After being on a plane for more than 16 hours, snarkiness might just be a side-effect. In a great mood after economy class’ stellar service, so I thought I’d identify everyone’s favorite passengers =p:
Every economy class plane is bound to have its adorable cherub. This little angel is wrapped in plush blankets, has the pinkest cheeks and starts the journey peacefully. That is until he/she lets out a banshee shriek that has every passengers’ ears ringing. The angel suddenly transforms into demon spawn with a terribly loud siren for a larynx. As mama tries to calm lil sweetie, baby remains resolutely stubborn to give headaches to one and all.
When you checked-in online, you carefully selected the best available window seat. Happy that you’ll get to have an aerial view of the world, you’re looking forward to this ten hour flight. You board the plane, all set for the journey. But when you get there, you discover that “your” seat isn’t really yours. The passenger there is blissfully oblivious to the fact that they stole it. This aunty/uncle is usually already sitting comfortably there, settled in properly. They’re usually elderly and asking them to move would be petty and plain rude. So you suck it up in the aisle seat and get up every time they ask you to for bathroom breaks.
The airhostess has finally brought out your food. You have your table stretched out and are just about to take the first bite when *seat-quake*! Uncle sahib in the front decides he wants to take a nap. Without a warning, he pushes his seat back to the maximum. You’re squashed, spilled tea and all. You pull your seat back a little, and so start the seat dominoes.
You’re at a cliffhanger in the book you’ve been meaning to finish. Excited that you finally have some reading time in this 14 hour plane ride, you carefully take your book out… “baita, where are you from?”, you hear a shrill excited voice. Monosyllabic polite response *insert name of place*. “Ohhh, there? My aunty’s daughter’s husband’s brother lives there too! What a small world! Do you know ___?” “No aunty, I haven’t had the good fortune to meet them yet.” “Oh what a travesty! I MUST add you on Facebook and introduce you”. You thinking: *Aunty, whyy do you have a Facebook*. Farewell, oh book I’ll never finish now.
Snark aside, sometimes you might even make good friends on the plane, so spin the Wheel of Fortune and see who comes your way.
Feel free to add to the list!