It is time to highlight another species of rude Metro rider. We’ve met the Pole Hugger; now meet Window Seat Blocker (or if you can think of a better name, leave it in “Comments”).
If you ride during rush hour often enough you’ve probably encountered this species of rude rider. He remains firmly planted to the aisle seat, leaving the window seat next to him completely empty or filled with his “personal items.” He knows that the car is packed and there are a lot of people standing. He doesn’t care.
Move over, please.
Try to figure out the logic of this move. I guess they think that their stop is coming up soon, so they fear sliding over and getting boxed in by another passenger. This thinking is either simply mistaken or stupid (leaning toward stupid). In all my years riding the Metro, no one has ever refused to let me out from a window seat. Never. People are accommodating, because we know there are some nutjobs out there that would stab you in the neck if you refuse to let them out. Although another pet peeve is when you ask me to let you out of the window seat while the train is still moving. (Perhaps I can find a name for this species.)
Maybe they are thinking if they take the aisle seat they can have a little extra space, which is always comfortable. If I catch you trying that and I’m standing in the aisle next to you, you better hope I didn’t have Chipotle for lunch. I know … I know … probably isn’t a good idea since there would be a lot of innocent “friendly fire” casualties in such an attack, and it violates international prohibitions on gas warfare. But I digress. Anyway almost all of the Window Seat Blockers are not obese, so they don’t need extra space.
Your ass is not that fat, move over!
The Window Seat Blocker could be suffering from a severe mental illness. Maybe they did in fact purchase another farecard for their imaginary friend. Lord help you if you try to sit on their invisible companion.
So unless your name is Ellwood P. Dowd and you’re riding with Harvey, move over! “You see, science has overcome time and space. Well, Harvey has overcome not only time and space, but any objections.”