WATCH: Shanghai Metro passenger steals seat back after offering it to ungrateful woman

By Ryan Kilpatrick, January 7, 2015

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A woman riding the Shanghai Metro became the focus of a lively debate online this week after she forced a fellow passenger up and stole her seat. 

The aggravated woman in the yellow coat, however, had actually been the seat's original occupant. After getting up and offering the seat to the woman in red, she was was so incensed not to receive a "thank you" that she demanded the seat back, loudly reprimanding her for being "low quality" - and got it.

Most web users have applauded the woman for standing up to rudeness, but she's not been without her detractors as well, who argue that both women are just as bad as each other.

"What's so high quality about screaming at someone in a packed train carriage?" one online commenter asked. Others have called her "childish" and have argued that giving up your seat to another should be a selfless act with "no ulterior motive."

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