I could never become a medical doctor because blood makes me squeamish. That’s about it, though – most things do not bother me. Except bare feet. I don’t know how those people with permanently dirt-stained, calloused feet can stand it: I hate to even take my socks off and avoid beaches like the plague. Some people have a foot fetish but I have an aversion to feet. Especially on an airplane.
Which leads me to my point – what is it about people that makes them comfortable enough to take their socks off on an airplane? And if that is not bad enough, they put their feet on the bulkhead or seat in front of them. And if that is not bad enough, they use the lavatory with their socks off. And now I’ve seen something that really takes the cake – using your toes to summon a flight attendant or operate your overhead reading light.
A United FA snapped a picture of a first class passenger in the act —
So forget my aversion to feet for a moment.
Who does this?
I find such action shockingly distasteful, rude, and inconsiderate.
Like the guy who has forgotten his deodorant for the last week or must have had a plate of refried beans for lunch, when I see actions like this it makes me want to put on my eyeshade and make it all disappear.
So what do you think? A smart way to avoid the nasty germs all over the overhead passenger service unit or a disgustingly rude move? Or perhaps just in-flight yoga?