Another rule of the ride

Bus Nerd encountered this lopsided seat on his ride to work yesterday:

A broken seat on the 48

He didn’t notice it was broken until he tried sitting in it and instead almost found himself lying in aisle. For the rest of the ride (from a safer location), he watched as person after person attempted to sit in the broken chair. Each time was the same: a brief moment of surprise, a struggle to remain upright, and then a sheepish, red-faced dash toward the remaining empty seats in the back. (A side note: The man sitting on the stable side of this hazard chose not to warn any of his would-be neighbors about the danger they faced.)

Lesson: If you see a wide-open seat on a crowded bus, approach with caution.