Once upon a sunny day, in my daily life as a passenger of LRT (Light Rail Transit). I came across two pairs of mother and son, both at age 6 or 7. They were sitting on my left side and the other pair on my right.
Usually if a passenger accompany a child, they were supposed to sit on a designated area for passengers with children, PWD (Person with disability), senior citizens and pregnant women.
But both mothers chose to stay on a regular seat.
As the train starts to leave from the first station, I overheard the mothers talking to their sons.
The mother on my left was whispering to her son saying, “Go to sleep”. But the child said, “I’m not sleepy”. Then the mother said, “just pretend you’re sleeping so that no one will require you to stand up. This is why I chose to stay here instead of the designated area where we should be.”
Meanwhile on the other side.
The boy on my right side was talking to her mother saying, “Mom, why do we sit here instead of the area where we should be?”… Because there will be more passengers deserved to be seated there instead of us” replied by the mother.