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Others’ bum heat on PT seats. Good, or bad?

Tackling the big issues today…

Bentleigh station in the fog

Two different winter PT philosophies:

That awkward moment when you sit on a seat that someone just got off and you feel their left-over bum heat on your bum
Mo on Twitter

…compared to…

Two people got off the train at Clifton Hill so I grabbed their seats… Benefit = Warm Seat… #win #mondayitis

Matt on Twitter

I think I’m with Mo. It feels a little uncomfortable. Which is not to say I’d avoid taking a seat because of it.

What do you think?

(Yes, I’ve been — to coin a phrase — sitting on this draft post for a while now. About three years, it appears. Yikes.)

On a more serious matter, PT Not Traffic has a survey running… Only a few questions; it’s aimed primarily at the Bentleigh state electorate to start with, but will spread elsewhere soon. Check it out here.

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 “Others’ bum heat on PT seats. Good, or bad?”

There’s a word for that, from The Meaning Of Liff:

The vague uncomfortable feeling you get when sitting on a seat which is still warm from somebody else’s bottom

It would be nice to have a warm seat when the weather is otherwise cold.

Better than a freezing cold seat when it is a cold day.

Yes, well in some countries heated public dunny seats are the norm!.. kinda takes a bit of getting used to.

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