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Nullo's avatar

How would you handle this? (sorta NSFW)

Asked by Nullo (21833 points ) June 22nd, 2011

So you’ve boarded the plane and as you’re settling in to what will be your entire world for the next few hours, this guy [sorta NSFW] plops down in the seat next to you.

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jonsblond's avatar

If I didn’t have the window seat, I’d ask to have it. I don’t want to have his package in my face if he needs to get up. ;)

Bellatrix's avatar

Uncomfortably probably. However, he paid for his seat. As long as he isn’t breaking any aviation rules, he should be allowed to sit in it. Do planes have a dress code? His clothing isn’t unsafe, just odd!

zenvelo's avatar

I would ask immediately to be moved. I can’t believe they allowed him to fly like that. I would object to a woman dressed the same way.

US Airways seats are yucky enough as it is. No need to add more ass cheeks to the fabric.

FutureMemory's avatar

I’d ask him if he wants to be part of the Mile High club.

Coloma's avatar

Hahaha… I think it’s hilarious!
Pretty off the wall, but hey, I’m of good humor, I’d enjoy telling the story of my seat mate, and, I’d probably strike up a conversation with the guy, just for the literary fodder. lol

Coloma's avatar

I think he needs a wig though, somethings missing! lol

Blackberry's avatar

I don’t care, but I won’t lie and say I’m going to start a conversation with him.

Jude's avatar

I’d hope that he’d have a clean ass when sitting down next to me. And, when he gets up, that he doesn’t have “hungry bum” (parts of his ass were touching the seat). Nasty. I don’t want to see his nutsack hanging out either.

Other than, that I wouldn’t care.

Photosopher's avatar

I’d say “Thank you Jesus” and pull out my cameras for a full spread complete with as much interview we could fit into our limited time together. I just hope his pecker doesn’t dribble.

FutureMemory's avatar

Hehe, @Jude said nutsack.

Coloma's avatar

I’ve flown out of SFO quite a few times, always one of the best airports for people watching. :-D

This really should be in social, way too much room for banter

zenvelo's avatar

@Coloma This was Fort Lauderdale to Phoenix. Those Arizonans are pretty crazy.

Jeruba's avatar

I’d be a little surprised, and my expression might show that. But I probably wouldn’t say anything, unless maybe it’s “You might want to get hold of a blanket while there’s some left.”

I’d also hope he wouldn’t have to cross in front of me. I wouldn’t care to have anyone’s practically bare bottom, male or female, dragged past my nose without my having expressed prior interest.

Otherwise I imagine I’d be watching out of the corner of my eye for some probably entertaining reactions on the part of other passengers. Perhaps I’d find myself remarking, “They don’t seem to be taking this very well. Do you get that reaction a lot?”

SavoirFaire's avatar

I’ve sat next to worse. I’d glance, I’d smile, I’d go back to my book.

obvek's avatar

Fuck those fucking fuckers. That kid was coming back from the funeral of a murdered high school classmate.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

I could:
• Get the fart machine going and gas him away from me,
• Find out if he was an atheist and pray over him.
• Spill hot coffee on him.
• Stare at him funny the whole fight without uttering a word.
• Sing to myself acappella to myself, that would clear out all of 1st class alone.
• Play the radical Black Muslim card about wiping out the ”Blue-eyed Devil”
• Stuff a roll of socks in my pants and grin at him the whole way licking my lips.
• Fart some more.

FutureMemory's avatar

@obvek What does that have to do with…anything?

perspicacious's avatar

I would ask the airline personnel to move one of us. I would not want to, in fact I don’t think I would, sit next to him for several hours. There is nothing wrong with having basic dress codes for public places, especially when people are forced to be in such close proximity to each other. I can hardly stand sitting that close to strangers when all of them are covered, much less this.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Maybe he was mocking the security by avoiding the pat search, whould you want to pat him down?

Plucky's avatar

I think I’d handle it just fine. I’d have my first glance ..trying not to look too shocked. I’d treat him like I would anyone else. If he was very talkative and friendly, I’d probably ask what the occasion was. Seeing other’s reactions would certainly be amusing. If anyone was rude to him, I’d probably defend the guy (unless he was a complete jerk). However, if he had to cross in front of me? I would hold my breath and turn my head. I don’t want anyone’s uninvited bare butt germies in my face. At least he looks rather hygienic though.

@Jude and @Jeruba ..your posts made me giggle.

