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Priority seat: for people who are disabled, pregnant, less able to stand, and The Pope

The new Pope Francis is known for using public transport.

Perhaps out of courtesy to the pontiff it’s time to update the signs?

Priority seat - for people who are disabled, pregnant or less able to stand, and The Pope.

(Sources: pic, font)

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

6 replies on “Priority seat: for people who are disabled, pregnant, less able to stand, and The Pope”

Ha ha! I recall the queen catching a Melbourne tram a couple of years ago. That’s setting a good example.

Love it!

On another note, I must say when I was pregnant, I rarely got offered a seat. Often the person sitting in the priority seat was either asleep (or pretending to be!) or engrossed in their phone. I always felt awkward asking for a seat but at the same time I was scared about falling or being squashed. I dreaded the train ride the whole 9 months!

Since Pope Francis initially pursued a different career, and he didn’t become a priest until he was 33, what evidence do you have for the assertion that he is a virgin ?

That graphic is quite different to the one I am used to, in which the person on a stick looks like hominid ancestor, or crooked henchman.

Reminds me of riding the bus in Colombo a few years back and the signs over the front few seats in three languages ‘reserved for the elderly’, ‘reserved for pregnant women’ and … ‘reserved for clergy’!

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