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« on: February 15, 2019, 07:37:37 pm »

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In what may be the most random news story of the day, The Chase's Vixen - aka Jenny Ryan - has revealed that she was ejected from a train seat by EastEnders' Dean Gaffney.

The quiz star took to Twitter, joking about the "indignity" of being moved from her seat by the Robbie Jackson actor.

"I have just been evicted from my booked train seat in favour of Dean Gaffney. Oh, the indignity," she wrote.

Is this fair?
Who should you have to give up a booked seat for?
Is this real news?
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2019, 07:40:38 pm »

Is this real news?
It's probably a front page headline for the Express!
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2019, 08:17:34 pm »

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In what may be the most random news story of the day, The Chase's Vixen - aka Jenny Ryan - has revealed that she was ejected from a train seat by EastEnders' Dean Gaffney.

The quiz star took to Twitter, joking about the "indignity" of being moved from her seat by the Robbie Jackson actor.

"I have just been evicted from my booked train seat in favour of Dean Gaffney. Oh, the indignity," she wrote.

Is this fair?
Who should you have to give up a booked seat for?
Is this real news?

Whoever holds the reservation, as long as the seat was clearly marked as reserved.
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2019, 08:04:34 am »

If there is a valid reservation, and its clearly marked in the usual fashion, it doesn't matter how well-known or perceived as  important someone else is, the reservation stands.
If someone chooses to give their seat up to a 'famous ' or even not famous person, that's up to them, but don't expect any sympathy.

The only exception would be for someone with a baby or disability, where common courtesy would dictate allowing them to use the seat.
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2019, 08:37:10 am »

...anyone who needs it more than I do.
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2019, 11:45:16 am »

Going by the typical standards of news reporting these days, I consider it possible that the original occupant of the seat who was ejected MAY have considered that they had "booked" the seat by getting to it first rather by an official booking.
Then the person with the ACTUAL booking turned up !

I have observed this in the Pullman on the 18-03 from Paddington, when a customer would arrive in good time and "book" four seats by sitting on one and placing belongings on the other three.
They would be most aggrieved if I turned up with an actual booking.
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2019, 07:26:06 pm »

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I have observed this in the Pullman on the 18-03 from Paddington, when a customer would arrive in good time and "book" four seats by sitting on one and placing belongings on the other three.
They would be most aggrieved if I turned up with an actual booking.

If I was ever on the programme Room 101 then this along with people sitting on the outside seat on a packed service would be on my list. Its the sighing and huffing when you ask the to move themselves or their belonging that really winds me up.

I suspect though I'm nothing like as tolerant as I use to be.
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2019, 08:17:18 pm »

Middle aged? Defined as when your broad mind and narrow waist swap.
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