Waiting for the bus.

United States
February 8, 2012 4:28pm CST
Your standing at a bus stop waiting. Before the bus comes, someone walks up to wait for the bus. Would you get on first or let the person using crutches get on first? I would let anyone with crutches, a walker, cane, etc, get on first. Unfortunately there are way to many rude and ignorant people who only think of them selves and no one else. I started using crutches on Sunday for a sprained ankle. I also have a bone spur that I am deciding on the best treatment. One thing I have noticed is how many people who get on before those who use crutches, walkers, canes, etc. I think they are very rude, selfish and very inconsiderate of anyone who should get on first that need to be off their feet.
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7 responses
• China
9 Feb 12
I need to take a bus to catch my company shuttle bus every morning for it stops a little far away from my house. The bus schedule is unfixed from time to time and we have to wait for more than about 10 minutes before it comes. Because of that, there're always crowds of people waiting for that damned bus. In order not to be late for work or class, we have to cram in the bus. So of course, there're a lot of people who act rude and selfish. It's disgusting. And I am wondering when it's the end of that.
@myg2012 (28)
• Philippines
9 Feb 12
Boarding on a bus does not really matter if you're before or after a person with disability, but, for humanitarian reason it's best that they should be given the priority to board the bus first to see to it that they cannot be pushed by people or left behind.
• United States
9 Feb 12
yes if i see someone with any type of problem like if they had crutches, or someone on a wheelchair i would of course let them go before me its just the right thing to do.but there are so many rude people in this world that are very selfish and would not care. but i was not raise like that. but i always see so many people like that they so are rude and it always gets me mad.
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
9 Feb 12
People are selfish as always. Not many of them respect those handicapped, or who needs special attention. Too bad, you can't accuse them of crime or anything like that. We just hope that our school system in this society would teach our next generation to respect those who needs help.
• United States
9 Feb 12
I would let the children, elderly, disabled, crippled etc go on before myself. There are too many people out there in a hurry and cant slow down enough to be considerate of other people. I cant stand driving nowadays because I choose to do the speed limit to not cause myself to get pulled over and pay more money I cant afford, with doing the speed limit, half the time I have someone riding buy bumper which in turn makes me a little nervous. What if I needed to stop suddenly...hope they would have insurance! I completely understand where you are coming from with inconsiderate people. I do wish there were more people like back in the day, before my time, where they were willing to help out more. Where's the boy/girl scouts that would help the old lady cross the street? Can't find those ppl anymore.
@Bluedoll (16817)
• Canada
8 Feb 12
I think it is a shame not to be polite and take a little time to be helpful. If people were, they might discover they would be happier and feel better about themselves. Forget the rude, they are not worthy of our attention. On the other hand, I do notice on buses here, most will lower down to assist people. I've seen elderly for example not wanting help but wanting to do things on their own so they wave people ahead. They are just slower and would rather not feel the pressure of someone behind them giving a feeling of pushing them, even if they were not, they actually want to go in last. The bus driver waits though till they are properly seated before starting again. I think it is ok to give a little signal like look out you, I'm going first. Lots of people on the bus might object if some rude person argued against the request.
@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
8 Feb 12
I was always taught to think of other people especially when they are challenged in some way, so I would gladly step aside and offer to help if I could, but I know these days there are a lot of very selfish people out there that are just self obsessed.