I think it’s safe to say that most folks out there are decent people and they’d never want to embarrass anyone for any reason.
But sometimes things like that can happen inadvertently, ya know?
And the young woman who wrote this story on Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole?” page is feeling guilty about what happened because of her on a flight.
Check out her story and see if you think she was out of line.
AITA for embarrassing a plus sized passenger on a flight?
“I (19F) just got off a flight from Las Vegas to New York. My assigned seat was a middle seat, and both people next to me were plus sized.
I wouldn’t have any problem with this in any other situation, but plane seats are terribly small and neither of my neighbors were able to fit comfortably into their seats.
On either side of me, my seat neighbor’s shoulder was on top of mine and their thigh was on top of mine as well. It was a pretty long flight and was kind of uncomfortable, so about an hour and a half through, I walked up to the flight attendant and explained the situation as privately and gently as I could, and I asked if there were any other seats available. She managed to find a seat a few rows behind mine that I could sit in.
Getting my bag from under the seat in front of me and moving was pretty awkward, but the rest of the flight went fine. After I got off, though, the woman I was previously sitting next to was waiting for me.
She essentially told me that I had embarrassed her and the other man and that traveling while plus-sized is hard enough without “people treating fatness like a contagious disease”. She also said that I made it a public demonstration to everyone that plus sized passengers are an “inconvenience” and opened the door to fatphobia on flights.
I really didn’t mean for it to come across that way, but I can understand how it did and everyone on the flight saw me move, so now I’m wondering whether I should have just stuck it out, it’s wasn’t like I was being suffocated or anything.
Check out what folks had to say about this on Reddit.
This reader said she’s NTA and said she didn’t make a scene at all.
Another individual said she’s NTA and they have some insight into this topic.
And one Reddit user said they’ve been in this situation as a large person and they would be the one who was embarrassed.
What do you think?
Let us know in the comments.
Thanks a lot!