Being obnoxiously wide on public transportation.
This implies not fatness, but when people, either willfully or obliviously, are incredibly wide on side-by-side public transportation seating. Like the guy who makes sure to spread his knees as far apart as possible, so that he can open both panels of the NYT nice and wide, while next to him on either side there's some poor pregnant woman and a dude with an oxygen tank and a cast practically crushing themselves in order to only take up what little remains of their own seats.
why do men think they can take up as much space as they want on the bus? then sometimes they'll take up two seats and pretend to fall asleep so nobody can sit next to them when 20 people are standing. Sometimes I just want to sit on their bag or leg and tell them to fucking move! They're also usually the ones who won't give up a front seat to someone who needs it, like a pregnant woman or an elderly person. People are SO rude on the bus.
— christina g posted 10/22/2008
You never know when someone is actually needs the space. Some people could be suffering from something not visible to the naked eye. Like if someone blocks off the seat next the them, they could be having impending diarrhea cramps and really not want to deal with someone sitting so close next to them. That being said, I KNOW that some people just feel entitled to a huge amount of space and that pisses me off so much, since I am so anal about taking up a fair amount of room.
— posted 9/5/2010
I think the implication here is that someone is wide with their legs and general person, not their accouterments. Though, that is also certainly annoying. I like the idea that someone is creating a barrier around themselves. Perhaps I have done this if I've found my BO to be code-red pungent after an expansive bike ride. It's a public service.
— Biffy posted 9/9/2010
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