If you are going on a lengthy journey, you need to be ready for a variety of problems, including the possibility of getting into a fight with the person sat next to you. Everyone goes into a trip with a distinct set of goals and expectations; for example, some individuals plan to have a relaxing time during which they may maybe catch up on some reading or listen to some music.
Some people are more outgoing than others, and they may want to create a friend out of their newly discovered travel partner. Sadly, the latter was not the case for a lady who was 22 years old and the people who were seated next to her on the airplane.
In February of 2023, the lady posted on Reddit about an unpleasant event she had on a trip with a father and his kid who were seated next to her. The original poster (OP) went on a journey across the ocean that lasted between eight and nine hours, and she did it by herself.
She found it quite challenging to be apart from her family. Even up to the time she boarded her flight, she was weeping on and off throughout the day.
OP was fortunate in that she had something to look forward to: she had a window seat, which meant that she would at least be able to take in the view throughout the flight, which would last for a number of hours.
But, as she reached her aisle, she saw that a youngster was occupying the seat that she had reserved, and the child’s father was sat next to her. OP attempted to convince the father that the seat belonged to her, but he refused to move.
The original poster (OP) noted in the beginning of her post on Reddit that she was flying alone on an international journey that was around eight to nine hours long. “I had a window seat planned for my trip and I was looking forward to it,” she added.
OP said, “I glanced at the father and pointed to the window seat, indicating that I believe it’s my seat expecting him to move.” “He glanced at me and remarked, ‘She’s a kid.’ He then indicated the aisle seat and suggested that I take it.”
OP reported feeling “perplexed” by this but ultimately performed what she was instructed. She spoke with her relatives in an effort to shed light on the situation. “My dad phoned me and ordered me to grab my seat since he paid for it and it wasn’t a free seat,” she stated.
Thus, OP disclosed this information to the girl’s father, who in turn requested that his daughter relocate, sadly, the little girl was not pleased with the new sitting arrangement that had been provided for her.
“She began weeping, and while I felt bad, my dad instructed me to stand my position and not give in to her demands. “The girl relocated herself and is now sitting in the center; I’m in my seat, but I’m also moving back so that she can look out the window,” OP remarked.
But, the father made a few “snide comments” regarding the original poster’s persistence on wanting to sit in her own seat, which caused the original poster to question whether or not she was the appropriate party in this circumstance.
good many of Reddit users agreed with her assessment that she was not in the wrong in this circumstance and that she did the right thing by standing up for herself. Although while it’s wonderful to make accommodations for families, particularly those with small children, it’s essential to remember not to invade the personal space of others.