I Refused to Give Up My Subway Seat to an Elderly Woman

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In a crowded subway, a 27-year-old woman fell asleep on her way home. She was then woken up by an elderly woman who was shouting at her face in a different language. The elderly woman repeatedly asked for her seat, but the younger woman was angry and pretended not to understand what she was saying. The younger woman usually has no problem giving up her seat to the elderly, but she got angry when the elderly woman yelled at her. This incident has been bothering her since, and she has posted on Am I the A**hole to get opinions on whether she was in the wrong or not.

Sleepy commuter refuses seat to elderly woman. 😴🚇

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Awakened by elderly woman's foreign yelling on subway. 😳

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A passenger's account of refusing to give up a subway seat

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When chivalry goes wrong: Elderly woman yells at subway rider 😤

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Ignoring elder's request for seat on subway? A**hole move 😠

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Struggle of giving up seat to elderly woman, AITA. 🤔

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Clarifications made in response to comment questions. 👍

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No reserved seat, no obligation? The ethics of subway seating.

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Ethnicity and language played a role in subway seat dispute.

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Falling asleep on the subway leads to confrontation with elderly woman 😴👵🆚

A tired commuter (27F) found herself in the middle of an unexpected confrontation with an elderly woman on her train ride home. Despite her usual practice of offering her seat to those in need, the woman was woken up by the elderly woman yelling at her in a second language. Feeling angry and caught off guard, she chose to pretend not to understand and kept her seat. Now, she's left wondering if she made the right choice. Join the discussion below to share your thoughts on this controversial subway encounter.

Age doesn't excuse entitlement. NTA, but kindness to pregnant woman wins.

candiedbunion69 | candiedbunion69

Elderly woman demands seat; commenters side with exhausted poster. NTA 😜

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Falling asleep on the subway: a risky move 😴

SnooBananas5143 | SnooBananas5143

When offering your seat backfires 😂

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Standing up to entitled behavior 😏

v2den | v2den

Polite request > rude demand. 🙏 NTAs unite!

FreshwaterOctopus | FreshwaterOctopus

Woman defends not giving up subway seat to elderly woman

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NTA. Manners matter. An argument isn't worth the seat. 😤

nerothic | nerothic

Age doesn't excuse entitlement. Not the a**hole here. 👍

RayneYoruka | RayneYoruka

NTA refuses to give up seat to elderly woman, others blame her.

Johnny-Fakehnameh | Johnny-Fakehnameh

Defending the decision to not give up the seat, while criticizing others 😒

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Unapologetic response with a hint of humor 😏👌

Existing_Adeptness11 | Existing_Adeptness11

Sleeping on the subway and woke up to shouting. NTA.

bobledrew | bobledrew

Age shouldn't be the only reason to give up a seat 🚆 #NTA

DigDugDogDun | DigDugDogDun

Clarifying if the seat was reserved can make sense of situation 🤔

labelcillo | labelcillo

No one else offered their seat either 🤷‍♀️

Kris82868 | Kris82868

Standing up for yourself: NTA for keeping your seat 👍

DyneAmmo | DyneAmmo

Support for not giving up seat to rude elderly woman 🤷‍♀️

tr4shmonkey | tr4shmonkey

Challenging the notion of unquestionable respect towards the elderly 👵

Csusza7 | Csusza7

Defending not giving up subway seat to elderly woman 💺

D4rkFantasy | D4rkFantasy

Defending not giving up seat to entitled elderly woman 😏

Special-Attitude-242 | Special-Attitude-242

Common courtesy is offering a seat, not demanding it. 💺

lizfour | lizfour

Elderly woman demands subway seat, but commenter stands their ground 💺

throwyourboat1985 | throwyourboat1985

Standing up for yourself can be tough, but necessary. 🙌

Material_Nothing_530 | Material_Nothing_530

Respect is a two-way street 🙌

Plenty_Metal_1304 | Plenty_Metal_1304

Pretending not to speak the language- quick thinking! 😂 NTA

Unit-Healthy | Unit-Healthy

Avoided unnecessary argument by pretending to not understand, NTA 👍

Hawkeisabisexualicon | Hawkeisabisexualicon

Defending the decision to keep subway seat - NTA 🚇

DannyIsADuck | DannyIsADuck

Age doesn't define one's ability. Commenter is a badass! 💪

StinkingDischarge | StinkingDischarge

A witty reply lightens up a situation with a rude elderly woman 😂

Pierre-LucDubois | Pierre-LucDubois

Age is just a number 🙌

MusclePositive | MusclePositive

Unapologetically keeping your subway seat 😎

swaverlys | swaverlys

Empathize with the commenter's perspective 😒

HeliosOh | HeliosOh

Using another language to say goodbye? That's a power move 😎

Spicyghosting | Spicyghosting

Choosing between values and respect for elders 🤔

maluawai | maluawai

Respectful refusal of subway seat sparks debate. 🤔

tiemeupinribbons | tiemeupinribbons

Standing up for oneself or being rude to elders? 🤔

Post_Nuclear_Messiah | Post_Nuclear_Messiah

Quick thinking and language skills shut down entitled elderly woman.

IamPlatycus | IamPlatycus

Standing up to entitled elderly behavior. 🚆

Sergio5126 | Sergio5126

Standing up for yourself and showing restraint. 👍

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Polite refusal is okay, but yelling and bad attitude aren't.

TroubledGamestress | TroubledGamestress

Standing your ground for your subway seat. NTA 👏

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Unapologetic commenter defends not giving up subway seat 🚊

floralcheesegrader | floralcheesegrader

Standing up for yourself or being selfish? 🤔

Fritemare | Fritemare

Standing up for yourself can be the right move!👍

cecilpenny | cecilpenny

Passenger refuses to give up seat to elderly woman. NTA wins.

opex100 | opex100

Age is just a number! 😜 NTA wins this round.

sharshenka | sharshenka

Elderly woman demands seat, gets karma in return 🤷‍♀️

ChamomileBrownies | ChamomileBrownies

Polite request or not, commenter is NTA for keeping seat 🚇

jaxurrito | jaxurrito

Defending a subway seat: NTA, elderly woman overreacts 😑

Other_Personalities | Other_Personalities

Unpopular opinion: NTA. Respect is earned, not given. 🙅‍♂️

xjustbandsx | xjustbandsx

Standing your ground or being rude? 🤔 NTA comment.

DaniCapsFan | DaniCapsFan

Not the a-hole for keeping my subway seat 🚇💺

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