Whether or not you have an enjoyable flight has a lot to do with your seat neighbors. If you're seated next to, say, an emotional support duck, chances are it's going to be a good flight. Add extra snacks, refills of your Coke, and free in-flight movies, and they'll have to drag you from the plane (too soon?). But what happens when you get stuck next to a mouth-breather or the young boy behind you keeps kicking your chair? You give thanks that you didn't get stuck next to this woman.
Jessie Char was flying from Long Beach, CA, to her home in San Francisco, CA, when she noticed she had the whole row to herself. Because space on a plane is a luxury, a whole row to yourself is a dream. Sadly for Char, that dream turned into a nightmare when the armrest next to her fell down.
My two favorite people to sit with on a plane pic.twitter.com/L3WqX4nfkJ— Jessie Char (@jessiechar) July 19, 2017
"A few minutes in, I heard one of the armrests fall down. I looked over, figuring the hinge was loose. At that moment I noticed a foot emerge, followed by another foot on the other side," she told TODAY. "The toes were in full wiggle."
Today, I flew on the set of a nightmare. pic.twitter.com/PNI4KmQvTG— Jessie Char (@jessiechar) July 19, 2017
And that's not even the worst part! Stunned, Char crouched down in her seat to snap a photo undetected, and that's when she saw the feet move again.
"While I was logging onto the airplane Wi-Fi, I saw the left foot stretch over to open the window, and then close it again," she explained.
Gross! We're reminding ourselves to never touch the window shade on an airplane again.
Char made eye contact with a flight attendant, but by the time they reached her, the woman had already retracted her feet. Phew! When everyone filed off the plane, Char — who is 5-feet-3-inches tall — caught sight of the offender. She told TODAY that the woman was in her 40s and shorter than her, so there was definitely some effort on the woman's part to wiggle her legs down the arm rests to open the window.
They do call it an arm rest for a reason!