Chinese Man Assaulted for Not Giving Up Seat for Elderly

A young Chinese man in Wuhan stands up to critics of him not giving up his seat on the public bus for the elderly.

From NetEase:

Man in Wuhan Attacked by Multiple Elderly People for Not Giving Up His Seat

Because Of Not Giving Up His Seat, a Young Man in Wuhan Was Beaten By Multiple Elderly People — A netizen has reported: on the 801 Route, a 20-something young person was violently hit by several elderly people for sitting in a seat reserved for the elderly and refusing to give it up for an elderly person! This reporter learned: the incident occurred around 1:40pm today, and afterward, Hanyang police arrived on the scene to take those involved away, and are currently processing the matter.

Highlights of the video:

  • The video begins with the young man in the yellow seat arguing with several other men who are criticizing him for not giving up his seat. The color of his seat indicates that it is a seat reserved for people who need assistance (usually handicapped, elderly, pregnant).
  • ~0:40 – the argument becomes physical and there is some pushing and shoving. By around ~1:00, a grey-haired elderly man can be seen holding the young man’s arm while the younger middle-aged man (who may be represented as “elderly” above) appears to hit the young man several times.
  • ~1:15 – the young man takes out his phone and appears to be calling the police, while another portly middle-aged man with a bald spot breaks up the physical altercation.
  • ~1:20 – the young man suddenly leaps past the bald man at the men he was fighting with. BY ~1:35, he has seized the wrist of the grey-haired elderly man and again dialing on his phone.
  • ~2:00 – the young man yells at the bus driver to stop driving. There is more arguing after this. An elderly woman is soon involved who may be the elderly man’s wife.
  • ~3:45 – the young man yells at the bus driver to stop driving again, saying the police have not yet arrived.
  • ~4:00 – the young man kicks at the rear door of the bus.
  • ~4:10 – the young man grabs his bags with his free hand and attempts to pull the elderly man with him off the bus but eventually fails. Bystanders criticize him again for manhandling the elderly person. He indignantly asks if they saw how the elderly man had hit him.

Comments from NetEase:

江左闲人啊 [网易黑龙江省哈尔滨市网友]:

Once again resorting to violence!!
They have the strength to hit people, but not the strength to stand!!

呀哑吖呸 [网易广东省佛山市顺德区网友]:

I think the country needs to consider cancelling the elderly public bus card [that allows the elderly free rides]. Rather than providing cards for them to come out and cause trouble, it’d be better to give them to [financially] disadvantaged households!

呀哑吖呸 [网易广东省佛山市顺德区网友]:

Recommend canceling reserved seats for the elderly in all public transportation throughout the country, having everyone decide whether or not to give up their seats based on their own conscience and judgement of the actual situation, and changing [the elderly’s] misconception that seats must be given up for them!

网易广东省广州市网友 ip:61.140.*.*

Some old people have no character at all. Sometimes you’ll give up your seat for them and they won’t even say a word of thanks, as if it were expected. Young working people don’t have it easy. If you don’t have any pressing business, don’t come out in the early morning and hog up all the seats [referring to rush hour].

网易北京市海淀区网友 ip:221.222.*.*

The young person shouldn’t have been occupying the seat reserved for the elderly. but the elderly violated the law, and should be held legally responsible.

狂酷一生 [网易北京市网友]:

This bunch of “old people who refuse to die”!!!

网易广东省中山市网友 [先行水]:

Young people these days don’t have any fight in them.

呀哑吖呸 [网易广东省佛山市顺德区网友]: (responding to above)

Nonsense! So if you have the fight in you, then you’d dare hit [the elderly]?

天一的天天下第一的一 [网易陕西省西安市网友]:

Starting from noon today, NetEase’s news involving non-sensitive topics have “downvote” functionality. [NetEase recently added downvoting and a “featured comments” feature to its comments section.]

网易湖北省武汉市网友 ip:221.234.*.*:

The elderly person hit the young person, and the young restrained the elderly and called the police without becoming violent, but there is one phenomenon worth noting: over half of the people on the bus were siding with the elderly person, and there was even some people who came forward to criticize the young person for holding the elderly person and hindering the public bus’s operation (near the end)! Indifferent spectators, you people can not give a damn, can be numb and uncaring, but can you people not invert right and wrong? Have you people lost your most basic ability to discern who is right and wrong in this? Have morals/ethnics/values become so bad that it has come to this? Are you people unable to take a few minutes of your time for the environment you live in, to help the young man in calling the police and giving your testimony? The accomplices of evil, public nuisance is not lower than evil. Like the old saying, if you remain apathetic and invert right and wrong today, who will speak up for you when tomorrow an injustice happens to you tomorrow and you cry out for help?

