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Man praised for telling 'screaming' woman on plane to quiet down

Rhiannon Ingle

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Man praised for telling 'screaming' woman on plane to quiet down

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Even at the best of times, airplanes and airports in general are not the most relaxing places to be in.

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From crying babies and the chaos of duty free fanatics to sub-par toilet facilities - the last thing any of us need while on a plane is dealing with a particularly loud fellow passenger.

Well, unluckily for one chap, this was exactly the case and he has since been praised for telling the 'screaming' woman to quiet down.

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The man was congratulated for now he handled the situation. Credit: Daniel Fres / Pexels
The man was congratulated for now he handled the situation. Credit: Daniel Fres / Pexels

The man took to Reddit to share the anecdote on the 'Am I the A**hole' (AITAH) thread.

He titled the query: "AITAH For telling the lady 2 seats behind me on a plane she was screaming the whole flight?"

The jet-setter then launched into his recollection of events, starting by setting the scene.

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He explained that there was a woman 'two seats behind' him on the plane who 'talked extremely loud the entire flight'.

"I had earplugs in and it was piercing my ears," he added.

According to the man, he clearly wasn't the only one to have been disturbed by this woman's volume.

He continued: "After the flight landed, the lady across the aisle from me looked terrified and said they’re on her next flight."

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That was seemingly the final straw as the man then decided to take a stand against the pesky nosiness.

He recalled: "I got up and walked back and said, 'You guys are flying to Florida next right? You may want to consider being a little more quiet on your next flight. I had earplugs in and could hear you screaming the entire time.'"

After saying his piece, the man then 'turned back around' only to hear the woman's boyfriend calling him an 'a**hole'.

The man claimed he could still hear the woman two seats away with earplugs. Credit: Dylan Bueltel / Pexels
The man claimed he could still hear the woman two seats away with earplugs. Credit: Dylan Bueltel / Pexels
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"So I turned back and asked what he said," the man went on. "He told me I was an a**hole then the girl chimes in and said, 'We weren’t even talking loud.'"

The disgruntled flyer then showed the couple the earplugs in his hands and informed them: "I had earplugs in my ears two seats ahead of you, and I heard all about Frank's wedding, your nail appointment, feeding your dogs, your cellphone bill, the TV shows your mum watches."

I mean, that's some pretty damning evidence right there if you ask me.

The man then posed the question to Reddit: "Am I the a**hole?

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"The action I took was telling [at] the lady on the flight [because] she was screaming the whole time. I may be the a**hole because they told me I was an a**hole."

The post has since garnered nearly two thousand comments from people eager to share their verdict on the matter.

Some related to the woman in question, admitting that they too can sometimes be guilty of cranking up the volume a little too much when out and about.

The incident received some mixed responses from people online. Credit: Reddit / ibe404error
The incident received some mixed responses from people online. Credit: Reddit / ibe404error

One revealed: "I can talk loudly by accident. I grew up with a loud family and when I get excited I can get super loud and not notice.

"My husband lets me know when I do it so I take it down a notch. If a stranger did I would be super embarrassed but apologise and move on."

Another echoed: "I honestly don't realise when I'm talking loudly, until it's called to my attention. Then I'm embarrassed, because I don't intend to be loud."

Others, however, were more than happy to defend the bloke's corner.

One Reddit user declared: "If you could hear them from two seats back even without earplugs they're definitely talking way too loud."

A second sympathised: "I got a headache just reading the post. I hate loud talking. That had to be miserable."

"I know someone like this," penned a third. "They want people to hear. They think they’re interesting and doing everyone a favour."

Ouch.

What do you make of it?

Topics: US News, Real Life, Travel

Rhiannon Ingle
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