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    Was heading back to UK from AMS and got seated unfortunately next to a fat lazy looking bloke. My initial misgivings were proven true when he decided all of a sudden to attack me with all sorts of IT things he had just read.
    I felt like I was being strangled and to make matters worse he attempted to convince me to go with him to meetups or something. I think its some sort of speed dating because he did look like someone who hadn't had any in his lifetime

    Anyway I called for a stiff drink and dozed off before any further damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullyautomatix View Post
    Was heading back to UK from AMS and got seated unfortunately next to a fat lazy looking bloke. My initial misgivings were proven true when he decided all of a sudden to attack me with all sorts of IT things he had just read.
    I felt like I was being strangled and to make matters worse he attempted to convince me to go with him to meetups or something. I think its some sort of speed dating because he did look like someone who hadn't had any in his lifetime

    Anyway I called for a stiff drink and dozed off before any further damage.

    What do you all think of flight etiquette?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    Sorry, I thought you looked a bit lonely. I won't bother next time...
    something tells me he'll not have a choice

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    not as bad as dutch people who insist on reclining their seat fully for the entire flight, when they are sitting in front of you for 12 hours

    I can understand air rage after that

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullyautomatix View Post
    Was heading back to UK from AMS and got seated unfortunately next to a fat lazy looking bloke. My initial misgivings were proven true when he decided all of a sudden to attack me with all sorts of IT things he had just read.
    I felt like I was being strangled and to make matters worse he attempted to convince me to go with him to meetups or something. I think its some sort of speed dating because he did look like someone who hadn't had any in his lifetime

    Anyway I called for a stiff drink and dozed off before any further damage.

    What do you all think of flight etiquette?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fullyautomatix View Post
    Anyway I called for a stiff drink and dozed off before any further damage.
    It's a good thing you managed to doze off....


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    There's always 'feck off!' - that normally works, for me, anyway
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