To get back and forth from Boston to Philly, I take the bus. It’s the cheapest option, though not always the most comfortable. It can get a bit cramped at times, especially on the weekends. And sitting for 7 hours straight ain’t that cozy either.
So it’s most advantageous when no one sits next to you. Two seats to yourself to sprawl out and relax! However, when someone asks to sit next to you, you can’t say no. That’s simply rude.
Unless no one wants to sit next to you in the first place.
Like when I was on the bus the other day:
And that’s how I ended up with my own seat on the bus.
(In all fairness to myself, though, I really am sick. I need to buy more cough syrup tomorrow.)