Yesterday we had some errands in Peel so caught the bus there. It was a horribly wet and miserable day with localised flooding and standing water. We got soaked just walking to the bus stop.
On the bus back home there were not many passengers, just us, a young woman with three toddlers and an elderly lady sitting behind the driver.
A young teenage lad boarded the bus about halfway into the journey and sat across the aisle from us, one row in front. That row has seats facing each other rather than all facing the front of the bus. I noticed, from my window seat position, that he immediately put his feet up on the seat in front of him (his shoes would have been very wet and mucky I would think, given the weather conditions).
I inwardly sighed and rolled my eyes but as soon as P noticed what he had done he lunged across, tapped the lad firmly on the shoulder, which startled him (the boy was wearing earphones and looking at his smartphone) and demanded he take his feet off the seat.
The boy glowered but did as he was asked. I felt very uncomfortable about the incident and was concerned that P may have overreacted. What if he was reported for assault or worse?
In my day, a telling off from an adult was to be expected if we did something wrong. I really don't know what is acceptable these days.