(via phone during my flight back to California yesterday)
A plastic cup of chardonnay... compliments of Horizon Air. I hate Horizon Air for the cramped airplanes but the complimentary select alcoholic beverages certainly makes up for it and makes the ride a little smoother. And if I happen to fall asleep from it, then it would make the ride shorter.
I am sitting here on the plane next to an older lady who is quietly enjoying her book. I want to give her a hug, but that would be too weird to hug a stranger on a plane. Why? Because the assholes sitting across the aisle from us deserve a smack upside their heads for believing that their days would be better and lives are more grand if they were to give others a miserable time... and actually acting on it. As I was boarding my plane, I saw the sadness in her eyes as the jerks laughed and made rude indirect comments about her weight. I saw that she was in my seat and I looked around to see if there was another seat available. There wasn't. I let her know quietly that she was in my seat and as she struggled to get up to let me through, the dimwits laughed and made absurd sounds... again, in mockery of her weight. I snapped a quick turn and gave them this look... a stare that without words, told them to shut the f*ck up. They turned it down a little and tried to contain their immature laugh. Even so, I know that my b*tch stare worked. Little did they know that if I could have, I would have taken off my belt and choked them with it. We are halfway through our ride now and they are drinking the complimentary beer. How I wish I can just pour it all over their heads.
Now, you might think what I just said was mean and harsh, but you'd have to admit... its well deserved. Who are you to judge and mock someone the way that they did? People are fighting battles every day. What it is, only they know... the story behind it all, that is. Why add fuel to a fire that is already burning someone's emotions? What are you benefiting from it?
The battle that the "jerks" are fighting, I don't know what it is... but I can tell you that making others feel bad about themselves is not going to help them win.
If I am sitting here typing a blog with my phone (too lazy to try to get my laptop from the overhead compartment), then it shows how upset I am.
Hypocritical of me to give them labels like "assholes", "jerks", and "dimwits", huh? Heck... what do I know? I am fighting my own personal battles and just trying to help one with hers... silently.