A man on a long flight inadvertently placed his knee in the no-man’s-land between seats for relief, but was accused by his window seat neighbor of inappropriate behavior.
A Long Flight With No Legroom
A few months ago, a 26-year-old man found himself on a long flight that lasted approximately six hours. He was seated in the middle seat between a young woman in her 20s occupying the window seat and a woman in her 30s seated in the aisle seat.
He is tall, so he gets uncomfortable on planes, plus he had neglected to stretch his legs before the flight.
The fact that the airline, Spirit, had less legroom than usual meant his knees dug into the seat in front of him, causing him pain.
Knees in No-Man’s-Land
Around half an hour after takeoff, the man’s left knee moved towards the no-man’s-land between seats to alleviate the discomfort. He was unsure if he had inadvertently occupied some space belonging to his window seat neighbor.
Despite this, he passed out for two hours, without incident.
After these two hours, the young woman in the window seat then called over a flight attendant and complained about the man’s behavior.
The man was shocked and tried to apologize, but the young woman refused to speak to him and instead began texting on her phone.
She Went to Sleep
The woman in the aisle seat offered the man some extra space, but she promptly went to sleep, leaving the man to try and contort his body into a comfortable position.
He continued to apologize to the young woman in the window seat, but she ignored him.
He was left feeling embarrassed and confused, as he could not understand why she had not simply asked him to move his knee instead of involving the flight attendant.
Window Seat TikTok Shamer
As the flight continued, the man started to glance at the woman’s phone and noticed she watched TikToks about shaming obese people and texting someone called “papi.”
He also saw that she had written a message about men being “too much sometimes,” with a laughing emoji, which the man believed was about him.
Was He Wrong?
For the remainder of the flight, the two passengers did not speak. The man was forced to work out whatever muscle it is that keeps one’s knees together, despite the discomfort.
“Pay for an Aisle Seat”
One Redditor said, “You KNOW you will feel better with more leg space. Stop pinching pennies and pay for an aisle seat or an exit seat.”
Another wrote, “Leave women alone, book a seat upfront if you are tall, ask for permission before spreading out.”
What do you think? Did she overreact or was he unfairly invading her space? Has this ever happened to you?
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