When Jessie Char arrived at her seat on a recent JetBlue flight, she witnessed the most glorious sight any airline passenger could ever hope to see:
An empty middle seat and an empty window seat.
The surprise was so beautiful that Char had to Tweet about it, right then and there:
On her flight home Long Beach to San Francisco, the 30-year old would get to relax with no concern over anyone’s elbows or any fellow passenger forcing her up to use the bathroom.
It’s what we all dream of when board a flight, right?
But then Char’s fantasy turned into a nightmare.
Prepared to maybe even lie across all three seats and squeeze in a nap, Char wrote a mysterious Tweet.
“You guys will never guess what happened next,” she teased to followers.
“I noticed one of the armrests collapse and so I looked over only to see a foot emerge from the row behind me,” Char explained to People Magazine, adding in horror:
“It was writhing around on one armrest and there was a significant amount of toe wiggling.”
No. Oh God… no.
This didn’t really happen, did it?
Yes, it did:
Char says she crouched down into her seat “to remain undetected.” She couldn’t help but snap a photo of the bare feet that will forever haunt her sleep.
And then things got even worse!
“While I was logging onto the airplane Wi-Fi, I saw the left foot stretch over to open the window, and then close it again,” she told The Today Show, which also picked this story up.
“I looked to the front and back for the nearest flight attendant and caught someone’s eye, but by the time she reached me the feet discreetly retracted back into the abyss of row 6.”
Why didn’t Char say something to this individual?
“I was in literal shock,” she told People. “I think I needed another human with me in the moment to reassure me I wasn’t just seeing things.”
Char’s tweet of the feet has been Liked on Twitter over 26,000 times and received over 5,000 retweets.
Will she ever fly again? Yes, of course, don’t be silly.
But she does have some advice for anyone who encounters a similar situation.
“I tried not to breathe super heavily while [the bare feet] were present,” she said.
She’s a better person than we are, that’s for sure.
Forget breathing heavy. We’d have drank heavily and then “accidentally” spilled our beverage on the inappropriate appendages extended across the seats next to us.
When she got up upon landing, Char said she spotted the woman who committed this traveling sin.
She’s in her mid 40s, Char estimates, and is approximately 5’3″.
So beware if you see someone who looks like this on your next flight! Prepare to take action!