Here let me recollect something that I personally experienced: 2011 summer, I was riding a public bus in Wuchang. The driver was a young guy. An elderly person (male) boarded, without swiping his card or depositing coins. The driver stopped the elderly person asking him to swipe his card. The elderly person immediately began to behave unreasonably, showing people a fake proof of his old age, which the driver saw through and pointed out. The elderly person rudely pointed at the driver and with a mouthful of crude Wuhan dialect said: “Who the hell do you think you are?!” The driver replied: “I’m nobody, but if you’re going to ride, you have to pay fare.” Then I looked at all the passengers’ reactions: the vast majority chose to be indifferent onlookers, one girl that looked like a college student deposited two kuai in coins for the old man, while another guy that looked like a college student gave up his seat for elderly person. The elderly person sat down, pleased with himself, praised the two college students, and then said some stuff about how different the driver was from those college students. It pained me to see everyone become stupid because of their rigid adherence to the “respect the elderly and love the young” dogma, losing their ability to think independently, discern right from wrong, and in their ignorance acted as an accomplice to evil. But at the time, I was just a freshman in college, and the past nine years of me being a student, enduring teachers that were like slave-owners and rigid dogma [education], had taught me to be an good, obedient slave who suffers in silence, doesn’t say “no”, and can only cowardly be bullied when encountering the unfair (this negatively affected my life for a long period of time after leaving school). Although I felt the driver was wronged and that the elderly person was a bastard, other than staying silent at the time, I didn’t dare do anything else.

After freeing myself from school and its brainwashing education, I slowly began to learn how to think independently, and sometimes, even when I am terrified in my heart, I will still bravely stand forward and say “no” to those who are shameless, without conscience, and are unethical/immoral.

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  • Haoran

    I don’t understand what they were saying, and yes I am a Chinese…

    • Honibaz

      Their accent is pretty strong. Usually if someone talks to me in Mandarin with an accent that is not from the Beijing/Tianjin/Hubei area (the Standard dialect), I find it quite hard to understand them.

      • Jahar

        Hubei area has the standard dialect? do you mean Hebei?

        • Honibaz

          Yes, sorry for the typo.

    • Markoff

      truth, strong Wuhan accent

  • Ken Morgan

    TBH I think Chinese culture has to stop the automatic respect for old people, just because they are old. It should be based on merit instead.

    The old men were VERY lucky he didn’t fight back, this is from London:

    • Jahar

      That was beautiful

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/DavidisDawei/videos DavidisDawei

      It is tough growing old.
      These guys think they “still got it”!
      until they get knocked on their arse.

      60 years old against 30 years old – 30 years age difference is a lot to make up for – unless you are Chuck Norris

      I know it it might not be a realistic expectation, but the bus driver could have resolved the entire situation by pulling to the curb and enforcing the rules.

      • Don’t Believe the Hype

        the bus driver was doing nothing, also known as enforcing the law Chinese style

        • must touch brain

          Enforcing the law aka doing nothing. That’s a good one.

      • Ryo Saeba

        That was all of 20 seconds. The bus driver probably had no idea what was happening because he was DRIVING THE BUS!

      • mr.wiener

        The problem with too many places, not just China, no one is willing take risk and do the right thing. A lack of manners is a problem certainly, but the blinkered attitude of society at large (when it comes to ignoring the abuses of others) is worse.

      • AbC

        You really expect anyone to stop and calmly listen and obey to what the bus driver has to say?
        I doubt the bus driver can enforce anything.
        Even in western countries, there is constant news of bus drivers being beaten for trying to kick off disorderly passengers.

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/DavidisDawei/videos DavidisDawei

          RE-READ what I wrote AbC

    • hehehehh

      beautifully executed, stupid old fuk did it first and he was even throwing fouls.

  • AbC

    Old people in China aren’t becoming bad. It’s simply bad people are becoming old.

    • must touch brain

      Mao’s aging Red Army. What would Lei Feng do?

