Child With Possible Tape Worm

August 9, 2009

in Baby & Kid Stories

This story begins like so many others….rushing to get on the plane….rushing to get bag in the overhead……rushing to sit down….rushing, rushing rushing! Well I’ve settled into my window seat for an hour and a half flight. An oriental lady and small child take the seat next to mine and a large gentleman has the aisle.

We’re off….within the first 10 minutes of the flight the child starts to become restless…..the Mom has packed (everything in the refrig to bring with) and pulls out a corn-on-the-cob, yes corn on the cob! The child begins to eat and make a very very large mess. The gentleman on the aisle looks over at me and smiles, I smile back. Next, Mom pulls out a bowl and cereal with milk; child eats makes more mess. Next, Mom pulls out a banana, child eats that too! You’re thinking surely that’s it….how much more can this child eat. But no, Mom proceeds to give the child “boiled eggs,” yep I’m not kidding, she peels them and drops the trash in her bag and the child eats this too! I’m sick! The smell has become an “open farmer’s market,” the only thing missing is the FISH! Well you guessed it……some type of fish is next!

The gentleman on the aisle seat gets up and moves……I don’t know what he said to the flight attendant but I wish I could have been as lucky…..needless to say I was never never so happy to have that flight end and get out of that plane.

I wonder if the child had a “tape worm” and how many days worth of food the Mom had in her bag……some people just don’t have a clue! I feel for whoever had to sit with them on the return flight; thank goodness it wasn’t me!

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Julicans August 10, 2009 at 4:36 pm

I fail to see why this would be a flt from hell. The child was happy, content, fed and quiet. What more would you want?


Hugh August 11, 2009 at 12:34 am

So, you're complaining that the kid next to you was quiet, taken care of by a repsonsible parent, and was simply eating??? Are you an asshat? What is your problem?? It's called distraction for the kid, and comfort with something familiar. It worked…your asinine post didn't mention the child crying, puking, shitting, running amok in the aisle, or robbing a bank. You are the perfect form of an absolute and complete idiot.


anon August 11, 2009 at 11:15 am

You are mean. That's all I have to say about that.


Jodi August 12, 2009 at 11:05 am

aww I'm so so sorry you had to sit next to a kid that was eating.. How horrible for you. I bet it will take decades of psychiatric therapy to get over it.


Atari August 12, 2009 at 8:12 pm

Hahahaha! It was funny, though I believe that you may have failed to mention certain details which would have conveyed reasoning to explain why you were so miserable during this ordeal.

The only thing we, the readers, know is that there was a 'mess' of indeterminable size, and that you did not like the smell.

Moreover, you apparently do not like kids who eat large meals.

Initially, I did not think anything of it, but upon reading the previous comments, I feel that you are perceived as a selfish boor, based upon the trivial things which upset you.


uhh wtf August 19, 2009 at 5:18 am

the word is ASIAN, people are not "oriental" that word is used to describe rugs and vases. PEOPLE are ASIAN.


Scaredoftakeoffs February 1, 2010 at 9:59 pm

Oriental/Asian…it's all semantics. Anyway, I live in a city with many Asians and I've observed at least one asian person eating corn-on-the-cob for breakfast on public transit (eating is actually not permitted!)

Plus, the "non-assimilated" ones definitely have different ideas about etiquette/manners/social norms that other people do.

I would be grossed out by the smell of boiled eggs/fish, too, but at least the freaking kid wasn't screaming/crapping himself etc.


Shan October 20, 2014 at 3:49 am

No, it is not semantics. Some words are racist and ignorant.


Shamu August 28, 2011 at 2:28 am

The kid did nothing wrong. I eat alot because food makes me feel good. Maybe eating helped keep the kid calm and well behaved. It does that to me.


Amy March 21, 2012 at 12:51 am

The word is actually oriental. People describe Indians as asian and Chinese as oriental. Chinese never like to associate with Indians so they class themselves as oriental.


Shan October 20, 2014 at 3:51 am

Are you kidding? You need to research this and you will learn that it is definitely not correct. This is not the 1950's. Most people know better than to call people things like negroes and orientals.


Amber May 18, 2016 at 3:38 pm

So you prefer a screaming tantrum throwing kid to the content happy one beside you?


Bridget April 1, 2018 at 7:22 pm

Maybe this passenger is thinking of what will happen if the kid gets airsick and the food comes charging out of him! The passenger is probably thinking too of how long the kid will be in the bathroom when he finishes digesting all of that food too. The mom should teach her son better table manners because her son isn't an animal and should eat in a nicer way!


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