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Give that big pregnant woman a seat

A few years ago I flew home to see my mom (she was too sick to come see me) I was pregnant and HUGE. I was getting close to having my son and this was the last opportunity for me to fly.
After my visit I arrived back at LAX and took a large shuttle bus to the valley where I would be picked up. I got on the bus and there were no seats so I grabbed a pole and assumed I’d just stand for the half hour ride. As the bus started going the bus driver got on his microphone and said excuse me there is a very pregnant lady who is standing and I think someone should give up their seat to her. Everyone turned and stared. I was so uncomfortable by the stares. No one got up. I told the driver I’m fine not to worry. The drivers said on the microphone, no you aren’t standing for a half hour as big as you are. He told the bus passengers to please give up a seat and let this very pregnant woman sit down. No one moved. I told the driver to please not worry about me I’m fine! I guess it was a matter of principle at this point because the driver announced to the bus he was pulling over to the side of the road and would not drive any further until someone gave me a seat. He started pulling to the curb. (He seemed like he was channeling my father on our summer vacations, I will pull over if you guys don’t stop fighting back there) I begged him to continue driving I was fine! After the driver stopped the bus a young guy got up and gave me his seat. That was the longest bus ride ever.