A Twitter user who goes by the name of da_drought_3, or just Isabel, uploaded a couple of photos and a video of a funny incident she witnessed in a Manhattan-bound train.
The first photo portrayed a boy, who was probably 10 or 11 years old, placing his legs on the seat blocking at least one spot so that nobody could sit next to him. The second photo, however, displayed a man on top of the boy’s legs to show him a lesson.
As soon as he did so, the child’s reacted in a very funny way, but the person who was with him, who it is still unknown whether she was his mother or not, didn’t do anything. It wasn’t until they missed their stop that the lady reacted in a very rude way.
One of the most impressive yet annoying aspects of it was that the “kidspreader,” how he was labeled, seemed like he didn’t care about the fact that other people were standing just because he wouldn’t sit properly.
When the story went viral, the NY Post contacted and interviewed Isabel, who revealed that the kid was too busy with his phone for moving his legs away and sitting how it is supposed.
She pointed out that when he and the woman next to him left the train, he cursed several times and stormed off, proving that his manners were very poor.
While uncommon, the unidentified man who sat on the boy’s legs is not the only individual who has taken a “drastic” action to make people behave properly while in trains or subways.
Two Russian women took to YouTube to share how they handled the situation of people manspreading. Using bleach to make sure that their pants get a stain, they approached the passengers and poured it on their crotches as a way to protest.
“This is my new video manifesto, dedicated to the problem of manspreading. Men demonstrating their alpha-manhood in the subway with women and children around deserve contempt. If you publicly show what kind of macho you are, we will publicly cool you off!” explained one of the ladies.
Another person took it to the next level as they placed three crabs on three different seats at a Toronto Transit Commission wagon. That situation didn’t escalate, thankfully, and people took things lightly.