In the second edition of PATCO Ponderings, we're going to pick right up where we left off in yesterday's first edition, the seat hog. You may be thinking, "wow, you're already out of ideas for this section?" I assure, we are not, but as you've most likely experienced, the Seat Hog comes in many forms. So, here we go.
Usually found sitting on the aisle side of a bench, this person has deemed that their fare affords them the luxury of a double-wide seat. No, they won't do what the rest of us do and just sit with the hopes you luck into a comfortable ride next to an empty seat, they will just assure they get that luxury by sitting in the aisle seat. Odds are at each stop they'll bury their head in a book or stare at their phone in an attempt not to feel bad for not moving over.
Yes, this person may be worse than the Seat Hog who uses a seat for their bag, at least they have an inanimate object taking up the space. The mortal enemy of this breed of Seat Hog is the person who walks up and says "excuse me." Odds are, this seat hog won't move over, they'll stand up and let you take the window seat for no reason.
Some may try to justify this Seat Hog by saying they're a germaphobe who doesn't want to be sandwiched next to the wall. As a fellow germaphobe, I can assure you that does not serve as a valid reason. So, suck it up and move over seat hog!