By briscoe - 29/09/2015 02:48 - United States - Minneapolis
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sucks even more you probably didn't have time to explain, but on the bright side you won't see any of those people again!
What type of old crazy self centered hags inhabit Minnesota? You were just trying to leave. Plus,who just randomly turns in their seat like that?
#3, while, yes, this sucks for OP, you have absolutely no idea what was going on in that woman's mind. This is a random woman OP met on a train, and clearly had a bad interaction with. I work with the elderly and for some people, past a certain age your mind isn't simply there. They can say one thing one minute and forget they said it the next. Until you know the person and the situation you should probably refrain from calling someone a "old crazy self centered hag". As someone who works with clients with Alzheimer's, dementia, Parkinson's, etc., your comment is offensive. You're entitled to your opinion but it holds no validity since you were not present nor do you know this woman's condition/state of mind.
The only scenario I can think of where something like this would happen is if the old lady is a very old fashioned, judgemental woman. Where maybe OP doesn't quite look the way she feels is "normal". Maybe she has messy hair, messy clothes, or possibly she is of different color and the old lady is racist. The old lady only sat next to her because there is no other seat, and wanted nothing to do with her. Once OP talked to her, she ignored what she said and turned away. Then when OP brushed by and even just slightly touched her, she freaked out.
I think public transportation has a way of bringing out people's rude sides. You're all crammed together, most people are in a hurry, there's always a stink of some kind, not to mention the weird people. It's worse if you've had a bad day. Buses, trains, airplanes—there's just something about being trapped with strangers that can bring out the worst in people.