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Wednesday, March 15, 2006 

If you don't use the whole seat, why pay for it?

So I was looking over some pictures of my trip to Torino and I recalled that my Olympic friend Rita from Philly metioned that she sat next to a weight-challenged individual at the Lady's Figure Skating Free Skate Finals that used more seat than he was entitled too. We've all had our fat days (I should know), but it kind of sucks to be a victim of that when you travelled thousands of miles and paid 300 Euro for you seat to the biggest show of the Games. I came across this Craigslist "Best of" that would fit Rita's situation perfectly:

denver.craigslist.org > rants & raves > dear fat girl on the plane to charlotte: you owe me $35
last modified:Thu Jan 05 19:16:02 2006

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dear fat girl on the plane to charlotte: you owe me $35

Reply to: anon-123004852@craigslist.org
Date: Thu Jan 05 19:13:11 2006

you were so, so nice. i'm not taking that away from you. you asked me about my book and where i was going, and i replied though i am ashamed to say i could not look you in the eye because i was so CRAZY PISSED.

a typical plane seat in economy class is approximately 17 inches. breaking down my 9.2-hour roundtrip journey, i paid approximately $127 for those 17 inches. by my most modest calculations, you owe me $27.70 for the four inches of comfort and privacy you robbed me of. let's round that figure up to $30 for that spot where your massive thigh was rubbing against me the whole 2.5-hour flight. add another $5 (again modest) for our shared armrest having to be up because you could not fit in the seat when it was down. if i wanted to put my seat back, i had to pretend like it wasn't embarrassing for you (yes, i was concerned about your feelings, too) for me to ask you to lean forward so i could pull out the armrest a little and push in my button. good thing i didn't want to see the in-flight movie.

i by no means hate fat people. i believe in the freedom to do or eat anything you want so long as it does not infringe on my freedom. this is purely a matter of financial injustice.

i'm just saying that if you need two seats, pay for two seats. don't hate on the skinny girl who paid just as much, if not more, for those precious 17 inches of limited plane space.

if you're out there, please mail $34.63 before january 8 or $34.61 after (i'll pay for the stamp--it's only fair).
  • this is in or around new england
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