She Reclined Her Seat But He Couldn’t Recline His So He Punched Hers And People Are Arguing About Who’s Wrong

Flying is a horrible way to travel, but also miraculous. You can cross the entire United States of America in a matter of hours instead of the months it would take in a covered wagon. Maybe that’s why it feels like all the stresses of a year-long journey are crammed into every flight. You gotta pay for convenience somehow, and the main method of torture are your fellow passengers

A woman named Wendi Williams had a more egregious experience than usual plus video evidence of how horrible it was. In a clip posted to Twitter, a whole adult man can be seen rhythmically punching the back of her seat as he watches videos with earplugs in, sort of like how a child would do:


In an interview with Fox News, Williams says she initially reclined her seat and had the man tell her he was eating. She put her chair upright until he finished, then reclined again.

That’s when the punching began. She wrote, “He was angry that I reclined my seat and punched it about 9 times – HARD, at which point I began videoing him, and he resigned to this behavior. The other jackhole is the @AmericanAir flight attendant who reprimanded me and offered him rum!”


It is tight in the backseat, and that’s unpleasant. But if you don’t like when people are reclining their seats and are prone to violence, maybe pick another seat while booking your passage? There are a lot of people who think that the man had a right to be angry, but it can’t be comfortable to incessantly punch the back of a chair. His issue isn’t comfort, it’s wanting to control what everyone else does and make them deal with his feelings.

But the issue is still divisive, as everything on the Internet is:


Whatever anyone else thinks, Wendi Williams is done playing. She said that the flight attendant sarcastically suggested she call the FBI. So she is going to:


Wendi is done flying the friendly skies and she is reclining on all your necks.

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