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Whether to give way in public transport? Eternal call of conscience

my communication with public transport, namely - with minibuses - has long history. Therefore I am that passenger who can much and long on this subject speak. Among okolotransportny that the most popular are drivers and a chanson, price increase and tariffs and eternal - to give way or not to concede... Recently faced heated discussion on this subject and understood that, despite scepticism of the senior generation concerning presence of conscience at youth, it (that is conscience), still is available, time so vividly this subject is discussed. Here and I will argue...

Each child with the Soviet or early Post-Soviet childhood got used to an axiom: seniors should concede in public transport. We somehow grew up with it. But it seems to me that categorically to answer a question - to concede or not to concede - nevertheless it is impossible. How to be?

Out of any discussions - grandmothers, grandfathers and pregnant women. Not to concede them just a sin. Who will have enough conscience it not to make - I do not know... And this concerns and male, and female. But not everyone understands it. In general, a priori, men have to give way, first of all. But this rule works for us more and more seldom. Potential gentlemen explain it simply - a pier, I paid the money and I have the right to go sitting. But it is strange, agree - the girl comes and all road costs - places around are taken by men. They or look out of the window, or listen to music, or just sleep (pretend?...) . People will go out of the bus, and nobody will remember faces of each other and those who could concede, but conceded, and the unpleasant deposit will remain. Really the man so grudges several rubles, and he feels an urgent need to stay them? And it would not be pleasant to it from simple female thanks if he showed elementary attention which now seems nobility?

Here therefore if I sit on back sitting, and ahead there is a person who can concede, I do not do it is before me about ten young guys. It is their moral duty, and my conscience not misses a bit . As not misses a bit it at them when over the head the grandmother was inclined - I do not know. And here when they persistently sit, it is possible to rise and offer defiantly the place to this grandmother, having released the venomous comment " aside; men - a pier, more nobody will concede to you here. Let it will be a shame.

I noticed that small children in general poorly know enough age of reason about a golden rule. Sat down - will sit, and will want to give way (that, by the way, they have to do too first of all) hardly. To hope for them at all in any way...

Of course, there are also such unique persons who, knowing that share taxis go each five minutes, want to go in this, already hammered to the full. To be fair, I will note that all their complaints and claims, together with scandals and requirements to give way, at least, are illegal as the choice - a personal record...

One more detail, is actual for all who consist in any sort of hierarchy. Whether to give way to the teacher, the director, the chief? Personally I consider that to the woman of mature age - it is rather yes. It is elementary politeness. To the elderly man - yes. Young (especially if you are a girl) - no. Here your subordination is replaced with other ratio: the man - the woman. Giving way, you put both yourself, and him in an awkward situation.

Of course, it is only the theory. How to work - is more visible to you on the course of events. But it is good if conscience and common sense do not put before you the difficult choice...