Aw, the trials and tribulations of commuting on public transportation. While I know that I've been complaining my BART commute a LOT throughout my pregnancy, I seem to have left all my complaints out of my blog!
The summary is... that over the past several months, I've had a tough time finding thoughtful people on the train who see a tired looking pregnant woman (me!) and want to give up their seat.
However, I have two great stories to share from the past week!!
Late last week... I was standing... waiting for a seat to open up. A nice young woman, about my age, who is also standing, sees me and asks if I need a seat. I told her that I was just waiting for one to open up. She immediately turns to a well dress man in his early 50's sitting in the handicap seats (which are clearly labeled for elderly, disabled or pregnant people)... and asked him if he could please stand up as "this nice young lady is pregnant and needs a seat." He (unwillingly) stood up and offered me his seat! YEAH for nice women who see a fellow female in need!!! I will admit, I was embarrassed... I could have stood... but I was very flattered that that woman would go out of her way for me! So, of course I took the seat!
Earlier this week... I was boarding a train out of SF that (amazingly) still had some empty seats left. But I was at the end of the line... and as I was finally getting in the train doors... I looked around and all the seats were taken... all but ONE that is. A very nice gentleman toward the middle of the train tossed his briefcase in a seat (before someone else could take it)... turned straight to me and said "Here you go miss... I saved you a seat. If anyone needs one... you do!" Awwww... is that guy married!?! His wife is one lucky lady!!!