Woman's Bold Move on Bus: Was She Right or Wrong? 😲

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A 35-year-old woman's decision to ask a man not to sit next to her on a 3.5-hour bus commute has ignited a debate on personal space and boundaries. The woman usually sits near the front of the bus, where there are plenty of open seats. She encountered the same man on multiple occasions, who consistently invaded her personal space by 'manspreading' and applying pressure to the shared armrest. Tired of his behavior, she finally asked him to sit elsewhere, leading to a heated exchange. Was she right to stand her ground, or did she cross a line?

The Usual Commute 🚌

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Safety First 🔒

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First Encounter 😐

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Manspreading Begins 😠

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Personal Space Struggle 🚧

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Unspoken Battle 💪

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Armrest Takeover 🙅‍♀️

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Persistent Passenger 🔄

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Bag Strategy 🎒

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Switching Seats 🚶‍♀️

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Week 4: A Break 🛑

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Week 5: The Confrontation 😡

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Angry Response 🤬

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Final Encounter 😤

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Self-Doubt 🤔

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A Battle for Personal Space: Who's in the Right? 🤷‍♀️

A woman's multiple encounters with a fellow bus commuter led to a heated exchange over personal space. After enduring his 'manspreading' and armrest takeover, she finally asked him to sit elsewhere. He responded with anger and name-calling. Was she right to stand her ground, or should she have moved to another seat? Share your thoughts and reactions below. 👇

NTA for reporting the behavior to the driver, as he was targeting you. Be careful and stay safe. 🚨

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Woman takes a stand against uncomfortable bus seatmate 😍

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Woman shuts down man's romcom fantasy on the bus 😂

CrystalQueen3000 | CrystalQueen3000

Commenter calls out creepy bus behavior with pizza puns 🍕

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Gigantic woman stands up against entitled men on bus. NTA 💪

Asleep_Possession945 | Asleep_Possession945

Woman confronts man for consistent unwanted proximity. 🚍

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Ignoring a creepy guy on the bus with headphones and tips.

ubersquid97 | ubersquid97

Standing up to a creep on public transit 😏

creative_cookies | creative_cookies

Woman stands up to harasser on bus, gets support. 💪

kate05_ | kate05_

Unapologetically standing up for yourself 💪

FewCauliflower0 | FewCauliflower0

Pro tip for public transport: aisle seat and bag on window

Purple_Chipmunk_ | Purple_Chipmunk_

Standing up to toxic masculinity on public transport 💪

lavasca | lavasca

Standing up to harassment on public transport 🚨

stormdude28 | stormdude28

Standing up to a creepy bus seatmate 😏

chriswillar | chriswillar

How to deal with a pervert on a bus 😏

cherry__12345 | cherry__12345

Standing up for yourself on public transport 🙌

ServelanDarrow | ServelanDarrow

Woman stands up for herself on bus, shuts down harasser 💪

arseholierthanthou | arseholierthanthou

Woman stands up to harasser on bus, gets support. 💪

ANALizethispease | ANALizethispease

Standing up to harassment on public transport 🙌

ViolaVetch75 | ViolaVetch75

Woman stands up to harassment on bus and gets justice 💪

AbleComposer2280 | AbleComposer2280

Standing up to harassment on the bus, NTA! 💯

lizziegal79 | lizziegal79

Standing up for yourself on public transportation 👏

Top-Passion-1508 | Top-Passion-1508

Safety tips for public transportation: Sit near the driver 🙌

aliceblack12 | aliceblack12

Woman takes a stand against shady bus behavior 😎

ButItSaysOnline | ButItSaysOnline

Standing up to creeps on the bus 😏

QueenYeen | QueenYeen

Stand up for yourself! NTA and report any abuse 💪

Regular-Whereas-8053 | Regular-Whereas-8053

Commenter supports woman's move, but disappointed it's not Forrest Gump

HalfBear-HalfCat | HalfBear-HalfCat

Long commute, but worth it? Commenter inquires about frequency.

slorthed | slorthed

Standing up to harassment on the bus. NTA wins.

glowrocks | glowrocks

Standing up to harassment on the bus 😎

Plasticity93 | Plasticity93

Standing up to sexist harassment on the bus 😏

julianaem13 | julianaem13

Empowering response to entitled manspreading on public transport 💪

pink4pink | pink4pink

Commenter defends woman's bold move on bus, deemed not a**hole

seniairam | seniairam

Woman stands up to creepy guy on bus. NTA.

dearbina | dearbina

Standing up for yourself on public transport 🚨

Emptydata_Enzo | Emptydata_Enzo

Is it rude to sit next to someone on an empty bus? 🤔

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Woman experiences predatory behavior on bus, NTA for reporting it 🚨

Spicymoose29 | Spicymoose29

Woman stands up for herself on bus, shuts down harasser 😎

JadeSpade23 | JadeSpade23

Sit close to the driver to report harassment 🙌

slivertonguewitch | slivertonguewitch

Ignoring the harasser or reporting him: what's your move? 🤔

SadlySpooky | SadlySpooky

Standing up to creepy advances on an empty bus 😡

thesammae | thesammae

Woman takes a stand against potential stalker on bus 😍

Practicalwatermelons | Practicalwatermelons

Woman stands up to harassment on bus, receives support. 💪

Apprehensive-Hope-69 | Apprehensive-Hope-69

Standing up to harassment on public transport 🙌

pigandpom | pigandpom

Woman stands up to gross man on bus, suggests water bottle.

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👏👏👏 You go girl! Not the a**hole.

mladyhawke | mladyhawke

Standing up to a space invader on the bus. 😊

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Standing up to harassment on public transport 🚨

SmirkyToast13 | SmirkyToast13

Agreement and discomfort with NTA comment 😱

AnyYak6757 | AnyYak6757

Woman stands up to creepy man on bus, sparks debate. 😏

Angelgirl127 | Angelgirl127

Empowering response shuts down power game 💪

Odd_Rutabaga_7810 | Odd_Rutabaga_7810

Standing up to creepy dude on bus gets support 👍

Sensitive-Jacket5651 | Sensitive-Jacket5651

Standing up to creeps on the bus 😏 #NotTheAsshole

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Trust your gut: NTA warns of potential danger 🚨

Weekend-Smooth | Weekend-Smooth

Bus seat protocol followed perfectly, with a helpful tip included 😊

LuciusMaximal | LuciusMaximal

Woman stands up to boundary-pushing man on bus 💪

taxdude1966 | taxdude1966

Passive-aggressive or justified? Commuters debate seat-saving etiquette 😐

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Standing up for oneself: Woman shuts down unwanted advances 👏

Dearness | Dearness

Standing up to creeps on public transport 😏

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Standing up to harassment on the bus. Stay safe 🙏

educational-robot | educational-robot

Woman stands up to rude man on bus, receives support. 💯

ArkhamCookie | ArkhamCookie

Gender bias on public transport? This comment sparks debate 🚩

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