      • SongYii

        nothing. he didnt do it.

        • must touch brain

          Ok, what would Jesus or Mao do?

  • Don’t Believe the Hype

    At least the old people don’t hide behind cell phones everytime something bad/uncomfortable happens. I can’t stand that (china or anywhere)

  • http://yoursexycousinrex.tumblr.com/ Your Sexy Cousin Rex

    The young man was lucky he wasn’t an intellectual in the 50s! He would’ve gotten something more fancier than a few slaps from these Red Guards!

    • Don’t Believe the Hype

      what makes you think he wasn’t a Red Guard himself?

      • dgosh343

        Um… In a previous life?

        • Don’t Believe the Hype

          if he is 80ish. he could have been born in 1930, then again i’m bad at guessing old ppls age

          • Guest

            what? their comment was implying that the old people attacking him were probably former red guards, not that the young man was.. and that if the young man had been a intellectual in the 50s he would have gotten much worse treatment from those people.

    • Irvin

      lol yeah, most of these “people that turned old” didn’t really earn our respect, I mean…..what have they really done for the country that made it better when they were young? nothing.

  • JayJay

    It is sad that the young man won’t give up his seat for an elderly. But it is sadder that the elderly had to resort to violence to achieve his goal. What a society.

    • Irvin

      It is not sad, I make it a point to never give seats to the old. They don’t even pay for public transportation and unlike the young who have to work they don’t NEED to go out.

      • SonofSpermcube

        Stop uglying up my view, grandma! Where’s your granddaughters?

      • Dave Park

        It’s courtesy and good manners to give up your seat to the elderly.

        I think of my own grandma who has raised me all my life while both my parents were working. How would I feel if she was standing on the bus or train just because some young punk wouldn’t give up his/her seat?

        • Irvin

          “how would I feel if she was standing on the bus”?
          Then get her a taxi and not add to the rush hour congestion.

        • Markoff

          Wow, what a horrible parents outsourcing their parenting to grandparents, I feel disgusted. Hope you will follow their example and also get rid off your children to your parents and then will be surprised why your own child doesn’t give shit about you, but hey wait 20 more years and you will have your chance with your grandchildren unless your child will change this retarted circle of China style parenting.

        • Fracist

          Fuck that. Your grandmother deserves respect because she’s your family you’re missing the point. Older strangers want just as much of respect as if they are family. I’m sick of elderly people feeling entitled. They should demand respect because they are good people, worked/work hard not because they are older. Older does not always equal being wise. I am tired of society especially Asians thinking being older equals being more wise. When you feel entitled like a lot of them do then you are not wise.

          My paternal grandmother always says the stupidest shit even racist shit about my Vietnamese and Japanese friend always and said something stupid before about my girlfriend who is Black and my friend who is Hispanic. You’re Korean you know how some of how our grandparents are. Everyone is afraid to say something to her but I am not. I love her but she knows I’ll tell her when she is wrong. She’s not untouchable.

        • happygal74

          You’re Korean..can understand where you’re coming from. Agree, the young ones should give up their seat to the elderly. Sadly, this is not always the case in most countries (at least not in my country) the society has lost touch with the basic moral and thoughtfulness for each other.

  • Amused

    Sad that old people have to put him in his place and no young people stepped up. Even sadder that the shame of sitting while a old person stood didn’t make him get up anyway. I rode the bus a lot when I first got to China and I’ve seen both the guys with respect for the natural order of things and the ones who looked out the window to avoid eye contact with old people, women and children stand while they sat.

    • Don’t Believe the Hype

      meanwhile chinese netizens cry for more social justice for young people. The rise of the princeling children continues.

      • Amused

        Respect for others, including ones elders is the mark of a good upbringing. Not how well you do on the tests they jam down kids necks here.

        • Ken Morgan

          Deserved and earned respect for elders is a mark of good upbringing. Blind unconditional respect just because you are older IS stupidity. My aunt for instance, she has worked a total of 1 day in her life and she didn’t even finish that single day. Yet somehow she deserves more respect than somebody like myself who has worked for decades and has considerably more education and qualifications than her.

          Give me respekt! um why?

          • Lwcasu

            Exact same here. My aunt worked that 1 day too, yet the same.

          • David

            Hmmm maybe you have the same lazy aunt? lol

          • SongYii

            Ants, however, work very hard. Bwah!

