Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Hypothetical question

If an old person gets on the bus and there is no place to sit, common courtesy is to get up and allow them to sit.
What about a kid, should a little kid, lets say 4 or 5 years old, should they give up their seat for the old person. Or do kids also have preferential treatment when it comes to seating on a bus.
I believe that the kid shouldn't stand up, due to safety. They are still pretty small, don't really know how to balance themselves as the bus stops and turns. I think you should tell the kid that when they are bigger they should give up their seat, but right now they should stay in their seat.


At 2:19 AM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Hypothetically, the kid's with their parent(s), right? If you think that it would be a safety risk for the kid to give up their seat, you should lead by example and give up your seat to show the kid what to do. Or, if you're standing already and the kid was the only one with the seat, you're going to be holding them in your arms or in your hand. Doesn't that lessen the safety risk? Or, if both of you are sitting and you want to teach him a lesson about giving up his seat, just have him sit on your lap afterward. I don't think 5 years old is too early to teach your kid about stuff like that.


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