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Parents! WTF!

What is the deal with some parents these days? I was on a commuter flight this morning, minding my own business sitting next to the window in an otherwise empty row on a flight with open seating, when two mothers with little girls about 6 or 7 boarded. Now, being before 9am Monday morning, I was not thrilled but I could deal with the prospect of one mother and child sitting next to me for the flight of an hour and change. What happens instead? The second mother asks her kid if she wants to sit by the first. The mothers proceed to put both little girls in my row and sit two rows behind. WTF! It took me all of 30 seconds to go from not wanting to be annoyed by said children to realizing that in an emergency, I did not want to be responsible for them. I looked around, found another empty seat and moved. Now, even with an open seat with the children, neither mother moved to sit with them. 

Am I alone in thinking this is incredibly wrong? Was I really supposed to supervise children whose parents don't want to be bothered with them? Were they going to try to get up and get to their kids in the event of an emergency? What would anyone else have done in my position? I'm honestly curious.

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lifeasanamazon
Aug. 1st, 2006 06:50 am (UTC)
You're right and they're fucking idiots.

There.

That kind of thing makes me so angry. Good on you for moving.
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