Man criticised by family for refusing to give pregnant woman his bus seat

A bloke has been criticised by his own family after refusing to give up his seat on the bus to a pregnant woman.

He argued that "it's not my fault she decided to have a baby”.

The man was taking the bus after his car was written off in a crash and he was waiting for the insurance to pay for a new one.

He said that his job involved being on his feet for his whole 10-hour shift and he "genuinely cherishes" the time sitting down on the bus.

Plus, he added that he had a 20 minute walk after getting off the bus "which means more time on (his) feet", reports the Mirror.

However, he enraged other passengers and people on the bus after refusing to move for a pregnant woman.

He wrote: "So last night I’m on the bus, and a very heavily pregnant lady gets on. She looks around for a seat, only to find there are no available ones left.

"I'm the closest to her, so she starts giving me the imploring eyes. I had my headphones on and tried to pretend I couldn’t see her, but once she started talking to me it became inevitable.

"I wasn’t rude or anything, I just told her no, I’ve had a long day and my feet are sore. I don’t want to give up my seat.

“She started crying about how she’s a pregnant single mom, and I told her I’m sorry, but that was her personal choice and she can’t expect other people to accommodate her life choices."

The bloke added: "We live in a state where birth control and abortions are free, so I don’t know why this should be my problem.

“It’s not my fault she decided to have a baby when she can’t afford a car."

He added that an elderly man called him a “worthless punk” and gave up his seat instead.

When he got home he told his family what happened and they apparently couldn’t believe it.

He said: "I don’t know why we need to keep perpetuating the idea that breeding somehow means your entitled to people's seats."

The moody bus taker posted his story on Reddit hoping to get some back up, but the responses were mixed.

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One person said: "You don't owe anything to anyone that makes different life choices.

“Completely agree on this with you, just because she's pregnant, she doesn't get to have her way, she could've gotten the seat from someone else but chose to make a scene. "

But, another wrote: "Did you know that being heavily pregnant really alters your balance, let alone the tired thing?

"No, you didn't ask her to be pregnant, but you can, as an able-bodied otherwise healthy person just choose to be nice.

“Bringing up the contraception/abortion/'breeding' angle too really makes you an a**."

So what do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

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