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Some Passengers May Not Want A Seatmate
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If you will soon be traveling by bus or plane, be advised that some passengers may not want you to sit with them. They do not mean to be rude, and it is nothing against you. People do have valid reasons for wanting to spend time alone when they are traveling.

One reason may be because they are planning a presentation, for example. They may not be able to concentrate on their work if they feel like they have to carry on a conversation with you. They are likely worried. They might be looking at their watch, thinking of how little time they have to prepare, and worrying that the butterflies in their stomach will get in the way. They want to do well on their presentation. They want to appear confident, rather than nervous. They dream of giving the kind of speech that people remember long after it is over--one that will get them booked for more speaking gigs. If they sit alone, they can work out the rough spots and give a speech that gets the results that they are after.

Another reason why people may not want anyone sitting with them when they travel is because they want to sleep, and they do not want to be rude. If you ride a bus in early December or early May, for example, you may be riding with several college students who have just finished their final exams. They are now very tired, having spent many hours studying in order to get a good grade on their tests. If they sit alone, they can get the sleep they need.

A third reason why a person may not want anyone sitting with him when he travels is if he is going to or coming from a funeral. He is still grieving, and he needs time alone in order to cope with his loss.

Other times, however, passengers welcome a seatmate. They are glad to have someone to talk to, because it makes the time pass faster. A trip that takes several hours can pass very quickly if two people are talking. They may talk about their family, their jobs, where they live, and what they do for fun, for example. Then, the next thing they know, they have arrived at their destination. They say their goodbyes and then go on their way.

If you will be traveling in the near future, I wish you a safe, pleasant, and peaceful trip.


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I am one who wants all the room I can get for sure!

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