A WOMAN on the train is just not pregnant enough to oblige fellow passengers to offer her a seat, it has emerged.
The woman’s small but visible baby bump failed to impress the other occupants on the commuter train to Reading, who pointedly remained seated when she got on.
Stephen Malley, from Barnes, said: “I’m all in favour of giving up my seat to those who need it, but I reckon she was barely out of the first trimester.
“Come back when your water’s about to break, love, and then I might move. Anything else is just selfish.”
Carolyn Ryan, a civil servant, said: “If she was wearing one of those special dresses that screams ‘I’m about to drop one’, then I might have considered it. But she’s barely fatter than me, so she’ll just have to tough it out.”
Julian Cook added: “If she’s simply over-fond of pudding, then by standing up I would be rewarding her incontinent cravings.”
According to witnesses, all passengers assiduously avoided making eye contact with the pregnant woman until she finally got off at North Sheen, allowing them to relax and enjoy the rest of their journeys.