|Who was more wrong?
||[Nov. 17th, 2007|05:33 pm]
The Question Club
So, I was going with a tour group on a straight 11-hour flight. I am a vegetarian and had ordered vegetarian meals for the flight. When we board the plane, I discover that someone else from my group is sitting in my seat. When I tell him that he's sitting in my seat, he informs me that every single person in our group has decided to switch seats and that I need to find somewhere else to sit. I find a seat three rows up from him. When I sit down, I realize he is going to be receiving my vegetarian meals, so I send word back to him to take the vegetarian meal and I will take a standard meal and we'll switch. Predictably, when we are served food he does not follow my instructions. I am asleep, and when I wake up I am being served meat. I tell the flight attendant that I ordered a vegetarian meal but switched places with the seat it was supposed to go to, but she just shakes her head and says "No." I go back to the guy who is sitting in my assigned seat and ask him why he didn't switch meals with me as I had instructed. He tells me he had told the flight attendant to give the vegetarian meal to me but when they tried to they couldn't wake me up (?? I'm pretty easy to wake up). So I have to go an 11-hour flight without eating (because the second meal was pretty crap and I just picked at it).|
On the return flight, I announce way before we board that no matter what, I am not going to switch seats with anyone, and will take my assigned seat. I explain that this is because I am not going to go 11 hours without eating again. I make this very clear and repeat it a few times. When we board the plane, of course, this girl insists that I move because she has flight anxiety and she must sit *between* two specific guys on our trip. She has already made one guy who wasn't even if our tour group move to a different seat to sit next to one of the guys, but she tells me I *must* move because she *must* sit next to this second guy. I tell her I'm not going to move and to figure it out herself. I don't move. I get my vegetarian meal. I am happy.
So, was I being a bitch for not switching seats or was I in the right to insist I keep my assigned seat so I could EAT?
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