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Airplane etiquette

This is not something I should be blogging about, but what the heck. I have several things to upload from my brief trip to Boston, but I will do that later. Now I want to just say how bothered I was today on a four hour flight on jetBlue, nonstop to Austin, by this woman in front of me who kept passing gas in my general direction. I was so disgusted and trapped by her fumes as we we both had window seats and she was directly in front of me. It was sickening and I was kind of worried that the guy in the aisle seat next to me might think it was me. But she kept going after it. It was so sick. She also had dirty hair and I would be halfway asleep, then another bomb would make it back my way. Finally, I decided to sort of kick into her seat to somehow try to convey that her fumes were offensive. I hate to be rude, but I didn't know any other way to combat this, and we were barely over Ohio at that point. A while later, she blasted another one, and I totally kicked into her seat again and exclaimed, "Gee, that's disgusting!" She finally got the message and didn't do it after that. What the heck was she thinking? She had a creepy looking husband/loser next to her that seems oblivious to her scent or maybe he likes it? And they were all snugly and kissy. I wanted to puke. I've been on flights before where people think that no one can smell them when they do that, and it's so gross.

Comments

Julie V said…
I had that happen to me on my last flight too!!! It is so vile and how the heck do they think they can get away with it!? There ought to be a law....
Jess said…
your post made me laugh.. I can't imagine being in that position!!
jennie w. said…
Whoever smelt it, dealt it! Fess up, Kelly!
Holly said…
Kelly, this post was way too funny. Sorry to hear your flight was so miserable.
Maryanne said…
Don't you hate that?! When you get that "whif" and you KNOW that it wasn't you but probably everyone around you thinks that it was!
LOL sorry to laugh; But.... I find that really funny!! I wouldnt have held out as long as you did. I would have been making all sorts of comments long about fart number 2 or 3.

And the end of the story with that man is truely the icing on the cake!! WOWAH some people! You dont want to believe -- but its always true!!
Happy The Man said…
No, it's not that they don't think others can smell it, it's that there really isn't any way to be certain who did it...

I saw commercials on Nickelodeon for kids telling them it us unhealthy to hold it in and so, to cut loose. Perhaps this lady was following that healthy advice :)
Oh, how awful!
I can only hope she has some sort of condition where she has impaired control over her rectal muscles and truly can't help it. Otherwise, I just can't imagine the rudeness of it!
~ Tina said…
ROFL - too funny. Thanks for sharing, but sorry for the torture you had to endure! I can just imagine you kicking her seat... thanks for the laugh!
Megs said…
All I can say is this really made me happy when I read it. Not that it happened to you, but just the way you wrote it made me laugh!! Glad you are off the plane.

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