For those who don’t know, it’s a four-hour flight. And four hours for a guy as tall as me is a long time to spend feeling like an adult sitting in a kindergartner’s chair. So when possible, I try and grab the exit row for the additional leg room.
On this particular flight, I grabbed the exit row aisle seat. Not long after, a couple came and grabbed the other two. This struck me as odd since BOTH of them could stand up straight and not hit their heads on the overhead compartment.
When they sat down, the lady said, “These are the best seats.” To which I thought, Yes they are—for TALL people!
Not long after that comment, she looked at the tray tables and said, “Wow. They sure don’t make those fit very well. They’re so far away.” Once again, I thought, They’re not far away for tall people!
Now there is no rule or law that says the exit aisles should be for tall people. But I had to ask myself, Is it inconsiderate to take up exit aisle rows when you can still fit through the small door in Alice in Wonderland?
It’s a four-hour flight. For those of us that pray to God the person in front of us doesn’t lean their seat back and break our kneecaps, the exit row is more than just the best seats. It’s a welcome relief to something that we can’t control—our height.
With that being said, I had to ask myself, What are the things I do that are inconsiderate to others? It’s not nice for me to bash these folks, when I’m probably just as guilty.
Question: What things do you see that are inconsiderate of others?