          • Amused

            Sounds like your aunt had a poor upbringing… You gotta give people the benefit of the doubt unless you know them tho. Good manners with the high ground and all.

          • SongYii

            thats exactly right… people do not deserve special respect for the sole accomplishment of having a pulse longer than others. ding!

          • Toasty

            Spot on sir! And many of the Chinese elderly have learnt that they should have unconditional respect, and have learnt to abuse it.

          • twelveways

            So before giving up our seat we should ask for a resume? Should we check references as well?

          • Irvin

            Exactly right sir, if china had a better history I would gladly give my seat. But what had the previous generation really did for our country?

            Famine? red guard? cultural revolution? And to this day still censoring information. They will have my respect when they earn it, not just because they get old.

    • Irvin

      Giving your seat is a choice, not an obligation. It was always a first come first serve situation. If you’re old and you can’t stand, then take a taxi, or better yet stay home.

      Young people unlike the old have to work and make a living, it pains me to see old people getting free pass on public transportation while contributing to the congestion and the young still have to give them seat.

      This is bullshit in its highest degree, if you are not prepared to stand, weather you’re old or pregnant, TAKE A FUCKING TAXI!

      • Amused

        Yeah, old people should just die to make your life convenient. Then the children can die too, because they can’t work either. Ooooh, and then the women should die too because they just can’t do a man’s work and they’re in the way. Then you can ride on a bus and play with your phone in peace.

        • Irvin

          You’re blowing things out of proportion due to your own sentiments regarding old people. If you had lived in china as a chinese in the working world for a few years while taking public transportation, you’ll understand why people resent them.

          • Amused

            I rode the bus in China every day for almost 2 years. The old people and the kids weren’t any more problem than anyone else. The real inconveniences were the general disuse of soap and toothpaste amongst many of my fellow passengers, and the occasional super-packed rush hour bus. None of which are enough to make me lose the manners my grandparents taught me.

          • Irvin

            Then your motive for giving your seat is based on selfish reasons no different from the people that refused to give seats.

            You just cared more about your self image and early indoctrination than fatigue, that’s all.

          • Amused

            Yeah that’s me. What a dick I am, having high standards like “common courtesy” and all. Next I’ll exhibit weird behavior like NOT shitting, spitting or screaming at the top of my lungs in public. Surely I can’t expect people to rise to those levels of civilization!!! My god, I’m a narcissistic and totally “indoctrinated” monster! Hell, that kind of man probably expects people to hold open doors for women *gasp*!

      • SongYii

        why dont you TAKE A FUCKING TAXI, dickface?

        • Irvin

          for taking seats from old people like yourself.

          • SongYii

            Looks like the moderators are also dickfaces.

          • Irvin

            I’m guessing anyone who’s opinion differ from your own is a “dickface” to you. Which ironically, is kind of a dickface sentiment.

            Congrats and welcome to the club.

          • SongYii

            nope, just mean spirited comments saying ‘stay the fuck out of my way if you are less physically capable than me’ and those who stand up for those comments.

      • Jahar

        Those seats are made for the elderly, pregnant, and, handicapped and ill(shouldn’t be on the bus ill, but still). It’s absolutely an obligation.

        • Irvin

          People always live how other people tells them to and I’m no different, but not in this particular situation.

        • mr.wiener

          ..an expectation perhaps [but TIC!!] , but not legislated or enforced as a law.

          • Jahar

            right, but still an obligation. Obligation doesn’t have to be written into law to be so.

          • Rick in China

            I don’t know whether it’s a private company in China or not – but the bus company should have the right to make their own rules. Any public transportation I’ve been on shows signs saying xxx seats for (list of types of priority passengers). While not ‘criminal’ to break that rule, if you don’t adhere to the company’s rules, they would have the right to deny you service (ie. kick you off the bus), no?

          • Markoff

            private public bus company in China? hardly with all those subsidize they receive

            as for Australia or any other country, they can’t really enforce their own rules, they are not above law, if you paid for service you will get your service – paid seat, I can’t imagine how could anyone enforce giving seat written in some internal policy, it’s not like you re stealing and didn’t paid for your seat, I guess only thing they can do is ask you to leave the bus and return you your fee if they want you to give your seat to elderly, any court would dismiss any other scenario, LAW is above some stupid company rules, you paid for service you deserve it, those conditions of service don’t seem reasonable that when there is seat you should be standing because of another passenger which is probably paying less than you anyay

          • Rick in China

            Um, no, simply no.

