If you’re attacked.. React!

10 Jul

I have the experience of traveling by bus for more than ten years, and I saw all kinds of situations. When I saw this etiquette I thought something like this should be put in buses, trolleybuses, and in the other vehicles used for a public transportation.

Once I was in a bus with mother and sister, going to the train station. The bus was half empty, meaning there were a few empty places. We heard the voice of an upset and angry lady trying to protect her from an older man who was sitting behind her. We saw what happened. He was touching her through the opening on the seat, but when she turned around he pretended like nothing happened. She tried to change the seat but that didn't help. Many people in the bus protested against him, I thought she should slap him. Luckily he left the bus soon after.

When I am in a crowded bus I stand in the parts of bus where there are more women, or I turn my back to the bus side so I can see what is going on in front of me. 😀


Posted by on July 10, 2010 in Uncategorized



16 responses to “If you’re attacked.. React!

  1. gdare

    July 11, 2010 at 8:07 am

    That should be printed on t-shirts, too :yes:

  2. qlue

    July 11, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Originally posted by gdare:

    That should be printed on t-shirts, too

    That should be printed on everyone's hearts! :yes:.

  3. thaodp

    July 12, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Once I had to use my high heels to remind a man standing behind that he should behave himself – some words seemed not to be enough for him :bomb:

  4. WinterForLady

    July 13, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    @Darko- that's cool idea :yes: @Aadil- I agree..beautiful thought 🙂 @Mit- he deserved that!

  5. raniakasim

    July 14, 2010 at 9:07 am

    once i had the same situation , i shouted on him so he quit ,at that time i thought that it was over but when the bus arrived my station ,i prepared my self to get off , and i noticed that he followed me and it seemed that he was going to get off toomy mind worked quickly , it is 11.30 p.m and there is not a lot of people in the station ,so when he got off i returned to my seat then i completed my tour to the next station i know that i traveled for another hour , and made my family worry about me .but i think this is the right decision . we have to be caution of people like that because sometimes there is nothing protect u but ur wise behavior

  6. WinterForLady

    July 14, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Rania, you acted wisely :up: I'll do the same if I find myself in this situation, thank you. Sometimes it's hard to be a woman..when I'm alone I feel vulnerable.

  7. thetomster

    July 15, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Some unpleasant situations …

    Mira, that's a very nice description for something like that. too nice, imho … it's an aggressive behaviour that should be answered in the same way …

  8. There2ia

    July 16, 2010 at 6:07 am

    Mira … We really have to be careful in so many ways to prevent us from bad man and to protect ourselves in the right ways. I still remember when I was on the way home after teaching. I was on public transportation, we call it Bemo, There was a man watching me. I was worried because it was getting darker. When I arrived and got off, He got off too. It seemed he did not have good attitude. He called me from behind but I ignored him…Luckily I passed a house and I saw a man there and I pretended to look up and asked for a help. when the man noticed I asked for a help, He hurriedly passed by me… It was a big relief because my house was on the next corner.

  9. WinterForLady

    July 16, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    @Dirk- you are right. I changed the title. Thank you 🙂 @Teresia- I'm sorry it happened to you too. I have similar experience. Once when I was coming back to my home in Serbia, by bus, I called father to wait for me at the bus station. It was night and there are no houses near. I got off from the bus and there were 3 men who got off too. Father was late. I started to walk thinking that father will come any moment. They started to follow me and talked bad things..what they will do. I was so scared, I walked fast and prayed just to reach the first house on my way and to ask for help. When I got close to that house my father came. I entered in the car, but I couldn't stop shaking until we arrived home.

  10. There2ia

    July 17, 2010 at 4:07 am

    Mira…It is a nice sharing. such kind of situation might happen to anyone anytime. I think the title is good… 🙂

  11. raniakasim

    July 17, 2010 at 7:07 am

    no Mira neither me nor u is vulnerable, i am sure that we are strong enough to protect ourselves , but those bad people look at us as a vulnerable one and try to impose the view on us .

  12. studio41

    July 18, 2010 at 7:07 am

    you are a smart lady, Mira.

  13. WinterForLady

    July 21, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    @Teresia- thank you 🙂 Yes, it can happens to anyone.@Rania- I have been thinking a lot about what you said. Yes they want us to feel about ourselves as vulnerable.@Jill- it's important to learn from our experience 🙂

  14. studio41

    July 23, 2010 at 7:07 am


  15. AnitaMargita

    July 24, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Public transportation etiquette… I agree with Adil too.

  16. WinterForLady

    July 24, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Me too, I would also wear t-shirt with this etiquette printed on :up:


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