THE EDITOR, Sir:
When did Jamaican society become so cold and insensitive? As a regular commuter, one would observe the special markings beside the first sets of seats going on to any of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company buses indicating that they were reserved for the elderly and the disabled/handicapped. (This would, by extension, include the pregnant and ill). Too often we see these seats being occupied by the able-bodied, while the designated users are left to travel in discomfort.
It's all good and well when there is no one there to occupy these seats, but when these commuters get on the bus, for the love of God and all things pure, we beseech these persons to vacate the seats and give them up to them.
I have heard of tales of even pregnant women having to stand and being pushed aside to accommodate these rowdy passengers. Gone are the days of sensitivity and respect for one another.
Each time I am on these buses and witness these behaviours, I can't help but shake my head.