A pregnant woman on a London bus had to deal with a seat "hog."
Expectant mum Brydie Lee-Kenned is an Australian TV writer, who lives in London, and she is now nearing her term on her first pregnancy.
The bus was full, but there was one free seat, on which a fellow commuter had parked his man-purse clutched in his hand.
Brydie remonstrated with him, but the disgruntled man refused to remove his bag so the 8-month-pregnant woman could sit down.
"I wonder what it’s like to live somewhere with a less Hunger Games spirit on public transport."
Brydie Lee-Kenned, Twitter, September 4, 2018.
It is a common courtesy all over the world to offer a heavily pregnant woman a seat, and many a gentleman has risen to give up his own to a pregnant mom.
Not Brydie's fellow passenger. He not only didn't get up for her, but he hogged the seat next to him for his bag.
When Brydie realized the man was not amenable to persuasion and was unlikely to feel compelled by his conscience, she took action,
She simply sat down...on top of the man's bad and bag, which he then removed from the seat immediately.
Brydie shared the experience on Twitter, writing: 'Well it finally happened in my 8th month of pregnancy."
"I just sat on a man's hand and bag when he wouldn't move them off the last spare seat on the bus. We're now sharing a very quiet ride.'
Her story touched many pregnant women who have gone through similar experiences, and she has garnered over 17,000 'likes.'
Brydie compared the man's attitude to the "Hunger Ganes."
The "Hunger Games" are a set of sci-fi novels by Suzanne Collins, turned into a film trilogy, about a dystopic world where it's every man -and women - for his or herself.
A new study from the Netherlands indicates that standing and working for long hours during pregnancy may slow the baby's growth.
Women who stood for long periods at work during pregnancy had babies whose heads were, on average, 1 centimeter smaller in circumference than that of other babies.
Babies of women who worked more than 25 hours a week during pregnancy weighed five to seven ounces less on average than babies born to women who worked less than 25 hours a week.
Researchers claim that these alterations to the babies' growth were present from the third trimester onwards.
In a related story, Ambar Pacheco, a policewoman from the North Miami Beach Police has been arrested for kicking an 8-month-pregnant woman in the stomach, triggering labor.