Airline Seats Should Not Recline: Adventure-a-Day #16

I attract them. Everyone on board a plane can be sitting straight up except for one. That one will be the schmuck in front of me, treating the seat (hint: the related verb is “to sit”, not “to lie”) like a beach recliner on the French riviera, pretending not to notice me while edging closer to my navel.

Today’s adventure was a narrowly averted retaliation. Visions of a casually spilled drink danced in my head, but I restrained myself and didn’t act out my evil fantasy.

One day my self-control will be exhausted. One day I will make sure my airspace remains a no-fly zone. One day I will reclaim my lap.

Mwah ha ha.


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  • Reply
    Paris Franz
    September 16, 2012 at 7:11 am

    This brings back memories of many a flight spent hatching revenge fantasies on the person in front/nearly on top of me. I haven’t acted them out yet, but … one day!

  • Reply
    Susan Wright
    September 16, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    There’s only one solution…it requires a small child who will happily kick the back of that person’s seat ALL FLIGHT LONG! Unfortunately that means you have to travel with a small child (been there, done that, don’t want to do it again, ever).

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