February 28, 2008 8:32pm CST
I am a college student and i have to take the bus everyday and is usually packed of students... well is sad to see a young man sitting on the chair while looking at this old lady carrying bags and he doesn't do anything.. so you the young girl get up and give the sit to this lady while the guy still sitting and looking everywhere like nothing is happening.. probably saying thanks God this girl got up because i am too tired from having my body sitting on a chair all day.. So why is it that they don't help with the community?.. like what is wrong with young people? they don't do anything in life and they just think they are too tired for going to school... come on .. grow up.. learn to be gentle... do you think is fair for old people to not get help from young people ...?
• United States
29 Feb 08
In other cultures the elderly are honored and revered. Not here. That is why I think it is feared. Oh no a wrinkle. Go get a face lift.I say hats off to the girl who stood up. Good for her. Hope others will learn from her example. Do I think its fair? No . But very little in life is.
29 Feb 08
where do u live tho? because i live in Canada.. people suppose to respect and honor the elderly.. even in the buses they have posters that say that they have to give the sit to an elderly and sometimes if the drivers see an old person waiting for someone to get up, they ask someone to get up... but it would be nice if people do it just because they want to..
28 Mar 08
There is nothing cuter than a boy who stands up to let the litle old lady sit down, well there is ONE thing cuter. A young father wearing a dora the explorer backpack holding a little girls hand. What I think is sad is 1. that people automatically expect the young people to stand and let the elderly sit down. Now i agree someone should let the elderly sit down but when you see a 15 year old kid sitting next to a 40 year old man and the man is glaring at the kid for not standing up and letting the elderly person sit down, I think that is absolutly rediculice. 2. The lack of respect for anyone anymore. Perhaps the young man in your story did not stand up because he had a hard day or his legs hurt or ANYTHING. and 3. How it automaticaly has to be the young lad who stands up and lets the elderly sit down. Women are just as capable of standing as men. If a young girl does not stand up to let the poor little old lady sit down then she is just as bad as the young man who does not stand up to let them sit down.
19 Mar 08
I am 15 years old and once, I had been walking around all day non-stop, dragged around by my parents, and my feet seriously were hurting badly. I got on a bus and finally I managed to grab a seat. Then, soon after, an old man got on the bus. I couldn't believe it that everyone looked at me as I was the youngest, and even my own dad asked ME to get up. Sorry, but he was only on it for the next stop to the shopping centre, and I most definitely refused, adding my complaint of how badly my feet were hurting. I could not believe the looks I got. Seriously, most people on that bus would have only just walked up their front path to the nearest bus stop all day. Why should I have got up and no one else? After I refused, no one else got up for the poor man, they just all kept bugging me. Just because I'm young, doesn't mean I am not capable of collapsing too.
• Garden Grove, California
29 Feb 08
I have seen what you are talking about too often and its usually a young woman who gives her set to the elderly person. but I have been pretty fortunate as a senior woman to have kind young men and women give me a seat if there are none when I geton a bus. also I find that a preponderance of young men who have offered me a seat were Mexicans as though they were taught this by their parents. puts some of us caucasians to shame does it not?
29 Feb 08
It's a bad news for today's youth. I think it needs a environment for a city. I had ever lived in some different cities and had different feelings. To me,generally,the biger the city,the moderner the city,the higher educated these people had.And in these high educated city of people you will have the same manner to deal with anything,including the bus's affairs you refered.