Fast Food Family Unable To Fit Into Seats

November 23, 2009

in Portly Stories

I was on an Atlanta to Ft. Myers flight waiting at the gate for a couple of passengers to fill the remaining seats. It was a full plane with the exception of the three seats a couple of aisles ahead of me and on the left of the plane. All the passengers have been on the plane for about 20 minutes already when the three came down the aisle escorted by an attendant. There was a husband, wife and their teenage daughter. I looked at my father who was sitting next to me and said “No way.”

All three had bags of Taco Bell that they got in the terminal. The daughter had to be over 6’3” and 200 lbs, and the parents were even larger. The mother, sitting in the window seat, lifted the armrest to spill into the middle seat. The daughter sat in the middle seat/aisle seat. The father had no place to sit. It was physically impossible. As he began to argue with the attendant about where he was going to sit and how he had paid for a seat, the daughter, with a mouth full of Taco Bell, started to yell “Daddy! Daddy! I can’t feel my legs!”

By now everyone on the plane had been seated for a good 35 minutes, and were a little anxious to get moving. There was no way that the three final passengers were going to make the trip. The flight attendant told them that they would have to take another flight. As the two got up out of their seats to disembark one of them passed gas quite loudly. Another flight with the masses…

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

MJ November 23, 2009 at 11:46 pm

Ah, another elitist asshole who thinks he’s better than “the masses.” Clearly, simply by virtue of having submitted this story, you’re no better.

BTW, at 6’3″ and 200 lbs (by your oh-so-knowledgeable estimation) that girl would have barely been overweight by BMI.


Josh November 24, 2009 at 7:00 am

I was going to say, I am actually 6'3" and 205. I am not obese by any means.


Demotage November 24, 2009 at 9:14 am

It is hard to estimate someone's weight. I think the operative thing is that between the two women, there was no room for the father. Speaking as a large person (who does fit in his own seat at least), I actually found this kind of funny. It is kind of frontier justice that they ended up inconveniencing themselves, rather than someone else as is usually the case in these stories.


D-Money November 24, 2009 at 9:18 am

5-foot-11, 230lb dude, and I can easily fit into a single seat with armrests down and have room to spare.


ps November 24, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Gotta be a mistake. 6-3 and 205 would be a squeeze leg wise but not width wise. I’m under 6 foot and appx 190 and while not the skinniest guy in the world can sit in coach without invading anyone’s space.


Cindy November 24, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Women carry more fat then men…and in different places. I could easily see this as a problem, especially if 2 overweight parents were trying to sit next to her.


the dominator November 25, 2009 at 1:01 pm

goddamned fatties. i would have kicked their fat asses!!!

the dominator doesn't put up with shit.

he just dominates.


Demotage November 28, 2009 at 11:51 am

….and when The Dominator is alone, he dominates himself.


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