Being in a plane and travelling for long hours in the plane is not easy. There are times when you what to get up, walk around and for some who are a bit obese would prefer booking two seats for themselves who have a comfortable journey. However things got a bit unplanned when a boyfriend girlfriend sat next to the obese girl who actually booked the two seats for herself. Read the story and let us know what you would have done in her situation.
I am obese. Like I am comfortable having two seats in the plane type of obese. I am well aware of that and I really don’t like to bother people with my weight.
A week ago I was going to a conference by plane and because I was going alone (usually when I fly with my boyfriend I don’t buy two since he sits next to me) I bought two seats. I fit in one but my side is usually touching the person next to me and I feel uncomfortable for them. It happened to me that they gave me nasty looks and I felt extremely uncomfortable the whole flight.
So I sat down in the plane and put the armrest up so I would be really comfortable. Some couple came and they both sat next to me because they got separate seats and they noticed the seat next to me was empty. Exactly what I was afraid of happened. My side kept touching the guy next to me and he even pushed me a bit when he moved in the seat.
I was feeling extremely uncomfortable and asked him if he could go to his seat because I bought this one for my comfort. He told me no, since the seat is empty and he wants to be with his girlfriend. Well, I told him I understand but I feel uncomfortable and I paid for the second seat so exactly this doesn’t happen. He refused again and started to chat with his GF.
I called the flight attendant and quietly told her what was happening. She asked the guy to leave my second seat and he and his GF gave me a nasty look. The GF mumbled something like “F%^&ing f__ b___h” under her breath but nothing directly to me. So Am I the Jerk for insisting on him to leave?
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