Getting on and off a commercial flight has its own rhythm to it that rarely varies. When the plane lands, half the passengers stand up and start preparing to rush off as soon as they’re allowed, moving quickly and efficiently so everyone can get to their next destination.
One baffling video posted to Twitter over the weekend shows a white woman determined not to let that mass exit go off without a hitch.
The video starts off with the woman in question holding her arm out so that the passengers behind her on the plane simply could not get off. It’s completely unclear why she’s doing this, as it’s apparent everyone in the front of the plane has already left, and she’s making no moves to exit the plane herself.
A flight attendant asks her if she’s going to get off the aircraft, and the Black woman she is immediately blocking tells her that she needs to get off the plane so she can use the bathroom.
The white woman continues ignoring them both, so the Black woman eventually simply pushes through the other passenger’s arm — at which point she just starts screaming as if she’s being attacked, tries to elbow the woman back, and grabs her coat as she walks by.
The shocked flight attendant comments to the white woman that she just saw her attack the other passenger, to which the white woman tells her to “go out of here.”
“Excuse me, I work here, ma’am. Alright?” the flight attendant says. “Get off the aircraft please.”
People on Twitter were completely lost as to what on earth was wrong with this woman.
And the flight attendant’s appalled look is all of us.
But no matter how or why any of this started, this was clearly a ridiculous way to handle basically any situation.
Maybe the TSA should start requesting proof that passengers got good marks in kindergarten for playing well with others before letting them board any flight.