In East Hampton a pretty (and clearly pregnant) lady in a flowing white dress gets on the Jitney. She settles in, puts her bags up top, and relaxes. Right before we got to Southampton she went to the rest room leaving her water bottle on her seat. Mind you her luggage was above her seat in the overhead bin.
This was her seat.
This "typical" couple gets on the bus and since we are in Southampton not a lot of double seats are available. Normally 2 people would split up as it's understood they are on a crowded bus and they are getting on at the last stop OR they would ask someone if they are willing to move so they can sit together. It's not common or acceptable to just take someone's seat and toss their water bottle on the floor. This is what happened.
The guy was oozing with "prick" attitude. "Who's sitting here. Is someone sitting here?" The lady behind said "Yes, someone is sitting there". "Well where are they?". "In the bathroom". He replies with, "Well maybe they should not have left, I can't tell anyone was sitting here."
So the couple sits down, puts the water bottle on the floor and the pregnant lady comes back to her seat and calmly says that she was sitting there.
He put on his tough guy prick voice and said, "Hey, are you flying solo".
She was like, "That's my seat, you can't just take it; that's rude."
He replied with, well you're a single and I'm part of a couple and we want to sit together so if you wouldn't mind moving (as if he gave her a choice).
She was visibly upset and then the blond bitchy other half of the couple responds with, "You are over-reacting. This is not rude. We are trying to sit together so you can just sit somewhere else." It was so dismissive and condescending.
It was literally the lamest thing I've ever seen in my many years of coming to the Hamptons in the summers. People around were shocked about the bastardized and entitled behavior of the couple. They stole a seat from a pregnant lady and then made her feel like she was weird for wanting it back.
And FYI, she wasn't technically flying solo. She is carrying a baby..........So it's 2 on 2 - not 2 on 1. And props to the pregnant lady because she was so cool and refined about the whole situation. She asked for her water to be picked up off the floor and she took another seat and made no big deal about it. That's class and that doesn't happen often.
Fyi to the couple - what you did was rude. Clearly you checked your conscience with your fake LV luggage under the bus.
I was lucky enough to pick a tweet up from our friends at Guest of a Guest and Doug was kind enough to send me the full story - The Editor
FYI to the couple on the Jitney who took a pregant woman's seat while she was in the bathroom and then told her to go elsewhere...thats F'ed