No Rest For The Weary

October 3, 2007

in Senior Stories

I was recently on a red eye flight across the U.S. – after a 2 hour delay we were finally airborne. I proceeded to recline my seat when the elderly man behind me starting throwing a child-like temper tantrum, hitting and kicking my seat complaining that he had no room. I decided to be the bigger person and put my seat upright which did nothing to aliviate the kicking of my seat. Every time I would almost fall asleep (sitting straight up) he would kick or hit my seat. In addition, there was a small child seated next to me who slept with her feet on my lap while her mother slept comfortably in the aisle seat. I requested to move but the only other seats available were middle seats and I didn’t want to punish those lucky passengers with an open middle seat. I arrived at my destination completely exhausted after getting zero sleep overnight.

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Shakinthefat October 14, 2008 at 10:49 pm

That’s Southwest for you. Try flying an airline that offers business class or first class. Also take your “blanky” next time, I’ll bet you will sleep then. Good night.

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engageant April 2, 2009 at 10:58 am

Passive aggressive much?

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Big D April 2, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Is this the "my pussy hurts" website? Jesus fucking christ… stand up for yourselves you spineless cowards.

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jag April 2, 2009 at 4:17 pm

poor baby. I'm surprised you didn't hit the kid. Oh Right-you took the higher road, the bigger man. Your such an asso. Go cry to mommy.

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Collin April 2, 2009 at 7:47 pm

How many times do I have to say it: Drink some Jack Daniels and go nighty-night. Especially on an overnight flight.

Or do what all those baby bashing folks want to do with the little kids: down a large helping of benadryl and take a load off!

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last boyscout April 3, 2009 at 4:23 pm

Are you a large person or do you have body odor? you could have moved to an open middle seat but didn't want to punish the other people?Then suck it up, you did have some options in the situation but chose not to take advantage.I think you need to hold someones hand.

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Curtis April 9, 2009 at 9:08 am

Nice comments, so when do you all turn 13 any way?

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jimbob April 17, 2009 at 12:27 pm

move the kids kegs or wake the mom p and have her do it, as far as the kicking i feel the quickest way to solve that is a quick punch in the throat

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