I was on a flight from LAX to ATL with a stop in Houston one morning. I sat in my seat in the back of the 737 to relax after a stressful business trip and was disturbed to hear the high pitched whine of a loud eight year old that was sitting behind me. In addition to his whining he kept kicking my seat even though his mother told him not to. Normally I would have complained but I am on the secondary screening list due to what was considered a security breach at an airport. I am allowed to fly but I get taken aside each time for a more through security inspection. Because of that, I decided not to say anything to a flight attendant as I did not want to draw any attention to myself.
So I had to endure a few hours of the child whining and kicking to show his irritation. His mother pulled out a toy car which did seem to get his attention. He fumbled with it and dropped it as we were in the middle of descending into Houston. The car rolled under my foot and it a sudden burst of pent up anger I kicked the car forward. I made a near perfect hockey style slap shot and the car made it about six seats ahead of me. The child went nuts trying to get his car but the flight attendants were demanding everyone remained seated. I just sat there looking as innocent as I could and was now enjoying his whining as he was venting how important the car was to him. The plane was a bit late and the change over in Houston was a large one so he was dragged off the plane desperately trying to find is toy car. I remained seated listening to his angst with a smile as he was led off the plane without his beloved toy car.