The red eye

I recently flew back home on a flight that is described as a “red eye”.  Now I know why they call it the red eye flight. You don’t get much sleep and even if you do, you’re bleary eyed and half awake.

During the flight, I did try to sleep. The seat did recline better than I thought but it still wasn’t comfortable. Also during the flight and attempt to sleep another passenger sitting on the other side of the aisle kept on coughing loudly and obnoxiously. She kept startling me wake each time she coughed. I think she’s an open mouth sleeper or had dry mouth and throat. It sounded like she was either grasping for air or choking on herself.

When the plane landed an the seatbelt signs were off, most people got and got their things from the overhead storage. I got my things and stood waiting to get off the plane.  While standing around that coughing woman was standing too but she was freaking retarded because she kept on bumping into me or kicking me. I’m thinking, “What the f*ck is with this lady?! Has she no clue of where she was? Is she numb?  Is she blind?  Does she not see me?”

And then there was a Muslim man and his wife and child in front of this Korean guy who was standing in front of me.  He kept pushing the Korean guy back and told him to move back; clearing way for his wife to get off.  I thought the Muslim was rude and obnoxious.  He could have said, “excuse me” but chose to be rude and obnoxious and unnecessarily confrontational.  It’s nice that he was thoughtful about his wife but that doesn’t make him a gentleman when he was being pushy.

There was also an interesting observation.  Sitting behind the Muslim family was an Orthodox Jewish couple.  They were patient and was not pushy about getting out of their seats.

Finally they let us out and we slowly marched forward.  When we got off the plane, the Muslim family was blocking the way while trying to undo their baby carriage…

I jetted down the corridor and went to grab my luggage.


~ by thedailycommuter on Thursday, March 19, 2009.

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