An interesting moment on the bus home tonight. A healthy male adult in his 40's, said to a school boy "Excuse me school boy, I would like a seat" and effectively made him stand up so he could sit. It has been a million years since I have encountered this. I remember as a school boy the bus used to have signs which read "School children must not remain seated while adults are standing". I had assumed that now that we live in a time where age discrimination is not ok, that this did not occur. I actually found it quite offensive. While I believe in manners and would always stand up myself as an adult for either an elderly person, or a pregnant woman, I don't believe this is an automatic right for any adult that they can require a child to stand. Why is a healthy adult any more deserving of a seat than a child? Thoughts???