This happened in 2006. I was in the US Air Force and deployed individually to Iraq (not with a unit). At the end of my rotation I also took the rotator back by myself. It was a commercial 747 the military paid to take a bunch of us to the US. Back then, we'd typically wear our uniforms, even on commercial flights. The guy in the seat next to me was similarly redeploying and also in his uniform. This was usually never a problem because Americans were typically very kind to Servicemen in their uniforms in public. (I cant say how it is now because that was a long time ago.)
We had a layover in Rammstein, Germany and civilians began boarding. These were mostly wives, children, and other dependents of those deployed to Europe. It had to be obvious those of us already on the plane were coming back from deployment. We were in desert patterned camo, glassy-eyed from mental and physical fatigue, and generally stunk of burn pit.
Well, this woman with a baby comes right up to my seat and an... keep reading on reddit ➡
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Andrew is hard at work on the next 1 Trait Danger video game, which will be much more extensive than the last.
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Answers will come at a leisurely rate. AMA, even if it is personal or a complaint about our music, if it is phrased seriously, I will give you my best answer.
Edit: There are a lot of questions! I can go all day, but the cutoff time for questions I'll be able to get to is 2 pm PST.
I saw a post on another subreddit that reminded me of this situation, and I'm curious to know what other people think. This happened nearly two years ago but my family still brings it up sometimes and says that I was in the wrong.
I was flying to visit my family and had an aisle seat, which I was very thankful for because I get kind of claustrophobic in middle or window seats. I was getting buckled up and everything, when a lady comes over with her two kids (maybe 4-5 years old. looked like twins). She sees me sitting there and asks if I would be willing to switch seats with her. I don't remember exactly where her seat was, I think it was a few rows behind mine and it was a window seat.
I didn't want to switch and I told her as much. She got very annoyed and asked me again, and again. The flight attendant told her we were going to take off soon, so the lady asked me to move yet again. When I said no, she said that it was fine, but I would have to watch her kids. I told her I wouldn't... keep reading on reddit ➡
My boyfriend and I went on the same flight, but he had mistakenly booked his seat right in front of me. A nice flight attendant noticed that we were together, and she told us that the plane wouldn't be full so she'd inform us if two adjacent seats would become available.
It was a small plane and had two seats on each side of the aisle. While my boyfriend was loading our baggage in the overhead bin, a woman sat on the window seat of his row. I thought it might be a good chance to sit together. I mustered up all the courage I had in me and started to talk to her.
"Hello Ma'am. Will it be alright if you switch seats with— "
"No. I don't want to switch seats. I want my window seat," she said haughtily and proceeded to stare out the window.
This discouraged me because I'm wary of confrontations. I decided to shut up. However, the flight attendant from before was behind us, and made way to the woman.
"Good morning, Ma'am. This lady asking—"
"I don't want to switch seats! I booked a sea... keep reading on reddit ➡
If you pee on the seat wipe it off. It’s nasty.
Around March of last year, I was just about 500 pounds and gaining. Through keto (low-carb) and minimal exercise, I've lost a decent amount of weight. I don't own a scale (because I murdered the last one at 483, and I'm not strong enough to deal with breaking another), but based on QOL changes, I know it's working.
This time last year, I had to buy a Bottom Buddy because I could no longer reach past my gut to wipe my own ass. For those that don't know, it's basically a stick with a nub on the end that you can scrunch TP/wipes into to take care of your business.
My last weight reading was mid-October, at 455 pounds (had a doc checkup, so I could use a scale that wouldn't explode). By that time, I no longer needed the BB, but I had to lift myself off the seat to lunge and wipe.
Unfortunately in December, I got struck with some emotional turmoil, coinciding with me running out of meds (thyroid and mental health) and losing my health insurance. It was a major stumble, and I reverted... keep reading on reddit ➡
So yesterday I went to my GF's house and picked her up to go on a small drive and just talk. She gets in the car and I drive off. About 20 minutes into the drive she says " Promise not to get mad at me" which I hate because obviously it's almost always something that would make you mad. She gestures at her seat-belt which was off and I was upset by this and told her so. I said that I was upset because "she didn't value her safety". She said she trusts my driving. I said I trust my driving as well, but it's not my driving I'm worried about. She refuses that answer and says "God has my safety in his hands" or some similar quote. Now we're both religious but that sentiment is ridiculous. God has a plan for everyone and we both believe that, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't get chemotherapy for your cancer and just pray instead.
