Chivalry is dead
Chivalry has to be dead as we are losing our compassion for others that need a seat on the TTC!
Okay…so picture this: I got caught in a huge rain storm on my way to Women’s College Hospital for work so I was soaked from head to toe, literally.
Now, I know that the morning trains are packed with people that have not had a good night sleep or are in the midst of a sleep on their way to work…but seriously people…what’s the matter with you!
So, the TTC conductor had just advised that we were going to be delayed because of some track problems (of course!). It begins to become warmer in the train car while we wait so I unzip my jacket to display my four month baby bump. I realize that some women don’t show until about 7 months but because this is my fourth pregnancy in about 5 years, I was showing!
It’s funny to see how people react to a baby bump when there are no vacant seats. Women just look around you as if to concentrate on the advertisements and men just close their eyes as if the baby bump had some trance over them that automatically put them to sleep…I wish it had that power on my children!
So I spent the next 20 to 30 minutes watching the passenger’s reactions without once being offered a seat! This can only lead me to believe that these passengers thought that I was fat. Anatomy lesson for you morons: When a woman has a large bulge solely in the uterus area, they are pregnant!!
Even before I was pregnant, I always gave up my seat to the elderly and any pregnant woman, what’s wrong with people today? Why are people not considerate of others? Are we breeding people that are so selfish and inhumane that they can’t even give up a seat for about 20 minutes…trust me a majority of those people could have used the exercise you would obtain from standing!
All I’m saying is that if you see a pregnant woman that looks pregnant, at the very least, offer up your seat to her. Remember this could have been your mom, your sister, your aunt or your daughter…treat others as you would want to be treated and let’s start being nice for the sake of showing our children that chivalry is not dead.
— Claire Moscone-Biafore