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Window or aisle seat?

Posted - April 1

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  • 6970
    Aisle seat ---------------------------- April Fools I like a window seat. Cheers!
      April 1, 2021 9:09 AM MDT
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  • 6624
    Lol:) You had me worried for a second. Cheers! 
      April 1, 2021 9:35 AM MDT
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  • 42189

     

      Window seat!
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      April 1, 2021 9:20 AM MDT
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  • 6624
    Correct! 
      April 1, 2021 9:35 AM MDT
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  • 6906
    Aisle seat if I am traveling alone. I feel trapped if a stranger is blocking my exit.
      April 1, 2021 9:39 AM MDT
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  • 6624
    That makes sense. I always prefer the window, but yeah it would be awkward if you need to get up. I never get up though because I refuse to use airplane or train washrooms so I just dehydrate myself. I’m not sure why I am afraid of those washrooms, but I am. 
      April 1, 2021 9:45 AM MDT
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  • 42189

     

      You must not have taken a flight of over 16 hours yet.

      On one such flight from Los Angeles to Beijing about a decade ago, my wife had the aisle seat (she ONLY takes the aisle seat, as she needs to go to the restroom about every 20 minutes) and I was next to her in the middle seat. An elderly Chinese woman had the window seat, and we soon learned that she didn’t speak any English because when she wanted to get go to the restroom, she would just wordlessly do an Olympic-style vaulting exercise to get over me, then over my wife. There was no preamble or warning, she’d just start climbing over us. She had some phobia about letting her feet touch the floor until she got to the aisle, so she only climbed over the seats and armrests. Granted, she was tiny, so she was able to do it, but using hand signals, we kept trying to get her to understand that we would patiently make way for her to get to the aisle. No avail. On the return trip from the restroom to her seat, she’d try the same thing, but we’d be on the lookout for her, and try to rise so that she could pass by us in some kind of normal way. It never worked, because she ignored is completely. 

      Finally, a couple in the seat behind us could gauge our frustration, and intervened to say that many older Chinese people who don’t speak other languages are culturally ingrained in a kind of don’t-bother-the-foreigners attitude, which is really a don’t-bother-the-foreigners-who-are-obviously-too-ignorant-and-too-inconsiderate-to-learn-to-speak-any-Chinese-dialect attitude. As such, she didn’t even expect the us to show her the courtesy of patiently making way for her, so in her mind, it was necessary to hurdle over us as if we weren’t even there. The couple spoke her language, so they offered to politely inform her that we would politely move so that she could go to the restroom whenever she needed to, all she had to do was make some kind of signal and also show some patience. It took at least a couple of tries for her to get it down pat, but once she did, the rest of the flight was a bit less in enjoyable unenjoyable.
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    This post was edited by Randy D at April 1, 2021 11:03 PM MDT
      April 1, 2021 12:35 PM MDT
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  • 6624
    Lol, I get that the situation was very awkward for you and your wife but for some reason I feel sorry for the climbing lady in that story. 
      April 1, 2021 6:15 PM MDT
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  • 35930
    I don't ride on buses.
      April 1, 2021 9:43 AM MDT
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  • 6624
    What about airplanes? 
      April 1, 2021 9:46 AM MDT
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  • 10296
    In church I would prefer a window seat in the back row.
      April 1, 2021 11:29 AM MDT
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  • 6624
    I probably would too but I’ve never been to church, unless weddings count. 
      April 1, 2021 6:16 PM MDT
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  • 6736
    Window seat. PLEASE!!!!
      April 1, 2021 11:36 AM MDT
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  • 6624
    Yeah!! 
      April 1, 2021 6:17 PM MDT
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  • 935
    That choice depends on many other factors!
      April 1, 2021 11:56 AM MDT
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  • 6624
    Tell me all the factors. 
      April 1, 2021 6:18 PM MDT
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  • 16931
    I used to prefer window, but it always takes the two people next to me forever to get into the aisle, so I now only book aisle.
      April 1, 2021 12:01 PM MDT
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  • 6624
    I’ve not had that problem yet but I could see how it would sway a person to aisle. 
      April 1, 2021 6:22 PM MDT
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  • 14376
    I'll take the driver seat.
      April 1, 2021 12:59 PM MDT
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  • 6624
    I’m too lazy to get my pilots licence.  
      April 1, 2021 6:23 PM MDT
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  • 11958
    Care factor = 0, I'm reading anyway.
      April 1, 2021 5:21 PM MDT
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  • 6624
    So am I, but if you have the window seat you can lean. Leaning is good for reading.
      April 1, 2021 6:23 PM MDT
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  • 18023


    Whatever seat is next to him . . .   

    ;)





    ha
      April 1, 2021 7:51 PM MDT
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  • 6624
    That’s going to have you stuck in the dreaded middle seat :) 
      April 2, 2021 6:07 PM MDT
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