Two wrongs don't make a right

It was a case of two wrongs do not make a right in one party not giving up his seat on the train, and another shaming him on social media for it ("I was unwell, says commuter in seat spat"; Oct 31).

Like most people, I would be annoyed at someone who fails to offer his seat to those who need it most, but things could go awry if the matter were indiscreetly dealt with.

As a senior citizen, when I travel by bus or train, it is not uncommon for someone younger to offer me a seat.

There have been occasions when I was deprived of a seat, but I have never taken it to heart, as there must be valid reasons for people remaining seated, with me standing in front of them.

It is also a privilege, and not a right, to get that "special" treatment when travelling on public transport.

There are bound to be instances of commuters failing to give up their seats, and others being annoyed at such a nonchalant attitude.

However, if every commuter can take it in their stride, going by bus or train can be a more gracious journey.

Jeffrey Law Lee Beng