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Old 02-16-2020, 06:01 AM
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Default Guy pokes at womans seat because she reclined it

What would you have done.



Story https://www.newsweek.com/viral-video...ivides-1487215
Old 02-16-2020, 06:07 AM
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The fact that she is seeking a criminal conviction tells me that she likely did something to provoke the whole thing. Not that he did the right thing, but there has to be more to the story.
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A progressive response profile:

"Excuse me sir. Would you please stop hitting my seat?"

"Do you mind?!?!?"

"Look. Asshole!"

The fact that he felt intruded upon by the reclined seat is the fault of the airline that chose that design and layout, not the user of the seat. Suck it up, shithead.
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judging from the everything that happened after, I'm inclined to believe this was provoked a bit more than they're letting on. and the provoker is now playing the part of the victim.
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That asshole would've been laid out before he reached baggage claim.
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1. request the Stew intervene or face possible termination of employment.
2. inform Stew to advise corporate airline of probable lawsuit.
3. remove the assistants purse, with extreme prejudice.
Old 02-16-2020, 06:24 AM
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Battery. It makes no difference if he is pushing her or the seat she is sitting in. They keep using the term immature. They aren’t wrong but he isn’t an annoying kid who doesn’t know better - he is a grown adult intentionally hitting her through the seat.
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I wonder what the "whole truth" really was. Did the guy ask nicely for the woman to keep her seat upright? Perhaps he had longer legs than average (I do, 6' 8") and had her seat pressing against his legs. Hard to judge the incident without knowing both sides of the situation. I would have 1. Asked nicely for the lady to return her seat upright, then if no favorable response, 2. Would have called the attendant to see if she could have handled the situation. Really no need for hitting the seat.

As long legged as I am, my knees are against the seat when it's upright. No way someone can recline their seat in front of me, hits my knees before it will recline.
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Originally Posted by sharktripper View Post
That asshole would've been laid out before he reached baggage claim.
X2, like your thinking, but do you really think you could wait that long?
Old 02-16-2020, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by raybark View Post
The fact that he felt intruded upon by the reclined seat is the fault of the airline that chose that design and layout, not the user of the seat. Suck it up, shithead.
Exactly.

This story flew around the news a few days ago.
The woman...she has a bad back..and has to recline back. I can appreciate this because I have a bad back. My wife and I travel a lot. These days airlines pack the seats so close together...compared to decades ago, you're packed like sardines. I'm 6'5"..with a bad back. Difficult to remain "pain free" while flying..I have to move a lot. I usually slowly put my seat back at least a little bit. Often not "all the way"..if there's a large person behind me.

Would have had words with this millenial guy behind me.
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He would not have done that to me . Picking on someone who is unable to deal on his level is unacceptable !
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If the seats recline it's your right to recline them unless otherwise instructed by the FAs. These douche bags who insist that their personal space is being invaded need to up their spend into the front of the plane where their space might have more breadth. I've got a 9 hour flight coming up and I promise you, if anyone tries to get in the way of that magic button on the armrest I WILL be carted off the plane in handcuffs.
Old 02-16-2020, 06:36 AM
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gotta love the news headlines at some outlets...

punching

pummeling

attacking

assaulting

beating
Old 02-16-2020, 06:43 AM
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Hell, you can barely call it "reclining" in the typical coach seat. It moves back what, 3 inches?
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Impossible to comment without knowing what happened before or after, but initial reactions are the dude is a tool bag based on the video alone.

Sounds like she's being a bit overly dramatic though with claiming missed work, etc. But again impossible to judge just how bad her injury is or if it may have in fact been exacerbated by the toddler behind her

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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
gotta love the news headlines at some outlets...

punching

pummeling

attacking

assaulting

beating
My first thought as well. That's some liberal application of some of those terms...The Weather Channel must have been first on the scene.
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I have read several stories and my conclusion is Karen as always was wronged and a complete victim in her own mind.
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Originally Posted by sharktripper View Post
That asshole would've been laid out before he reached baggage claim.
Him or Her? She knew full well that reclining bothered the guy more than a little bit, and she continued to do it. They were both bull-headed about it, but she started it by continuing after being asked not to.
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Originally Posted by mikeloew View Post
What would you have done.
Not posted it, since you asked.
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Originally Posted by bamaboy473 View Post
Him or Her? She knew full well that reclining bothered the guy more than a little bit, and she continued to do it. They were both bull-headed about it, but she started it by continuing after being asked not to.
Your kidding right?

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