So I said to Jac after boarding the plane and seeing the person in front sit down "this guy looks like the sort of a****** who puts his seat back". Sure enough we hadn't even taxied out and it was back. Air Asia has plenty of leg room on long haul flights but locally they are built for, well Asians, with their little stumpy legs.
Now it's not enough that my little Asian mate in front looks like he ran full ball into a brick wall and cushioned the impact with his face. I want to cause him pain. I want his legs to be wedged up his anus sideways. Maybe if I stare at the beginning of his bald patch hard enough it will burst in to flame. But then it got me to thinking is he really to blame? Should my anger be aimed at the airlines or plane builders who allow seats to recline. I mean people will often take the option given to them to better their meaningless little lives with the thrill of that 3 inch recline to the detriment of us poor b*****s behind. So why is that option there? Most of us don't love flying but realize it is a means to an end. So why add to the frustration of this experience by giving people the option of creating more angst in our little tube in the sky? So for the sake of the majority of us non seat recliners get rid of those little buttons, fix the seats in to a single position and let me have my 6 inches of friggin' leg room that I know will be mine from the beginning of the flight until the end.
So while I sit here making threats in my head about what I am going to do to my ugly little friend in front, I know that I will neither say or do anything at all no matter how annoyed I am. I will take solace in the fact that nature was not very kind to this man and hold out for a future where someone in a position of power at the airlines may fly economy at some stage and feel the error of their ways.