prams, pushchairs and wheelchairs) when the bus pulled into
a stop where the wheelchair user was waiting.
The woman's baby was asleep, but presumably her refusal to
move was because there was no space to relocate to, rather than
from a lack of empathy for her would-be fellow passenger. Or per-
haps his manner in 'requesting' her to move was overbearing
and ruffled her feathers somewhat.
rise to an interesting question. If you've paid your fare, should you
be obliged to give up your seat or leave the bus to allow someone else
a space who feels that their need to get to the shops (or return home)
is greater than yours? I seldom use a bus, but I have a congenital liver
disorder that leaves me constantly fatigued, meaning I often have to
sit down when I'm out and about. Should I be compelled to give up
my seat to an older person who might be far fitter than me, just
because it superficially appears that they're more in need
of it - or simply just want it?