ostentatiously depending on my humour. Unlucky individuals no longer able to keep themselves or their clothes clean, I either stay put or shimmy away inoffensively, depending on level of smell.
Robert Lucas
Posted - 06 March 2018 09:40
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and yes to the question, it is aggressive to sit beside someone when other seats are free.
Wellington
Posted - 06 March 2018 09:45
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Anyone with a beard. Can’t trust the fvckers, for all in I m ow they’re going to whip out a fixie bike and start trying sell me some organic home made pilsner
January Sails
Posted - 06 March 2018 10:07
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Does nobody else do the thing of pretending to get off the train and getting back on in the next carriage to avoid offending someone?
A 1ng 1ng time ago...
Posted - 06 March 2018 10:09
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I have to play this game every morning.

I get on and sit in the seat that I judge to be the least popular one in the carriage. I scout for pairs of "talkers" or cvnts that talk on phones in the morning (Srsly, who does that) and if I spot either I will change crg immediately.

Then I put in headphones but with nothing playing. People avoid sitting next to headphone wearer because they imagine noise. Then I sleep.
Wellington
Posted - 06 March 2018 10:14
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I play Sash - Ecuador on my phone really loudly so no one sits near me (unless they fancy a rave)
Capt Haddock
Posted - 06 March 2018 11:08
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hah @ tarquers

should try that next time
Martian Law
Posted - 06 March 2018 11:10
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If you really want a whole carriage to yourself, just buy yourself a copy of the Quran, read it out loud and job's a good un
Capt Haddock
Posted - 06 March 2018 11:15
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heh@ wango's

sat next to someone who was shaking his head to some crappy hard rock. Then he switched off the music and I thought "well done..it is will be peaceful from now on".
He promptly took off the ear pieces and started cleaning the wax stuck in either of those over prolonged use. I had to move then.
Misshoolie
Posted - 06 March 2018 11:20
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He did it on purpose. He wanted to make you feel uncomfortable by sitting near you, and having been denied that pleasure by you moving, tried to intimidate you by having a row about it.

Should be set on fire
Beermonster
Posted - 06 March 2018 11:26
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On the tube you need to be tactical though - if I can avoid sitting in the two seats nearest the doors, I will (even if it means sitting next to someone else). If you want a seat for the duration, you want other people in the firing line for having to give their seats up for people who need it and not having to be the one who automatically does because they're closest to the doors...
harlequin01
Posted - 06 March 2018 12:13
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I recall as a youth (maybe 20?) a very beautiful lady fell asleep on my shoulder on a bus. Stayed there for half an hour. I really didn't mind. It's not always mad tramps smelling of wee that invade your space.

Capt Haddock
Posted - 06 March 2018 13:02
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you had your shower that day harle?
Obadiah Hakeswill
Posted - 06 March 2018 13:18
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This is one of the reasons, (the other being I don't want to offend old people or start a fight with a fattie) that I always stand on tube, bus and (commuter) train journeys. Far easier to move if you are not already sat down.