Brown Chew Spit

October 22, 2009

in Passenger Stories

Back in 2004 I was returning to Iraq after emergency leave because my Grandfather died. I sat next to a guy that seemed pretty friendly. A few minutes into the flight he pulls out a can of dip and slaps a huge amount into his lower lip. Being in the military I’m pretty used to being around people that chew and it didn’t bug me too bad. He was spitting into an empty water bottle that had a screw on lid so I wasn’t too concerned.

Midway into the flight from JFK to Amsterdam I fell asleep to get my one good nap for the flight. An hour later I woke up to my leg being soaked by brown chew spit. This guy fell asleep with the bottle in the seat back in front of him. He didn’t put the lid on and in his sleep he knocked it out of the seat. It didn’t fall on the floor splashing a little on me. No, it stuck in the magazines so the entire content slowly spilled down my leg. I was livid but there was way too much time left in this flight and the plane was full so I couldn’t move. Instead of knocking his head off I just shut my mouth. I would rather not have had an awkward silence for 4 more hours. Deep down I wanted to kill him in his sleep.

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Demotage October 22, 2009 at 6:00 pm

I would have woken him up. The least he could do was buy you free drinks the rest of the flight.


Jodi October 23, 2009 at 9:37 am

I would have said something too, like "could you please move your bottle"? It wouldn't have been mean and would've at least given him the opportunity to apologize and try to make it up to you.


Shamu September 1, 2011 at 4:20 am

Ew you should have rubbed it in his face.


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