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to expect otger coach passengers to move so I can sit with my baby?

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froken Tue 10-Sep-13 19:25:34

wI recently got a coach from Heathrow to my home town.

I was travelling with my ds who is 8 months old, national express recommend that you bring a age appropriate car seat when traveling with a baby, they book you 2 seats under 1 booking.(it's very kind of them to give an infant an entire seat) we were one of the last to get on the coach and by tge time we arrived there were no seats together. There were lots of people sitting alone in a double seat.

None of tge passengers sitting alone in a double seat would move, I ended up threatening to leave the very grumpy teething out of routine baby next to a lady.

Eventually someone moved but I had to organise where he would sit and tge lady he was going to sit next to wasn't at all pleased that he was going to sit next to each other.

Aibu ( and an entitled mum) to think that people should move seats so a parent can sit next to their small child?

theodorakisses Wed 11-Sep-13 13:20:25

I would happily move to allow a grumpy 8 month old to sit at the other end of the coach, no offence but I love coach journeys and would rather be in a quiet section. I would have moved but I agree that if you need extra things it would be nice to at least try to get there early on so people don't have to play musical chairs once they are settled. I doubt you deliberately got there late through some bizarre sense of entitlement however, more likely rushing and frazzling trip from home with an 8 month old.

Summerblaze Wed 11-Sep-13 13:33:16

How strange. Out of the 2 seats, I would plump for the aisle seat every time. Don't get the fascination with window seats at all. Obviously some like it who feel sick but everyone else???? Why???

If you are on a long drive and there are toilets on the bus, you would have to move a stranger every time you needed to pee. I hate inconveniencing anyone so would go for the aisle.

Can't believe no-one moved........actually I can. There are some self centred, entitled bastards on this earth and it seems to be getting worse <feels old emoticon>.

candycoatedwaterdrops Wed 11-Sep-13 18:09:44

I've noticed that Silverstreak7 is a quite a goady controversial poster, think nothing of it OP!

HeffalumpTheFlump Wed 11-Sep-13 19:52:01

Yanbu! I can't believe some people these days! The pp's suggestions of taking up these rude buggers implied offer of free babysitting made me laugh though.

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