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Some passengers just need a friendly reminder to give up their seat

KATHERINE ALBUTT’S letter about being forced to stand for 25 minutes, on crutches, while taking the bus, made me squirm in shame (“Disabled, and invisible, on 39 bus,” Feb. 19). Last week, I was one of many such clueless people who sat on the Orange Line, blithely listening to my boyfriend chatting away, all the while staring into the protruding belly of a standing pregnant woman. 

Albutt suggested that perhaps she was invisible to the seemingly able-bodied people who sat in the four priority seats and the surrounding seats “without batting an eyelid.”

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