When travelling back on a Friday if I travel Azuma standard class I like to choose coach A as it's the nearest to the exit at the other end. When I book I am always the first reservation. For the last four Fridays I have got on the train and found there is just one other reserved seat - right next to mine! As I can never be bothered to find out whether this person is a "I must sit in my reserved seat and nowhere else" sort of person I always decide to sit somewhere else. Begs the question though - would the booking system automatically put someone right next to me in a otherwise empty coach - lots of reservations on the rest of the train.... ...... or do I have a stalker?!!