Seat Recliner Proclaimed To Be A “Comunista”

November 22, 2009

in Seat Stories

I was flying Air Italia (my last time!) Boston to New Delhi via Milan. On the first leg that was packed to capacity, an elderly Italian woman continuously pushed my seat back upright while consequently I pushed it back down. This went on for hours until I turned around and told her to stop and that she could also put her seat down too if it helped. I heard her mumbling unintelligibly behind me.

In one instance, she needed to get out of her seat so I pulled the seat upright for her. She then got up, stood next to my seat and proceeded to curse me off in Italian! I don’t know the language but I heard somewhere “Comunista!” The Italian girls across from me were aghast; they just watched with wide open eyes as the nasty old woman stammered away – I just hoped they do not become like her.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Mick November 29, 2009 at 8:24 pm

Well, I would have told the old girl that, yes, I **was** a "communista", and that because of her attitude, she'd be followed by the KGB for the rest of her life.


Max December 2, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Okay, second story about Italians hating reclining seats. Let me see how many I can find…


Kyle March 31, 2011 at 4:34 am

Love italian food, hate italian locals ( that behave like kids ( kids that behave like brats))


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