Adolescent (16) on crowded bus, loses her foothold as the vehicle brakes sharply and grabs the first person ahead of her by the arm, a man in his fifties, and subsequently falls to her knees.
Young girl: I’m SO sorry, I’m terribly sorry, I didn’t mean to...
Man (50s): No problem, but don’t feel you have to kneel to apologise.
Young girl (recovering herself): No, it was just that I was afraid I’d drag you down with me, which might have posed a problem with your age and all.
Man (50s): Reply not recorded
(With thanks to Gustavo. This was VERY loosely translated from Gustavo's eavesdropping blog Blogudeces de la Vida Cotidiana)