So I travel enough to be lucky and am perplexed by certain plane behaviors. Perplexed is a nice way of saying in some instances I am annoyed and/or disgusted. Below is in no way an exhaustive list as that would simply take too long. Its a start but the truth is I could write a novel just about if you should or should not recline your seat. Personally I hate that person with every fiber of my being when they do it in front of me.
First, the people who disregard the boarding process. If you never fly anywhere ever and didn’t pay for premium- you know your not going to get to board first. Yet- inevitably these people flock to the gate and get right in the way of those who are trying to board.
Second, “the cool guys” who stand at the front of the plane talking to the flight attendants. Do you really think they want to talk to you? They have to be nice to you and they likely would prefer you sit down, watch a movie and leave them alone.
Third no offense to all parents on this one, but just the ones who do not respect that I also paid for a ticket and do not want your child kicking me the entire trip. I also don’t want to play with them when I am trying to watch a movie with a glass of wine. Truly I understand children will be children and sometimes misbehave- and I am nothing but sympathetic when this is happening and the parents are trying to stop it. This paragraph is meant for the ones who do nothing and act like having children is a free pass to take over the world and have no regard for others. This last part extends well beyond plane travel into every day life.
Finally, people who take off their shoes. I get this and have done so for long international flights. That said- I brought a specific pair of fuzzy slipper socks for that purpose which were stored in a ziplock bag until they could be washed after wearing to keep the germs contained. Furthermore- I would never wear them into the bathroom. That said- I have seen people go into a the plane bathroom with no shoes and have to wonder why that person has not yet contracted some sort of deadly bacteria. Also- if you take off your shoes and you are barefoot- that is gross no matter if you go in the bathroom or not- and don’t then put them up so the person who has to sit next to you has to look at your toe fungus!