Buttonstc's avatar

@FutureMemory

I’m assuming that Obvek’s post was an observation about the discrepancy between the arrest of the (black) football player for wearing significantly MORE clothing (and appropriate clothing at that) compared to this dimwitted jerk.

(they made reference to this point in the article accompanying the pic) so if you didn’t read it, your confusion is understandable.

Lord knows I’m no fan of the “pants on the ground…lookin’ like a fool with your pants on the ground” trend among so many young people nowadays, but this kid only had the upper part of his boxers visible, no exposed skin and no nutsack and bare ass cheeks displayed for all the world to see.

And do I think that race played a part in these two separate incidents ? Yes, I think that’s pretty obvious when comparing the two incidents.

And I also think that it’s jerks like this who create negative stereotypes of transgender folks in the public’s eye. The vast majority of transgender people try their best to just blend in while staying true to themselves. The do their best to minimize anybody “reading” them. They don’t go out of their way to make a ridiculous spectacle of themselves. For the most part they just want to live in peace like the rest of us.

This guy is far more of an exhibitionist than he is a serious trans person and it’s obvious by his choice of attire.

That’s a ridiculous clothing choice for any female in public, whether a biological one or otherwise.

It’s obvious he’s doing it for shock value. The other kid was simply dressing the way he normally does in his down time away from his job. I’m not enthused about that look either but it is so far removed from how egregious is the conduct of this jerkoff.

I would definitely demand a seat change and if the flight attendant asked for a reason, I would simply shoot him/her a look and rhetorically ask “isn’t it obvious? It’s not that I’m particularly prudish about extremely revealing clothing or even nudity. But there’s a time and place for everything.

Its much more that I just find this guy’s attitude so extremely annoying beyond description for two basic reasons.

1) the incalculable collateral damage he’s doing to tons of transgender folks who merely want to be allowed to live their lives in peace without discrimination.

And secondly because he has no regard for the normal manners, common courtesy and decorum practiced by the majority of kinky folks of one type or another who firmly believe in keeping their kinky activities in the privacy of their own homes or in the company of others of like mind. When you choose to blatantly display it before the public at large, you’re basically involving them in your scene without their consent. That’s a big no-no.

The general motto I’ve read is: “safe, sane and mutually consensual.”

He fails miserably on the last two points. It’s neither consensual nor sane to fly dressed like that. And if there were any type of accident involving fire or a water landing , it’s not safe to be dressed like that either.

He’s basically being an egotistical selfish a**hole and that just pisses me off.

FutureMemory's avatar

@Buttonstc I meant why does it matter where the pants on the ground guy was coming from?

That kid was coming back from the funeral of a murdered high school classmate.

He states that as if it’s a reason to excuse him from wearing his clothing appropriately.

Buttonstc's avatar

I see what you mean but I didn’t read it that way. I think the point he was making was that an arrest over something so minor was the last thing that guy needed on the heels of such a devastating loss.

Wearing baggy pants in public is certainly not a life or death matter and pretty damn small potatoes at that. No wonder he just simply refused to change.

My own attitude would have likely been similar if someone wanted to start fussing about me and my clothing which certainly didn’t nearly rise to the level of public indency as the idiot dressed only in sexy lingerie of the opposite gender simply cuz he wanted attention.

I live on the outskirts of a major metro area so have encountered plenty of baggy pants young men and I swear I thought their pants were going to fall completely down each time. But somehow they never do. I don’t know how they manage that, but they invariably do. I have no idea what their gravity-defying secret is.

:D

But as much as I deplore the entire trend and think it looks so slovenly, the one who should have had the book thrown at him was Mr. Nitwit Lingerie. Hands down. Not even close to a tie IMHO.

So why did he get a pass while the baggypants guy (whose clothing choice was so mundane I doubt most other passengers even took notice of it) get carted off to jail ?

Interesting Q to ponder, don’t you think.

Bagardbilla's avatar

I’d compliment him on how lovely he looked and anticipate a rather interesting conversation to ensue. Come on, people! How often does one get the opportunity to corner a gem of personality like that… just think of all the things you’ve always wanted to know, but just never found the right… Guy. :)

ucme's avatar

I’d have asked him how the hell he managed to smuggle that budgie through customs ;¬}

Seelix's avatar

I wouldn’t say anything. Just another passenger. I see men and women dressed like that and more strangely on Yonge Street every day.

King_Pariah's avatar

How drunk am I?

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