Stressed Over Seatmates

August 30, 2010

in Passenger Stories

I flew back home to Germany from Lahore, Pakistan via Qatar with Qatar Airways as my husband comes from there and I was visiting his family. As I hadn’t thought about reserving a seat, I got the absolutely worst seat between two other people in the middle row!

On my right was an older woman who was obviously accompanied with her adult son. She was sitting dressed in her traditional stuff and her hand and nails were covered with henna color. During the flight the poor foolish woman prayed and murmured hysterically; it seemed to be her first time in an airplane. On my left was a black guy who was sitting steadily scratching his crotch. It was absolutely disgusting and I did hope that the pubic louses or whatever he seemed to have wouldn’t wander over to me.

So there I sat and suffered, staring at the brown-red and scruffy nails of the woman while she howled her mad prayers into my ear. She had her head turned towards me the whole time as she obsessivly stared to the window on the other side of the aisle. At the same time the guy scratched and scratched his genitals.

I don’t have any idea how I survived this nightmare. Awful!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

madachode August 31, 2010 at 3:43 am

Surprise Einstein! Look were you were flying from, what kind of people did you expect to be on that aircraft flying out of a 3rd world sess pool?


Trixi August 31, 2010 at 4:44 am

Why did I need to know that the guy was black?

Also; nice spelling madachode…really helps to get your xenophobic point across.


Baww August 31, 2010 at 7:44 am

You're racist for pointing out the color of the guys skin! Wahhh!!! You should only describe people if they do positive things! Otherwise let us assume they're white!


Jane August 31, 2010 at 10:06 am

You're racist simply for saying that everyone automatically assumes a person's identity is white.


rerere August 31, 2010 at 11:25 am

Jane, will you shut up? Nobody likes you.


iloveflying September 6, 2015 at 12:40 am

i think it was supposed to be a sarcastic comment


T September 1, 2010 at 6:27 am



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