            1) Companies are allowed to enforce their own internal rules as long as they are not in OPPOSITION to the law. What that means is, if I decide to deny you from boarding the bus because we do not allow people without shoes on the bus, that’s a rule I can create and enforce. It’s not against the law – therefor it becomes my decision to allow or refuse service to people who fail to meet my criteria. If it were racial, sexual, etc discrimination however, then it would be against the law. Get it?
            2) The law IS “above” some stupid company rules. However, the law does not state you are guaranteed the right to any company’s service if you fail to abide by their policies (as long as those policies are set within the law itself). Therefor, company sets a policy, you abide by it – if you fail to and fail to remove yourself from their property or premises – YOU are now breaching the law. That is a fact. People are arrested in these type of scenarios all the time.
            3) “You paid for a service you deserve it” – no, um. You paid to board the bus. You are told, explicitly, “the seats coloured red at the front of the bus are reserved for specific passengers, you can sit there if they’re free but must give up the seat if those passengers show up and request it.” — because it’s written on every bus. If you fail to abide by those rules, you’re now in breach of the company’s regulations, and can be removed, legally, because that’s *within the law* – they’re not saying “you have to move because you’re Chinese” – which again, would be *against the law*. There’s a difference.
            4) I’d like you to take your dimwitted scenario, and apply it to a restaurant. Go to a restaurant that is booked up on a Friday night with your boyfriend or whatever, and go to a reserved table without talking to the hostess. Sit down, demand to order food. You are a paying customer and demand service, afterall..they need to serve you! They can’t hold that reservation, that’s bullshit! The person who reserved it probably isn’t going to get the expensive wine like you are, anyways..so fuck ‘em! You’re helping their business! LAW says you deserve service, so, do it! Go go go!

        • Markoff

          it’s not obligation, it’s just called good manners, nobody can actually enforce it

          • Jahar

            Obligations don’t have to enforceable. Laws, and legal obligations are. You are obligated to help your family, are you not? no one can enforce that either(in most countries anyway). You guys are misusing the word.

          • Jahar

            You’re killing me. No one can enforce any obligation. Laws and rules are enforced.

      • redgirls

        I have chronic stable angina but i am a relatively young 41 year old. On the buss once with my young daughter, I had a particularly bad attack I took my nitrolingual spray but it was not helping and i could not speak to ask for help or comfort my daughter an elderly couple noticed i was in distress gave me their seat and distracted my daughter till i was well enough to speak again and seen me and my daughter safely off the buss. I could not give a rats ass how long they had ever worked in their life or how bloody nice their home was rich or poor in wealth they were heros to me that day

    • Markoff

      maybe these people have already their own experiences with old people, you give up seat for them and they will seat there their spoiled grandchild or even better you travel for 20 more stops, you give up your seat for some old guy travelling 1-2 stops?

  • lacompacida

    And Chinese is a peaceful people and respect for the old is an _ancient_ Chinese cultural heritage.

    • Jahar

      Harmonious society at it’s harmonious-est.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/DavidisDawei/videos DavidisDawei

    “Some old people have no character at all.
    Sometimes you’ll give up your seat for them and they won’t even say a word of
    thanks, as if it were expected. If you don’t have any pressing business, don’t come out in the early morning and hog up all the seats [referring to rush hour].”
    Comment from above….

    13:40 is rush hour?

    There is a reason those seats are reserved/designated “Yellow”.
    It IS Expected Dummy!!
    Since you have no empathy, You’ll understand some day, when you are old (IF you make it)

    This is a common theme in our world today…
    Person ignores the rules/inconveniences someone else.
    Is called out on it.
    Instead of diffusing the situation and crying out “mea culpa”,
    They turn indignant and it blows up into an incident that could have long term consequences.

    • Jahar

      It’s ridiculous all around. “This is China….”

    • SongYii

      Should say thank you even for expected things.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/DavidisDawei/videos DavidisDawei

    When I saw the phone being pulled out, I thought the younger guy was calling his friends to come down and rumble with the older guy(s) on the bus…
    Are you sure he was calling the police and not trying to Pull the old guy off the bus and gang up on him with his friends?

