Pregnant Woman Has the Best Response to a Man Who Left His Bag on an Open Seat

He wouldn’t move his stuff off the seat, so this mom-to-be decided to take matters into her own hands.
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By Stephanie Grassullo, Associate Editor
Updated September 10, 2018
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If you count on mass transit to get from here to there, you know all about the pains of commuting. And if you’re a pregnant commuter, your woes increase ten-fold.

It’s a struggle Twitter user Brydie Lee-Kennedy knows too well. After a recent bus experience left the pregnant woman standing, she made sure her message was heard loud and clear.

While traveling, a fellow passenger kept his bag on the last open seat. Clearly not picking up on the woman’s social cues, the man refused to move his belongings. At eight months pregnant, Lee-Kennedy could really use that seat. So, ensuring her message was received, the woman decided to sit down on top of his things.

In a tweet that has racked up more than 1,500 retweets and 17,000 likes, the mom-to-be shared the exact moment she reached her breaking point.

“Well, it finally happened in my eighth month of pregnancy, I just sat on a man’s hand and bag when he wouldn’t move them off the last spare seat on the bus. We’re now sharing a very quiet ride,” the woman wrote on Twitter.

In a later tweet, she jokes about the incident saying, “I wonder what it’s like to live somewhere with a less Hunger Games spirit on public transport.”

It’s clear Lee-Kennedy is a no BS kind of lady, and rightfully so. With a baby arriving so soon, the woman wasn’t asking for much when she wanted the man to move his bag from the seat in order to make room for her.

Whether you are pregnant or not, you’ve likely been in a similar scenario where you’ve been faced with the moral decision to give your seat to someone who may need it a bit more. Many used the woman’s tweet as opportunity to share their own commuter experiences.

Although some of these stories may be funny, the anecdotes also go to show the struggle of taking mass transit while expecting. Many cities offer resources to help make travel smooth for those who are pregnant. Before heading out, be sure to check online to see how you can make your travels easiest for you.

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