A plane passenger has sparked a debate as he revealed he refused to switch seats to help a married couple sit apart.
The 45-year-old man in question took to Reddit to ask if he was the a**hole for turning down a woman who was seated in the middle seat between his window seat and her husband’s aisle seat.
Recalling the bizarre interaction, the man explained how the woman called him a “darling” and asked if he could switch places with her because she “can’t fly well in the middle seat.”
The woman also confirmed that the man next to her was her husband, to which the passenger responded by saying he didn’t want to literally come between a husband and wife.
“I told her that I would never want to come between a husband and wife but I was more than happy to help accommodate by switching with him so I would sit in the aisle and the two if they could figure it out amongst themselves,” he added.
Unfortunately, the woman wasn’t happy with this proposal either because her husband “would never sit by the window or in the middle.”
“I told her that I really apologize but I won’t do it. Moments later I hear her yelling at her husband in another language (which I am fluent in) that ‘the jerk won’t switch seats so you got to switch with me.’ He ends up switching and leans over with a smile and says that his wife switched with him because she has diarrhea and needs the aisle in case she must run,” the man concluded.
After asking the internet to weigh in on the matter, the passenger received loads of support from people who branded the woman as entitled and selfish.
“You’re under no obligation to switch seats on a plane. You bought the ticket that you presumably wanted, and they could have done the same,” someone wrote.
“Jerks do this on purpose thinking they can strong arm you. Sit where you paid and don’t trade unless it’s better for you AND you want to. I’d have answered that old man back in his language ‘your wife is a bully, enjoy her diarrhea,’” another said.
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