Followed By Frat Boys

October 20, 2007

in Passenger Stories

On my most recent flight from Chicago to Tokyo, a 12+ hour flight, seated three rows behind me were a small group of guys. Evidently, they were frat boys on a drinking vacation to the bars in Tokyo and were eagerly talking about their plans. It wasn’t bad enough that they could be heard above the usual din of coach seating, but one frat boy was particularly annoying. He would accent his remarks with an annoying “heh, heh, heh.” Every comment or question. Even when eating, he would mutter “heh, heh, heh” between bites, and not even saying anything.

As the plane chased the twilight, I thought, “Good, at least he’ll go to sleep.” But no, I woke up no less than 6 times to that nasally irritant. On the way back, wouldn’t you know it? That same group of frat boys were seated three rows behind me AGAIN. This time, I just put on the complimentary headphones, and although they weren’t comfortable at all, I turned up the volume on whatever was playing. Even then, I could still hear that “heh, heh, heh” occasionally when the audio was low or between songs.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

dk August 8, 2008 at 7:08 am

It's possible that was a result of a speech impediment or tic. Especially since he was doing it while he was eating. We have someone at my work who does that. It's involuntary. You might thing about trying to be a little more compassionate and a little less offended by something so minor.


People Hater January 6, 2009 at 5:58 am

Dullard. Google "Beavis and Butthead". I'm not even American and I know about that stupid utterance.


Mike R. January 16, 2009 at 12:12 pm

d.k………..what exactly IS your major malfunction?!

You must be a real trip at parties!

OH MY GOD…..think of the children!!!!!!!!!

I think it was "Beavis and Butthead"……….Tourette's my ass.


Bruno April 2, 2009 at 11:12 am

heh heh heh…LOL


Anonymous April 2, 2009 at 11:55 am

you suck


huh April 3, 2009 at 6:35 am

Had he instead injected "global warming" into every sentence I'll bet all and any global villagers onboard would've joined right in.


Rob April 3, 2009 at 9:56 pm

Get some backbone. A young man in a movie theater did that once for about 5 minutes.

I got up and went over and yelled into his face "shut the fuck up".

He did. The movie was great.


Joe Mama April 8, 2009 at 12:59 pm

And then he drank a full pot of coffee, ate a box of sugar cubes, then pulled his shirt over his head & wandered back & forth up & down the aisle saying, "I am Cornholio! I need TP for my bunghole!"


Atari May 31, 2009 at 10:29 pm

Hahahah! That 'heh, heh, heh,' bit was hilarious.

Particularly the idea of him doing it between bites.

Though as the first commenter stated, it DID sound like tourettes, or something of the sort.


Shamu August 30, 2011 at 1:37 am

heh heh heh lol funny


Alex February 15, 2016 at 11:14 pm

He had Tourette Syndrome. Instead of being annoyed by him, you could have tried to help him. He needs help.


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