Allow me to continue my rant on plane behavior for a moment here. After cat lady put her giant fluffy white cat back in the mesh bag and took her seat across the aisle from me I heard a strange voice say “Scuze me lady. We’re going to be your neighbors!” I looked up to see a woman with short short curly hair, think Annie, motioning for me to get up so she and her very docile (maybe sedated?) husband could squeeze into the seats next to me. As they made their way into the row with various pieces of luggage, knapsacks, food items etc. (essential for the marathon flight between Austin and Houston), I was surprised to see that Alas! There was some longer curly hair pulled into a ponytail on the back side of this woman’s head. It is important for me to point out to you the mullet-in-disguise, to hopefully prepare you for the disturbing behavior that ensued.

Once the couple finished situating themselves and all the items that would help them pass the time during the treacherous 29 minutes that lie ahead, we all settled in and prepared for take off. Again, this flight is 29 minutes from take off to landing. For the next 20 minutes, the lovely lady next to me whined, fidgeted, and let out an uncountable number of heavy sighs while moving from head on tray, head on husband, head on tray, head on husband, just trying to fall asleep. 29 minutes people.

Then, with about 2 minutes left of flight time, she figured it out! It was her uncomfortable bra that was keeping her from sleeping through this unbearably long flight. So what did she do? Well, she did what any sane person in her situation would do. She removed her bra! Mid flight, small plane, 29 minutes.

She was not a small person, she was not a young person, she definitely did not have small boobs, and she did think that it was appropriate to take her bra off so she could make it through the last two minutes of flight 457 to Houston in comfort.

Now all of us women know the trick to taking your bra off with out exposing the ladies. And we have all been in a time and place where it was called for. That is not the issue here. 29 minute flight. Let’s avoid the possibility of making the humans around us uncomfortable by refraining from taking our pets out and removing our bras when we are trapped in a small capsule in the sky.

Unacceptable small plane behavior that I witnessed today:
Cat out of bag
Taking bra off
Taking shoes, AND Socks off (29 minutes)
Bringing 2 large pieces of luggage and a backpack on a small commuter flight without checking them.
Bringing 2 large pieces of luggage and a backpack on a small commuter flight without checking them, while being the last person to get on the plane, then bitching about having no where to put your 10 days worth of shit.
Being the last person on the plane, putting your luggage above row 23, sitting in row 3, but not letting people get off before you go all the way back to 23 to grab your shit and get off the plane.

I feel better. Thanks folks. I am on the same flight back to Austin this evening. Will let you know how it goes.