An elderly lady boarded a very crowded bus and, as all the seats were taken, she stood in the middle.
A young man began to get up but she shook her head and gently sat him back down. “No thank you sonny, I can stand,” she said.
A few moments later he tried to rise again.
“No, no, thank you!” she said pushing him back again, a bit more forcefully this time.
The man let out an audible groan and finally piped up: “Please let me get up, lady. I’m already two blocks past my stop now.”