I eventually said I wouldn't be driving anywhere unless she put her seat-belt on. She relented and did so, but she was obviously upset at me and I cut the nig... keep reading on reddit ➡
This is an embarrassing display by a team that was supposed to make a leap this year.
Obligatory: sorry for formatting I’m on mobile
This was a few years ago, when my dad and I(14f) were on a flight back home from India. Behind us there was a family of three, with their son behind me, and the mum behind my dad.
It was a night time flight and everyone was beat. It was also a small, budget-airlines with not much leg room. About 10 minutes into the flight, the kid behind me starts kicking my seat. To be clear, he wasn’t very little, maybe 9 or 10. I let my dad know and he politely asks him to stop, and he does.....for about 10 seconds. We tell him again ( more firmly this time), but no luck.
This is where the revenge starts. My dad reclines his seat as much as he can and when they ask him to put it up he doesn’t. They call the flight attendant(FA) and the jerk dad (JD) talks to him.
JD: this man put his seat down, and my wife is uncomfortable.
FA (while talking to my dad): would you like to keep it down?
My dad: yes please
FA: well then, he can if he wants to. Th... keep reading on reddit ➡
The train on the weekends is usually full to the point where you will have to stand in the bathroom at times. Many times I have stood for 3 hours during a journey simply because there were no seats. After that I started booking my seats online to avoid this problem. However sometimes people ignore the booking name on the seat and just sit anyway, especially when the train is full and they're desperate. This time it happened to be an old couple in their 70s. Am I an asshole for telling them they're sitting in the seat that I booked?
My name is Alaina Shearer and I am running for Congress in Ohio’s 12th District.
I’m not very fond of being told what to do. In fact, I’ve always been a bit of a rule breaker.
When I was a reporter. I was told - you can’t win that award. Until I did.
When I was a single mom - I was told - you’ll never get out of this, you’re done. Until I did.
When I started my own business in the middle of the Great Recession they told me - you can’t make it. Until I did.
When I decided to run for Congress - they told me - there’s no way you’ll flip the 12th.
Now, we’ve outraised my far right Republican opponent 3 to 1 and seen 20x the individual contributions. This is a grassroots movement in Ohio to flip a Congressional District for the first time in 37 years.
Some call me a “wild one.”
Hey, I’ll take it. That’s who I am because this is where I’m from. Ohio is my heart and my soul. And today I’m fighting for affordable healthcare, a proper COVID response, and expanded childcar... keep reading on reddit ➡
i’m looking for a book that will stimulate my brain. something so incredibly clever and mind boggling that all i can think about is the book. i want to read something that will amaze me so much that i’ll need to put it down and process it. i usually tend to read Y/A and murder mystery kind of stuff but i’m open to any suggestions. any help is much appreciated!!!
All my life I've been driving muscle cars because I thought that was the only way to get affordable succ. Today I drove a friends 2013 Ford Explorer and uh... taking off on the street? Far more succ than my mustang. Mustang seems to get more succlage on the highway? I don't fully understand why that is, if someone could fill me in on the logistics and science of the succ
What other succ cars am I missing? If SUVs succ surely trucks can give me a good ol suckening, right?
Don't care about number of seats or room in the car I don't have friends
10k or less I'm poor and trying to enjoy my life
I do a lot of road trips so yknow if it's good for that too that's a plus.
Somehow this isn't a troll post.
help me be succ'ened
This happened a bit ago before Covid, it was opening night of one of the new Star Wars movies so the theater was completely booked in advance. My family and two other families managed to book 12 of the best seats in the house, six in the center front row of the balcony and six right behind it. One of the families is notorious for being late so by the time we got into the theater the lights were off and the movie was just about to start.
When we got in the theater most of our seats had another group sitting in them. I’m guessing that when the seats were still open so close to the start of the movie they figured it was OK to sit there, either that or maybe somebody was already in their own seats when they went to sit down, I don’t know. We did look around the theater and of course there were no other groups of chairs open together, so we politely asked all the people in our seats to move and showed them our tickets. They got very angry saying that people were in their seats as well a... keep reading on reddit ➡