Pregnant Woman Asked to Show Proof of Pregnancy Over Tube Seat Row
A pregnant woman said she was left feeling embarrassed over a seating row on a busy London tube.
Raayan Zafar, 32, said when she showed her "baby on board" badge the man in his 40s asked her "where is the baby?"
The mother-of-one, from Tooting, south London, told the Evening Standard the incident happened after she requested a man give her his priority seat.
Raayan was wearing a ‘Baby on Board’ badge. The badge was introduced almost ten years ago as a means to avoid awkward confrontation in busy situations.
“The man sitting there was a gentleman and gave me his seat, but then a lady who was already standing in front of him tried to take the seat, so I made her notice me by saying ‘excuse me’.
That lady realised I was going for the seat, but the person sitting beside it started arguing with me, saying the lady wanted to sit there and asking: ‘Why are you taking the seat?’
I showed him my ‘baby on board’ badge and he then rudely asked me: ‘Where is the baby?’
I was shocked – is that the way to speak to a pregnant lady? Do I have to carry my maternity notes with me all the time”
Is this a sign that chivalry is dead?