Allow me to state categorically that if you have a foot fetish then you have two things – a foot fetish and a problem. Feet are nasty. Anyone who says otherwise is wrong, plain and simple. And feet poking through the opening between my seat and the seat next to me on an airplane are the nastiest of all.
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Would an announcement requesting passengers to please keep their smelly feet contained within their hopefully less smelly socks do any good? And do we need to extend the request to include underwear?
Sleeping is typically a private matter. We allow ourselves to do it in our homes or hotel rooms, when no one other than our close family is around. With the notable exception of airplanes.
A discussion is initiated as the result of a reader’s question to Road Warriorette. And the crux of the question seems to be, “Why should I have to sit between two traveling companions when one of them is big and smelly?”
It is difficult to imagine anything that throws regional differences into sharper relief than air travel. And so, developing air travel etiquette standards is fraught with complications.