Millennial Rudeness

This morning I caught the southbound #20 bus at the stop by Nick’s Restaurant. It was almost full, and the front section was filled to capacity with two wheelchairs, a walker, and a blind man.

The next stop was at Adanac where a young woman with a very large stroller tried to get on. The driver politely advised her that he was too full to take a stroller, and she just went crazy. She swore in the vilest way, screaming about her “right” to get on the bus. The driver showed her how full the front section was but she was having none of it, continuing to scream and demanding that one or more of the disabled people get off the bus to make way for her.

In the end, with the approval of most everyone on the bus, the driver simply shut the door and drove away.

Now, I probably would not be writing about this had it not been the third time this month that I have witnessed similar incidents by millennials acting as if they were entitled to whatever they feel like appropriating. And in each case, the women involved looked to be healthy (as well as young), especially compared to the elderly and disabled folks they wanted to turf from the bus.

If they bring up their kids with this kind of arrogant view of entitlement, then the future does not look bright.

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2 Responses to Millennial Rudeness

  1. artitectus says:

    Um, I know plenty of douche old(er) people, so unless you feel it is fair for me to use any of them (or group of them) as representing their entire respective generation(s), please don’t use one (or several) apparent brat(s) as an example of mine. (I doubt you’d use it as an example of the rudeness of women, for instance, because it would be just as apt and just as useless a characterization [just like you didn’t cast aspersions against all mothers when you wrote the ‘Why Does Transit Set Mothers Against Seniors?’ in 2010]).

    You know how to make better arguments than this one, please do.

  2. jakking says:

    “Millennials” was the best description of the people involved in these incidents. You can swap that for “young mothers” or “brats” if you want, I don’t care, After seeing so many examples of this happening by people who can be so described, my point remains.

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