Passenger Has A Taste For The News

June 26, 2009

in Passenger Stories

After an uneventful and uncrowded morning flight to Orlando from Ft Lauderdale, I was looking forward to the same for my flight back home that evening. Not to be. It was a full flight and I had to choose a middle seat from what was left. Having had some interesting experiences in the past, I selected a seat between an elderly woman and a middle aged business man who looked very professional. Once in the air he pulled out a newspaper…good…I was not in the mood for a talker.

However, AFTER turning each page he would lick ALL of his fingers on that hand – he did this for the entire flight (luckily only an hour flight). It freaked me out – not only all the stuff you typically touch going through an airport and how dirty his fingers must have been, but I also did not want him to pass me my drink or pretzels!

Signed, Grossed out in FL

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

SAW June 13, 2009 at 6:44 pm

Wierd… but on a scale of 1 to 10 of grossness… I'd only score it a 1 though.


Anonymous June 13, 2009 at 6:59 pm

Agreed, unlike the Cannibal story in the Weird People category which is a 10 on the grossness scale.


Hugh June 15, 2009 at 1:49 am

Weird, but not too bad. On an hour flight there probably isn't any food or beverage service, so there should have been no need for him to pass you anything.


Jodi June 15, 2009 at 4:51 am

If this is the grossest thing you could come up with, you deserve your own show – like Monk.


Nacho June 15, 2009 at 5:15 am

Well, I think it's pretty gross, but I'm kind of like Monk himself.


SAW June 19, 2009 at 6:48 pm

wow… you freak out easy. Sit next to me next time — I'll figure out something that will melt your brain


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