One encounters quite a few special snowflakes when riding public buses. Mostly, it's pretty mild stuff (like sitting on the outside of a row of seats so you don't have to share, even when it's standing room only). But there was one time that was pretty ridiculous.
The bus I ride to get home in the evenings is usually full, but it's rare for there to not be enough seats - as long as nobody takes up more than one seat.
So one time, there were, oh, half a dozen people on this bus who obviously knew each other. I, unfortunately, can never get to this bus early, and realize that often means I don't get my choice of seats (or a seat at all, if it's very full). But these half a dozen people were each occupying two seats by sitting against the window, and propping their legs up on the second seat.
I probably should have asked one of them to let me sit, but I didn't really feel like making an issue of it, and just decided to stand. I'm only on this bus for about 10 minutes, anyway.
But then, on top of taking up far more than their fair share of space, these half a dozen people proceeded to talk about their parole agreements and officers extremely loudly until they got off the bus. A little noise is expected when riding a public bus, but I really prefer not to be an unwilling participant in other people's conversations.
It really didn't help that one of them made a crack about half the bus getting off when they got to their stop. Because, really, only a quarter of the bus was getting off, but they were taking up half the seats.