Mum tells passenger to 'mind your own business' as her child ‘screams’ during flight
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Passenger behaviour on planes is very much talked about online, from young babies screaming to the divided debate as to whether or not you should clap when the plane lands (FYI, the answer to that one is a firm no).
The woman in question sat next to the mum and her child on the plane, and as kids can sometimes be on planes, he/she was apparently misbehaving.
The anonymous woman claimed that the youngster started 'stomping and screaming', with the mum reluctant to intervene.
The woman took to the 'AmItheA**hole' Reddit forum to explain the full event and to ask whether she was in the wrong for making a comment about the child's behaviour to the mother.
She wrote: "I (21 F) was flying on a plane from Texas to LA for a job and was sitting next to this mom in her late 20s with a child who looked to be about 3-4 years old.
"We sat in an aisle seat while the mom sat at the window seat, her child in the middle and I was sitting on the edge.
"About 20 minutes into the flight her child started standing up on the seat and stomping while mildly screaming.
"All this while the moms nose was in her phone the whole time."
The woman then explained how she tried to get the attention of the mum in a more subtle way by making eye contact.
But the woman explained that the mum never looked up from her phone, leaving the woman in a bit of a predicament.
She continued: "I thought maybe after like 10 mins the child would get tired and sit, low and behold, the child didn’t.
"I tapped the mom on her shoulder and told her that she should watch her child and tell him to sit down.
"She gave me a dirty look and told me to mind my own business."
The post has garnered a big reaction on Reddit, with many siding with the woman that the mum should be doing more to ensure her child is well behaved on the flight.
"That mother needs to pay attention to her very obvious rowdy child," one person said.
A second added: "She made it your business when her indifference to her child resulted in the child making a scene and impacting you."
Meanwhile, a third remarked: "I have ZERO sympathy for parents who don't parent, then act offended when people don't want to listen to their screaming kid."