My request to anyone who rides a bus

This means you:

IF YOU ARE OCCUPYING A SEAT ON THE BUS, ESPECIALLY IN ONE OF THE FRONT ROWS, AND AN ELDERLY, PHYSICALLY DISABLED, OR BLIND PERSON ENTERS THE BUS, AND YOU ARE NOT YOURSELF ELDERLY, PHYSICALLY DISABLED, OR BLIND, I BEG OF YOU:

GET UP AND OFFER THIS PERSON YOUR SEAT.  DO IT NOW.

THIS WOULD INCLUDE OFFERING YOUR SEAT TO SOMEONE WHO IS CLEARLY HAVING DIFFICULTY STANDING ON THE BUS.  USE COMMON SENSE.

DON’T JUST SIT THERE PRETENDING YOU DON’T SEE THIS PERSON WHO OBVIOUSLY NEEDS YOUR SEAT MORE THAN YOU DO.

THERE ARE NO RESERVED SEATS.  I REPEAT: NO RESERVED SEATS.  YOU HAVE NO HOSEY ON YOUR SEAT.

JUST GET UP AND DO IT.

THIS DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOU A PLACE IN HEAVEN.  THIS DOES NOT EVEN GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL HAVE A GOOD DAY OR FEEL GOOD ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE DONE.  THIS DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE PERSON WILL THANK YOU OR APPRECIATE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR THEM, BUT PROBABLY THEY WILL, BECAUSE SO OFTEN PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIFFICULTY STANDING ON BUSES END UP NOT GETTING A SEAT BECAUSE OF THE INCONSIDERATENESS OF FELLOW PASSENGERS.

DON’T BE ONE OF THOSE INCONSIDERATE FELLOW PASSENGERS.

FROM NOW ON, DO IT AUTOMATICALLY.  YOU ARE NOT DOING THIS BECAUSE IT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH FAIRNESS.  IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO TREAT OTHERS WITH RESPECT.  FOR A PERSON WHO NEEDS YOUR SEAT, IT IS NOT A PRIVILEGE TO SIT BUT A RIGHT.

ENJOY YOUR BUS RIDE.  MAY YOU REACH YOUR DESTINATION SAFELY.

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