Friday, October 2, 2015

So stand then?
date:Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 6:16 PM

You published a photo of my husband with his feet on the seats
My husband suffers from severe back pain and was in a brace for three months
He has been told when possible to put his feet up or stand for short periods
To see his photo on your website was embarrassing and wrong. 
How about you ask people why they have their feet up instead of assuming everyone is just an asshole???

Like this guy?


deepfish said...

He can't sit properly because he gots a sore back, ...and he can't tilt up the seat and tuck his footsies under because....? But we're all supposed to be psychic and/or solicitous in inquiring before expecting standard behaviour.
Got it.

Anonymous said...

LOL at stand for short periods. So TELL YOUR HUBBY TO DO THAT.

Bicky said...

Sorry, there's no sympathy from me for dirtying the seats, for whatever reason/excuse/justification people come up with.

Jules said...

love when people get defensive about their bad behaviour and try to make excuses. We all have sore backs, no excuse for putting your feet on the seats. Save that for the comfort of your own home.

Squiggles said...

As someone who goes for regular maintenance appts for back and knee pain, that is a load of bull! No one has ever told me to put feet up, which at seat height can actually put more strain on your back than using a foot stool.

Iona Pintó said...

Exactly which foot rider is your husband? There are soooooo many of them displayed on TCT.

Does your husband know he's supposed to lift the seat cushion first, and then place his feet underneath the cushion? Yes, it was wrong, as you stated, and I can understand how embarrassing it must have been for you. I trust you gave him an earful and told him never to display such ignorance of proper protocol again.

P.S. For some reason the photo below "Like this guy?" isn't displaying on my Chrome browser.

C.J. Smith said...

^ code issues. Should start working soon.

Anonymous said...

Mmm...I've had two fractured vertebrae and was never told to put my feet up. In fact, I think it would put more pressure on your back.

Anonymous said...

This woman needs a slap across the head. If what she's saying is true then your husband should be in a wheelchair.

I guess she doesn't know what it feels like sitting in surfaces that are grossly contaminated.

Anonymous said...

I've had a bad back my whole life and not once did a doctor tell me to sit down more or put my feet up. Sorry lady, the excuse "My doctor told me to do it" isn't flying here.

Anonymous said...

It's a good thing you cowards have this site to offload your criticisms on. All of you probably smiled and said a fake hello to the guy with the sore back. Hey all you internet tough guys, try speaking to people instead of taking pictures and criticizing. What is this, downtown abbey on a train?

C.J. Smith said...

What/Who is Downtown Abbey? Is she a prostitute???

C.J. Smith said...

What/Who is Downtown Abbey? Is she a prostitute???

Bicky said...

Anon @ 11:12 pm... check your spelling please. It's Downton Abbey. You're giving all the Downtown Abbey's a bad name. ;)

Anonymous said...

My husband has a bad back and nope, doctor didn't tell him he needs to put his feet up on chairs. they did tell him he needs to stand up and walk around and also sit with lumbar support.

George said...

My spellchecker refuses to type Down Ton abbey unless I do that. It insists I'm wrong and it's Downtown. Stupid computer.

I've been watching that on and off and I still have the natural urge to say downtown abbey. :(

Plus I had a bad back that required a discectomy and at no point was I told to put my feet up. It actually hurt putting pressure on the injured spine doing that. I was told to sit and sit upright with my legs straight out. That also relieved the sciatica I had at the time.

I call BS on this excuse.

Plus my surgeon did a fantastic job and no back troubles (aside for age) since that surgery.

Anonymous said...

Not claiming to be a doctor but if one has a bad back and has been in a brace - sitting up straight is better posture and probably should not be crossing their legs? Wouldn't support under the knees also help? Just not buying this story.

Tal Hartsfeld said...

Everyone has to follow the same rules regardless of their dispositions.
Isn't that one of the cardinal rules of "living in a society"?