Would you switch seats?
November 21, 2017 7:20pm CST
You could be the one asking, or being asked, to switch seats with another person. Or you've probably been on both sides. In the plane, bus, restaurant, classroom, whatever (although it does seem to happen more often in the airplane), for different reasons. There's the "Yeah! Sure!" kind of people who would happily swap seats when asked and there's the "Uh, I think I'd rather sit here, thanks" kind - also for different reasons. Would you switch seats if asked, and would you ask others to switch seats with you? If you've experienced the situation, how did you and the other party react?
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On airplanes, people didn't mind switch seats with me and my kids, so that we could sit together, or for the kids to have the window seats so that they could ooh and aah appropriately at the right time. (Same on the trains and buses, people have been very nice when we travel together in a group. We didn't even need to ask, those people were nice weren't they!)
That's nice. I've been fortunate too, no one I asked had any problems switching seats with me. I think people in general understand when parents ask to switch seats so they could sit together with the kids especially if it's a long distance travel.
@cahaya1983 I offered a lady in her late 70s today, if she would like to have my seat for her husband so that the two could sit together. She smiled, shook her head, saying something like, 'no, he has heart problem, I don't want him to be excited!' I thought lots about that answer. What did she mean really? Perhaps if he sat next to her on that bus, he would get too excited? (how do you think?)
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I get motion sick easily and I have to have a window seat. Once I got a center seat and I asked after take off could I take a window seat and the lady told me yes. This woman heard me and as soon as we were in the air she got up took the seat I asked for and closed the window..
There was this one time in the free consultation clinic that the Pharmacy was promoting. It was my turn to this doctor when this annoying middle age lady asked me permission to change doctors and tried to persuade me but I ignore her. But I did what she asked me. I don't think people here will switch seats with you.