Yo, but the guy was eating. I mean, call me rude but if I was on the train having a meal I wouldn’t jump up to help her either unless she asked. Other people have stressful lives too and usually when someone eats on the train it means they had a hard day at work or whatever. I don’t know this but even if this guy was just chilling on the train with his noodles – throwing a tantrum because someone won’t interrupt their meal to put your bags away for you when you haven’t even asked them is immature. I wouldn’t expect some random person to help me even if he wasn’t doing something but expecting someone who is having a meal to interrupt his meal to help you is not okay, especially when you haven’t even asked.grenadine wrote:If i was disabled and couldn't help pregnant lady, old lady, etc. I would said so. I doubt he hasn't noticed, but even if so, it's a solidarity matter and louise's tweets just highlight that it is RUDE not to help. I wouldn't be offended if somebody would offer me help onoy because i am a woman, not pregnant one if i couldn't handle sth. And well, what's wrong with choosing to be pregnant? It's inevitable that some people at some point in their life will choose to conceive a baby, why wouldn't we, as a sociaty, help them? And i don't mean carrying their purses but handling heavy stuff or letting them take our place in public transport? ☹ (i'm still curious about the cat)
I can't speak for Poland but I've encountered your way of thinking in other Eastern European countries (I have family there) and maybe this is a cultural misunderstanding? Because in the UK it's not seen as too polite to just help out random people. In fact I usually don't like it either myself. One time someone just picked up my bag and put it away for me and I said "Thank you" of course but I was still annoyed and not comfortable with someone just deciding to take my stuff without asking or me asking them too. In fact i hadn't even meant to put it away, lol. In Czechia however it's way more common, especially for men to help women out. Is it like that in Poland too? Because if it is I understand why you think he was rude. But it's different in the UK, people don't expect others to just help them (unless they're Louise apparently) and they might even find it rude that someone just touched their stuff or assumed they need help. Different cultures, I guess.