Comedian Kumail Nanjiani tweets about fellow airline passenger taking off pants during a flight
Even if you're jetting off to an incredible destination, being stuck on an airplane is often tedious – and occasionally, one passenger just insists on making the experience just a little bit worse for everyone. That was the case recently for comedian Kumail Nanjiani, who is known for his role on the show Silicon Valley. Thankfully, he tweeted about his run-in with an obnoxious fellow-flyer so the world could join in the passenger shaming.
Tweet storm. I was on a plane a couple of days ago. A guy took off his jeans & lounged around in his boxers with his feet up on the wall. pic.twitter.com/CHcsWXnlNB
After 4 hours, a flight attendant finally said "Could you please put your feet down? People are walking through here." 40 second stare down.
5 mins go by & he thrusts one foot back up like a fist raised against an unjust sky. pic.twitter.com/HsYGAK6TO8
This guy was rude to the staff the entire time. If he didn't get the flight attendant's attention, he would slam his fist on the armrest.
Before boarding, he stood right at the gate 30 mins early. Wheelchairs went around him. "I can't wait to get in there & get my pants off!"
Descending. No jeans. Right before landing, he stands in the aisle, in defiance of decency & lighted seatbelt signs. He puts on his jeans. pic.twitter.com/s2pa4draEJ
He walks off the plane. No police is waiting for him. No justice. He adjusts his belt, and the monster blends into a crowd.
Best part: The movie he chose to watch through his hairy thigh "V"? Florence Foster Jenkins. About a woman who can't READ THE ROOM. The End.
While taking off your pants on a flight may be an odd choice, it is certainly not the only case of a passenger behaving badly on a flight.
Last year, a writer at the Boston Globe also sparked a lot of online attention after he Tweeted when a passenger in front of him swung her ponytail in front of his screen. Naturally, the incident renewed interest in stories of airline passengers and their occasionally bizarre in-flight choices.
The experience is common enough that there is even an Instagram account called Passenger Shaming, which collects photos of badly-behaved airline guests. The account also makes it clear that Nanjiani’s fellow passenger stripping mid-flight is, unfortunately, not an isolated incident.