Now I don't want anyone to think that I am prejudiced against big or fat people. Of course I'm not. I've been pretty fat myself on occasions. We all come in different shapes and sizes.
It's just that I always seem to get the fattest person on the bus sitting next to me. It's almost as if I have a sign on my head saying "Sit next to me...I don't mind being squashed".
My journey on the Bodrum to Milas bus today left me battered and bruised because an enormous lady chose to sit next to me. There is room for two people, but she not only took up her seat but half of my space too, leaving me with half a seat, and squashed up against the window, hardly able to draw breath...for 50 minutes! As if that wasn't bad enough, she spent the entire journey rummaging in her handbag which meant that I was repeatedly jabbed in my shoulder by her elbow.
So I'm actually serious when I say that people taking up more than one seat on a bus should pay more.....and those of us taking up half a seat should either pay less...or at least be able to claim for injuries sustained.
Oh...and the seat was immediately behind the driver who had a rotten stinking cold...coughing, sneezing and spluttering his germs all the way there. So no doubt I'll get a cold to go with the bruises.
Not one of my best bus trips.