A trick used by some unethical people in public places, such as buses, trains, or movie theaters in order to get a coveted seat: feigning any type of respiratory shedding (coughing, sneezing, clearing the throat) constantly in order to give another person the impression that the first person is ill. The other person's inclination would be to get up from the seat and look for another one elsewhere.
Hey Mike, I really want to get that seat by the window---I'll do some cheat shedding. Why should that doofus have a good seat and I can't?
by pentozali July 16, 2009