I was sitting on the city bus on my way to the office when something strange happened. I had a doctor’s appointment first thing in the morning, and by the time I caught the bus, rush hour was over, so the bus wasn’t very crowded. I had my pick of seats and had taken one along the side of the bus where the seats face inward toward the opposite side, rather than those that faced forward.
I was reading the news feed on my iPhone when we got to the next stop and I looked up to see that young woman, probably in her early twenties, had taken a seat directly across from me. I noticed two things about her. She was quite attractive and she was wearing a very short skirt.
I looked down at my iPhone to continue with the news feed when I noticed that the young woman was seated in such a manner, with her legs spread apart, that gave me an unobstructed view of her crotch. And she wasn’t wearing panties!
I leaned forward a bit and moved both arms up to about shoulder height and width. “Excuse me miss,” I said to get her attention.
She looked at me and said, “What?” I took my hands and slowly moved them together, thinking she would immediately pick up my meaning. She just gave me a quizzical look, apparently not understanding my gesture.
Obviously, subtleties would not work with her, so I said, in a stage whisper, “You’re manspreading.”
“What are you talking about?” she asked. “I’m a woman.”
“Yes, you are most definitely a woman,” I said. “But your legs are spread wide enough that I can see your hoo-ha.”
“Oh Jeez,” I said. “Your crotch. You’re exposing your crotch.”
“Oh my god, you are such a perv,” she said, spreading her legs just a little wider apart. “I’m going to report you to the bus driver.”
“I’m getting off at this next stop,” I said, “so no need to report anything to anyone.”
I stood up and waited at the door until the bus arrived at the stop. As I was leaving, I looked back over my shoulder and saw her smiling at me. Then she winked and blew me a kiss.
This post was inspired by the continuing series from Linda G. Hill called “Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right.” Click here to read her latest installment.