A quick story from the “before times”. My parents and I are flying from London to NYC to watch the ball drop for New Year’s. Because of reasons, I am not sitting next to them by quite a way. I start watching a movie and, partway through, Dad comes to tell me that there’s a seat closer to them. Great, I’ll move once my film is over.
Being tall, I automatically brace my legs against the seat in front. Space is tight enough without someone shoving their seat into my face. Sure enough, someone decides to do just that and meets the firm resistance of my legs. A face appears between the seats.
Woman: My boyfriend needs to put his seat back. He’s six feet tall.
Me: And I’m 6’4". No.
Woman: But if he puts his seat back then you can put yours back.
Me: That’s not fair on the person behind me. Puts headphones back in.
Woman: Clearly getting annoyed to my amusement. Your parents said there was a seat nearby them. You can move.
Me: One headphone out I am comfortable and in the middle of watching a film. As I said to Dad, I will move when I have finished the film.
And that’s what happened. But I did note that the boyfriend was silent throughout the whole episode.
Short, probably a bit boring for the site, but that’s my New Year’s story.