Oct 15, 2011


Sitting in the packed slow moving train, I searched for my fill-it-ins puzzle book to pass the time. The train crawl to a stop at the next station and people boarded the already packed train cab, seats were limited. There was one seat remaining between myself and another young slender Caucasian woman. “Excuse me, excuse,” came the sound and soon after a plus size Caucasian woman about 285lbs in her mid to late 40s. She made her way toward where I was sitting. I looked up at her reading her intent and thought to myself, ‘you got to be kidding, oh hell no you wouldn’t.’ Oh hell yes she did, she sized up the space between myself and the other woman which was not big enough for her to fit her size 22+ frame. I braced myself, holding my position to ensure no give as she attempted to wedge herself in. as I watched her I thought, ‘sweet father Jesus, she is really going to try and fit in!’
I am not discriminating here because I am no size 6 lets face it am a big girl (one simply has to know their limits) and the woman on the other end is a size 6. The seat would comfortably fit another size 6 or a child. This woman was no size 6. I held my breath, as she turned, backed up toward the seat and dropped herself in. I heard the woman on the other end make an uncomfortable sound as the woman continued to shimming down into the seat. As she forcibly wedged herself further down I held my position rigidly. I had no intent on making myself uncomfortable as this woman attempted “mission impossible.” she managed to fit half way in the seat and instead of staying in that position she continued to shoved herself back making grunting huh sounds. I held myself firmly watching straight ahead pretending that nothing outrageously out of the ordinary was happening all the while very aware of the ridiculous fool ramming herself in beside me.
She took a deep breath and shoved herself back hard with an audible grunt and I heard the woman on the other end make a painful sound. I know from sitting on that side of the seat that she was shoved up against the iron handle that was probably cutting into her hip/thigh, unable to bare the discomfort any longer the young woman angrily vacated her seat. The plus size woman looked at her with an angelic smile on her face and said, “Oh yes, that’s much better, oooh thank you.” I looked at the young woman pitifully, she was so angry she was turning pink. I just held my laughter and thought, ‘there was no way in hell I was getting up for that obnoxiously rude albatross.
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  1. Wow....lol. I think i would have burst out laughing.

  2. @Madame Sting I almost did but i didn't have theh heart to let it ring out. inside i did it internally.

  3. I bet you never has boring day? and this was a nuisace woman and nothing but herself in public place, I guess she must be hurt her feet or back pains? thing is you don't hurt just comic matter.

  4. @michiko there is no such thing as boredom on public transit.

  5. LMFAO, this is too much. As a bigger person, i'd rather stand then embarrass myself trying to sit down some place i know i won't fit. But then again, i'd also rather let a heavy-set person sit rather than stand and run the risk of falling on me if the bus stops short or makes a hard turn.

  6. @LadyNgo She had a strategy because there is no way on God's green earth she didn't know that she could not fit in that space. Her strategy worked and she got a seat because the other woman got up. I have encountered many like her.

  7. hi rhpsody,
    she waasn;t just grossly overweight but also what a rude, insensitive woman.
    love, herrad

  8. I can't imagine having to use public transportation on a daily basis. You are a brave corageous gal Fab!!

  9. You do not suffer silently and give a bit of your mind invariably.Why were you silent when this insensitive woman imposed herself in a space that would be hardly adequate for half her size?

  10. @Herrad to me she seem to know what she was doing because one would have to be deaf, dumb, blind and stupid to not estimate the fact that she would not fit. She didn't seem like either to me especially whent she said, "oh, that's better, thanks."

    @Beth unfortunately i cannot drive and if i could drive i don't know that i would with the price of gas and insurance, so public transit it is.

    @KParthasarathi I did not suffer because i held my own. I understood that any movement to accomodate her would make me uncomfortable. Many times i stood up for others and the person to whom i defended wasn't always gracious, this has taught me to allow others to defend theirselves, if in advocated on their own behalf they need support i would lend support. Instead of holding her position like i did or speaking up she chose to vacate her seat there by allowing the other woman victory because she looked up at the woman who got up and smiled insensitivly.

  11. Lawd, lawd, lawd, girrrrrlll you are so funny!!! I'm glad there's no one around to hear me, they would think I've lost my last mind in here laughing like this all by myself! Thanks for my laugh for the day.

    I hope you have a really good week.

  12. @dellgirl laughter is good for the soul, it is the best anti-oxidant

  13. lol..............i not sure i can hold that kinda laughter o. too funny

  14. @Luciano I didnt want to make her feel worst by bursting out laughing in her face. I have no small laughter ok, it would have surely draw attention.

  15. Well i guess i would hesitate to run out of my sit if i was the slim lady,i mean why wait the that moment of discomfort?? as soon as i see her intention,Its Up ..Up and away..lol


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