  • Jahar

    It help that it’s the standard Wuhan conversational method of yelling. This is the best way to keep things calm and sensible.

    • Ryo Saeba

      Don’t forget the mandatory finger pointing.

  • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

    You are going to show respect to the elderly or they’ll beat the respect into you!

  • Ryo Saeba

    Ya know, I do understand mandarin quite well and I can understand a few dialects such as SiChuan. But these guys, I couldn’t understand a single word they were saying.

  • xiaode

    阿啊啊。。 中国。。。 怎么多河蟹。。

  • SongYii

    well, everyones got their opinion on bus seating, so heres mine:

    1. in general, i have no problem standing for old people. just do it. who cares?

    2. i think of them as stupid animals when they dont even acknowledge you got up for them. i dont need anyone to kiss my ass or give me praises. a nod or the slightest smile would be better than grumpy face most of them wear.

    3. elderly in general are the most obnoxious bus riders in china. they sit several seats away from each other on mostly empty buses and shout their conversations at each other. so my sympathy for them only runs so deep. but happily, this phenomenon is relegated to pre-1130am.

    4. i see no reason to vacate a seat for any child old enough not to be carried. i really goddamn fucking hate these stupid assholes who sit children in adult sized seats AND stand up when the bus is already crowded. if you are holding a child, sit in the seat and put the child in your lap. if the child is too big for your lap, he/she can stand like everyone else.

    5. i am baffled when the bus is completely packed at the front, people are shoehorning themselves in just to get space on the steps, while there is wide open space around the area of the backdoor, and no one will move back to fill that space. really, what the fuck is wrong with their brains?

    • Rick in China

      Agree with most of the points. The bottom line for me is, it’s a fuckin’ bus or train seat – even if 9 of the 10 people who you offer it up to are pieces of shit, doing something nice for the 1 person who needs it is sufficient enough for me to be like, yeah, i’ll make that my normal policy – because I don’t really care about sitting so much that I’ll be an ass to keep a seat. In fact, on a subway ride, I’ll _never_ sit, even if there are open seats..I see how people scramble for seats, I rather not encounter any scramblers, I feel I have more control of the area when standing, I suppose.

      Maybe it’s because I don’t ride public transportation much…when I do, in Chengdu, I often get pissed off, just watching shit that happens – you’ve mentioned some points around it — it’s almost like a gathering place for the more uncouth idiots to move from A to B. Actually that’s not entirely fair – almost all of the times I’ve ridden public transportation it has been eventless completely…..and I seem to get angry when I drive here because some people who *DRIVE* are fucking idiots who need a smack very often also…ratio wise, I guess it’s an incredibly small proportion, just the quantity of people means that pretty much if you’re trying to get somewhere you’re going to encounter fucktards and get some anger/public-transport rage.

      • SongYii

        Yep, I’m usually a seat giver upper too. I also don’t spend much time sitting on subways either…. its much more tolerable to stand on the subway than buses. The constant start and stop of the buses, and how utterly horrible some city bus drivers are, is what makes it uncomfortable to stand (and necessary to vacate for people who have trouble standing.) The subway is much more predictable.

  • Ralph Wiggim

    haha 5000 years later and the mind meld still doesn’t overcome being a savage

  • Toasty

    Recommend canceling reserved seats for the elderly in all public transportation throughout the country, having everyone decide whether or not to give up their seats based on their own conscience and judgement of the actual situation, and changing [the elderly’s] misconception that seats must be given up for them!

    Couldn’t agree more. Every situation needs to be judged on the circumstances. But the majority of people who expect to be given a seat don’t need it. If your able to sprint on, pushing people out of the way, to get a seat. Them you are also able to stand for the few stops you are going.

    • Markoff

      exactly, old people usually don’t travel that far, once you give up your seat you will not see it again, no matter that you are travelling for one hour unlike them

  • Xman2014

    Both Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese are extremely rude people. They have no manners whatsoever, and all they care about is money. They have no compassion or humanity, all they have is just urge to make more money. They abuse anyone who they consider as subhumans, like the Filipino/Indonesian domestic workers. And they think anyone who is not Chinese, as inferior. Many Chinese don’t wash and may stink, but some of them have the audacity to call the Filipino domestic workers as “filthy”.

