“Let me be represented as one who trusts his senses, who thinks he knows the things he sees and feels, and entertains no doubts of their existence.” -- Bishop Berkeley
Did I complain to you when I got my ticket on the subway? I was "troubled grad school Bob" and passed out on the subway coming home from a bar. A cop woke me up at the final stop. I was literally the only person on the car. He gave me a ticket for taking up more than one seat.
Good story. No, i never heard it.
Why did they let him turn them away?
Nobody asked. People are often afraid to do so: the person being asked might be set to blow!