From the odd but always hilarious RocketNews24 blog comes a report of train behaviour in Japan. I wish the coolest thing to do in Australia was to give up your seat to someone who needed it. I constantly see young, able people slouching in seats while old people stand. The seated people often give their bag its own seat, too, and look disgruntled when asked to move it.
Caron – Thanks for sharing. I like that perspective. And if it’s any comfort, it’s not just on Australian public transit that people who could/should give up their seats don’t. I see it a lot in the U.S. *sigh*
I once saw an old, old man with a walking stick stand up for an old, old lady when she got on the tram. Luckily, a young person finally got up and offered him a seat.