Everyone knows that railway staff aren’t always the friendliest, but you do get the odd one who really is a tw*t. Unlucky for South West Train passengers it seems they’ve got the worst, who is telling ‘fat’ passengers to stand up to make room for slimmer ones. Surely it’d make more sense the other way round?
Offended passengers have recalled the rude staff members say:
We are going to be like sardines on this train, so can I ask that only slim people sit on the three seaters. If you are fat then it is simply not going to work.Advertisement
They’ve clearly got a chip on their shoulder there’s no need to go around offending people, especially where the logic is useless. One commuter spoke of their disgust:
I am not necessarily a big person, but most people are larger than those seats anyway. It’s pretty disgusting. I would get fired if I said that at my work
South West Trains have since issued an apology and added:
All passengers are welcome on board our trains and we would find it unacceptable if that comment had been made by one of our employees.
I hope they have sacked them.