During their nephews’ high school graduation, an individual who had secured a spot up front declined a pregnant woman’s repeated requests for their chair, causing frustration and resulting in the woman’s husband calling them a “jerk.” Here is what they had to say:
They Went To Their Nephews Graduation
They explained, “My nephews both graduated from high school this morning and I wanted to sit up front so I camped out a bit in front of the entrance. I brought my folding camping chair and my headphones to listen to my show.”
People Joined The Queue
Approximately 40 minutes before the school would open its doors, a pregnant woman joined the line next to them, along with someone who appeared to be her partner.
She Asked For Her Chair
Just five minutes later, she politely approached them and asked if she could have the chair. She explained that standing would be challenging for her.
They Had Their Own Medical Needs
They explained, “I said no, sorry I need it more (bad feet/knees) and went back to my things.”
They Were Persistent
Just two minutes later, the pregnant woman approached them again and asked for their seat. Although she was still polite, her persistence grew, and she expressed her frustration.
Her Partner Approached
The pregnant woman then asked her partner to help, and he approached them asking again if they could give up their chair.
They Stood Their Ground
But they remained firm in their decision, explaining their own need for the chair and suggested other places the pregnant woman could sit, such as waiting in their car or finding a spot on the ground.
At this point, the pregnant woman’s husband interjected and called them a “jerk.” They then turned away and left them to their own devices.
Did They Do The Right Thing?
They were then left questioning whether they acted appropriately by refusing to give up their chair.
The Internet Responded
One person said, “You refused to give up the chair you brought because you needed it due to your own health conditions. I do feel for the woman, but she and her partner should have brought their own chairs and not assumed they were entitled to yours.”
Another Person Responded
Another person said, “If you are pregnant and going to wait for over half an hour, come prepared and don’t expect strangers with possible problems of their own to give up their seat.”
A Different Person Also Responded
Another reply from someone said “Like, what would have happened had OP *not* had the chair? If she needed a chair that bad, why didn’t the bother the staff.”
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