This is just rude. I understand that some people aren’t familiar with Western customs, and should perhaps be forgiven for that, like the gentleman I once saw at the breakfast buffet at a Westin in his bathrobe (and nothing else).
— Donna Masiulewicz (@dmasiulewicz) April 9, 2022
However there’s a place where I think we have to draw a line and reject cultural relativism. Here it is.
NOPE. NO SIR. NO THANK YOU. pic.twitter.com/Fs7tjH5zDJ
— Margot McGowan Staebler Arno (@probably_margot) April 9, 2022
You don’t actually believe that stuff the airline tells you about their planes being thoroughly sanitized between flights – in the 240 seconds between when the last flight deplanes and yours started to board – do you?
— Kristi Hocutt (@KristiBHocutt) April 9, 2022
— Tony "The Bull" Spilotro @ BTC Miami (@tonyspilotroBTC) April 9, 2022
And what happens when this passenger gets up to use the lavatory? Sure, American Airlines Boeing 737s have sinks that aren’t deep enough and have had a backsplash problem (they adjusted the water pressure down to compensate). But it’s not sink backsplash that’s on the floor.
Then again, we all make errors in judgment on planes from time to time. This actually happened. In real life: