Ask Amy: Flight or fight? These passengers choose both
Dear Amy: On a short airplane flight, I was seated next to a woman who chatted to me nonstop about this and that, while I listened and smiled politely.
When she started to voice opinions that I didn't share and didn't want to discuss, I tried to wrap up the conversation and turned to my phone.
I texted my daughter an unkind remark about the woman, which the woman saw; she would have had to make an effort to see what I was writing.
The woman became upset, and I felt terrible.
I apologized profusely. The flight attendants even got involved.
We were both silent for the rest of the flight.
At the time I chastised myself for writing something snarky about my seatmate, but the more I thought about it, I wondered if I needed to feel so bad.
After all, the remark had not been directed at her and she took it upon herself to read a private communication.
What do you think?
– Testy Traveler