I just came back from school, and I was asked about my trip to school this morning (on our school bus)
My intention is to say that I didn't like it because I had to sit with a bully (named John). I don't want to give any further details like "I was sitting next to John and then he pinched me and kicked me" - this is NOT what I want to say. I just want to give a short reason why the road to school was a bad experience for me today. Which should I choose?
I didn't like it because:
- I was sitting next to John on the bus
- I sat next to John on the bus
a) Wouldn't number 2 imply I willingly came to his seat and took a seat next to him?
b) Do you perceive "sat" (in this context) like a singular, momentary action that happened in a matter of seconds, as if I walked up to his seat and took a place next to him or more like an action that lasted for a while? (probably until we got to school)