Crushed Computer

June 5, 2009

in Seat Stories

I was flying to Los Angeles from St. Louis and the man in the seat next to me set up his laptop to do some work. He opened it up and started working, all of a sudden the seat in front of him reclined back and his laptop was stuck in the groove from the tray and cracked in half. Needless to say he was very upset, and the guy in front of him did not even know it happen until the man started yelling.

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SAW June 11, 2009 at 10:52 pm

With respect to the laptop… I really don’t have much sympathy, ’cause I noticed this right away the first time I took my laptop on a plane… Laptop guy wasn’t thinking, and he really can’t blame the guy who reclined the seat – nobody’s got eyes in the back of their heads 😀


Anonymous June 12, 2009 at 5:16 am

Nobody has eyes in the back of their heads, but common courtesy would dictate that you at least look behind you before reclining the seat.

Of course, common courtesy is increasingly rare (along with common sense) in general, and even more so on airplanes…


iamdogmatic June 25, 2009 at 8:06 am

So if you are sitting in an airplane, do you get up and look behind every time you recline or straighten your seat? If you do, you really have a lot time on your hands. Courtesy implies, reclining slowly. If you are going to place something on the trey, which is too big for it, be prepared to snag it at lighting speed, when someone reclines their seat.


Pal July 2, 2009 at 8:51 am

Who doesn't have time on a flight?


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