Total commutes: 16
Seats obtained through vacancy: 4
Seats obtained through voluntary* surrender: 2
Seats not obtained: 10
I am OBSESSED by the dilemma of how to get a seat on the tram to and from work. Perhaps I should throw up on said passengers when I feel nauseous, or pass out on their laps? I take on board the comment left on the previous post that you can't always know when an adult has a need for a seat that isn't obvious - but could it possibly be that of the 40 or 50 people seated on every tram I catch that every single one needs their seat more than me?
I've also spent a fair bit of time contemplating why I find it so hard to actually come out and ask someone to stand up when I feel so strongly that they should. This kind of contradiction is not like me and I find it puzzling. The best I can come up with by way of explanation is that I just can't put myself in the weaker position - can't say actually I need you to be kind to me. Seems pretty pathetic but there's obviously something deeply rooted in me that says I can't need it that much if no one else can see that I need it.
Hopefully I'll be able to get over my obsession soon. Hopefully.
* I use the term lightly. In one case I actually stared daggers at a young man for a good 5 stops before he reluctantly offered me his seat.