I have a couple. I was going to post the first one a couple of weeks ago, but I didn't because no one actually got (visibly) upset and I thought it was a one-off. Eh, not so much.
My ODD's school has a bus stop right in front. Quite a few parents ride the bus with their kids and get off at the school stop. A couple of weeks ago, a couple of parents/kids got off and the people waiting got on. As I got on, I noticed that a passenger had put her bag on the seat next to her, which was pretty rude, as it was standing room only. I was herded toward the back so it didn't really affect me directly. Then I noticed one of the moms get back on the bus and take her seat. It was the one with the bag. So she left her bag on the seat while she got off to give her kid a hug and got back on, reclaiming her seat. I thought this was slightly SS behavior because the bus in our area is largely a "move your feet, lose your seat" sort of culture.
Well this morning, I feel she fully went into SS mode. The seat she was saving is the first one on that side and right next to her seat is a shelf where people can put their heavy bags. A new passenger told the woman sitting next to the bag that she was going to move the bag to the shelf, did so and sat down. The woman in the seat next to the disembarked parent said something like "Oh, that belongs to someone else." (Which really didn't clear things up.) Mrs. SS got back on and had a full on hissy because someone stole her seat. As far as I could tell, the new lady gave the seat back to the parent. I had been shuffled toward the back of the bus at this point.
I dunno. As I'm typing this out, I'm feeling all judgmental but I can't imagine thinking it's cool for me to save my seat on a SRO bus while I got off and kissed my kid good bye. He's an older kid and since she doesn't take him to the morning meeting place, I don't get why she just can't do that without getting off the bus. What say you?
2nd story: Our park had a pumpkin patch over the weekend. It's great fun, there is a carriage ride, games, the patch, a petting zoo and other activities. Unfortunately, it's not free. There's a nominal fee for each activity. People get tickets and then each activity costs a certain amount of tickets.
We paid our money and went to the patch. Right outside the patch, there were some hay bales, a scarecrow and a couple of pumpkins artfully arranged for a photo op area. We got our pumpkins and waited our turn for picture taking. As we were waiting, my MIL happened to see a family walk up to the photo op area, grab one of the pumpkins and walk off. So they basically decided they didn't need to pay the dollar it cost to get a pumpkin. MIL did mention it to the people taking the tickets but they didn't see it and aren't going to chase someone down for a dollar. It was just irritating, as the proceeds supported this particular field house.
Oh, then there was the mom and boy in front of us at the face painting area. My girls were waiting their turn when the mom and boy were joined by the boy's sisters, who jumped in line in front of us.
But that's just as much my fault as I was just too chicken to say something. (The mom already had this "attitude" about her and I'm sure if I called her on it, she wasn't going to say, "Oh, goodness, you're right! We totally jumped in front of you. Please, take our places and accept our sincerest apologies!" Sometimes I think it's better to avoid something if I think it's going to get ugly. The girls were having a good time and I didn't want to wreck it.