Training For The Olympics

September 21, 2008

in Passenger Stories

For once, this is not a story about “the Ugly American,” instead it is of the “Insensitive Australian.” We are on our way to Los Angeles from Australia. Most passengers have settled in and are trying to go to sleep. We have bulk head seats. Therefore, there is a large space between us and the next passenger seat. Convenient for the lady sitting next to the window in the seat ahead of us (an Australian excited about her visit to America). She knows behind her is a large space to “land into.” And, that’s just what she did all during the flight, she would CLIMB over her seat and jump to the floor every time she wanted to leave her seat. The trouble was, she didn’t just land, she sometimes fell, onto our feet. Never an apology, just a stupid giggle. The attendants tried to stop her from doing this. She did not. So, for fourteen hours, we watched and felt this woman from hell do her thing! I think she was training for the Olympics!

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Mike R. January 16, 2009 at 11:38 am

I would have extended my leg (after an appropriate amount of time/repeat events had transpired) and tripped the rude bitch! Giggle.

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Anonymous April 2, 2009 at 10:40 pm

Doesn't sound plausible. Bulkhead means it's a wall in front of you, no way can there be a row of seats.

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Abe April 3, 2009 at 9:11 am

Lots of things are not plausible.. Reading some of these stories are for giggles.. don't ruin it with psycho-analysis of it it's "plausible". WTH cares?

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Kay April 3, 2009 at 5:53 pm

And most people don't understand airplane terminology, so the writer could be referring to that space between seat rows created to accommodate an exit.

*I* don't know what that area is called, and I'll bet most other people don't either…which is why I assumed that's what the person was referring to when they said "bulkhead".

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Rob April 25, 2009 at 5:32 pm

Broken plastic on the carpet should be an acceptable response. Preferably wedge-shaped. giggle, giggle. Or just a full-on throat punch. (oops, sorry, I was going to the loo…).

Throat punches are under rated.

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