    Must watch videos here

    • happygal74

      Many chinese don’t wash and stink ?? You should come to Singapore, We brush and wash our teeth and body daily and many often is at least twice a day…hahaha

  • twelveways

    Scum gets ass handed to him by a pensioner. Sounds good to me.

    I gave up my seat on the subway the other day for an old woman only to have some 20 something slip by and steal it. It really annoys me.

    • AbC

      There’s no such thing as ‘pensioners’ in China since they don’t receive any pension.

      • Markoff

        they receive, average pension for whole China is 80RMB

    • Kai

      Did you confront the person and say you were giving it up for the old lady? It’s (even very) possible they didn’t notice the old lady and your intentions, and it’s a pretty riskless confrontation if you handle it in a friendly “oh hey” manner. It’s only when they ignore you and it becomes certain that they’re an assbag that you might want to escalate it into a criticism.

      I’ve experienced similar things on the subway before when people come in and are eager to grab a seat for their ride, especially during rush hour and its packed. The vast majority of the time, the “stealer” seemed genuinely oblivious to there having been an elderly or pregnant person nearby that I was intending to give my seat up for, and genuinely apologetic/embarrassed for the mistake, immediately giving the seat up for the intended recipient.

  • Observer

    I see it maybe from a longer point of view than just the incident that happened. Many dislike the the way the elderly behave and demand as much as they dislike the arrogance of younger able bodied people taking a seat. How about just making this a part of common courtesy, not for the elderly person getting the seat but for your own self respect, no matter how it is accepted by the elderly. If it is done with graciousness, courtesy and a smile you have been nothing but civilised, how they accept it is a reflection on how courteous they are, not you. Set an example and make your actions speak louder than words. Someone has to take the lead, not constantly finding someone to blame. It may take a while to change the mindset of a few people, elderly and young but join in making this a standard behavior of a civilised nation, not something to sqabble over in chatrooms.

  • Observer

    Just another thought, what is sadder, the fighting that goes on over bus seating or the fact that they had to assign different coloured seats to hopefully stop people who are likely to be infirm on their legs from falling over on moving transport and the incidents that would happen from that? Of course some people will abuse it and not everyone is polite about it but that is more their problem than yours, If that is what gives them their buzz for the day they must have pitiful existences.

  • 日暮かごめ

    Never have I seen a brawl on the city bus where I am in America. Plus, take the city bus to college everyday. One thing is that this bus is full and you would see elderly people standing, when I look at around youngers are sitting in the front seats for them.

    Then when I go on another bus to take to college, not a lot at first but every few stops brings like 5 – 10 people on and when the bus is getting packed and old people standing especially when they have canes and a walker, I am happy to call them over to take my seat even if its 30 mins left until I reach school.

    I think the bus driver shall talk up and tell someone they will need to get up for this elderly person, cane or not, not every elderly person is physically fit to stand up during a moving bus

  • Markoff

    China:
    1. disgusting cultural evolution generation killing and beating teachers got old, can’t wait until these bastards will die finally, 90’s children generation is much better than those “old wise” men, when I see someone behaving like moron it’s mostly someone after 50 or more, almost never someone under 30

    2. passengers NOT paying any tickets are asking passenger PAYING to give up his seat

    3. as usual Chinese idea of fair fight – 1 boy vs group of 3-5 people holding and attacking him

  • mike921

    Oh yea, the great Chinese culture, respect for the elderly, parents, etc. Blah, blah, blah….. Of course, the ‘Party’ scumbags will blame the West for their parental failings…

  • Jahar

    OR. did you miss the OR? as for Legal obligations, I already commented on that. moral obligations are not legally enforceable. Duty is not legally enforceable, nor are commitments….

  • don mario

    this is a fucking shameful sight.

    regardless of if they are rude or not, they are OLD. you should give them your seat. this fat shit who wants to have a rest and get fatter playing on his iphone is more important than old people with fragile weak bones? give me a break. not to mention he was already sitting in a seat that is allocated for old people. there is nothing to argue here, he was sitting in a seat he should of not been in! he should of been ashamed of himself. but no, he calls the police.. a guy with no balls whatsoever.

    he is lucky he only got away with a few light old person 1inch punches. he deserved to be weighed in. and then at the end he wants to try to yank them off the bus? what the actual fuck. and most people are siding with this spoilt brat? that makes me sick.

  • Fracist

    His grandmother does deserve respect but you are right too.

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