- A pregnant woman wanted to sit on a reserved seat on the train but a man asked her for ‘proof’
- The man allegedly told her that she’s not wearing maternity clothes
- The woman encourages others to fight for their rights
Reserved seats on the train are those put aside for the disabled, elderly, and pregnant women.
Hence, a pregnant passenger made her way to a seat in the reserved few. However, it didn’t turn out to be a ‘smooth’ ride.
She took to social media her experience with a rude passenger over the reserved seat inside the MRT in Singapore recently.
On her Facebook page, Maria Louise Dass shared a photo of the man who asked her for ‘proof’ because she wasn’t wearing maternity clothes when she tried to sit down on an empty reserved seat on the MRT.
She wrote: “Never thought I’d be the one posting something like this but I want everyone to know! It’s 10.20pm and I’m on my way home from my appointment on the MRT, circle line. I walk to a priority seat as it was empty and I politely asked this ridiculous prick standing right in front of the seat, to excuse me, so I can sit down.”
As reply, the man, she said, pointed at the reserved seating sign and stared at her wide eyed.
She told the man, yes, she’s pregnant. But the man asked for proof.
“I said who the hell are you to ask me for proof? Do you want to see my medical bills? My baby’s ultrasound pics??” Dass said in her post.
The man then pointed out she was not in pregnant wear.
“WOW I didn’t know I had to look pregnant to be entitled to this seat. He then told me to shut up and sit down. I told him he was crazy and that I’m wasting my time even talking to him. He sticked out his tongue at me and mocked that I’m going through pre natal stress. Furious and Shaking, I screamed at him to F OFF. and he pointed fake guns (his fingers) at my face and walked off. I’m so glad I took his picture right in his face and he gave me the permission to post it. nobody should have to go through what I went through, that’s why I’m sharing this. Fight for your rights people!”
A number of social media users found the man’s behavior disgusting, especially his sticking out of his tongue and pointing of ‘fake guns’ (his fingers) at the woman’s face before walking off.