My international flight yesterday had a problem with the entertainment system, and the entire plane was forced to watch Anchorman.
For me, it was a few years ago visiting a friend for a week outside of Boston. Several times I got scolded for calling a younger woman "ma'am". Here in the South USA, we call every woman, even dogs, ma'am.
i (f30) am biracial. my mum is afro-jamaican and my dad is irish/ashkenazi jewish so my hair is extremely curly and i have a lot of it. i usually wear it braided to manage the heat and humidity but tomorrow is wash day so it’s currently loose. i had to pop over to the grocery store for a dinner party but the closest store was out of what i needed so i had to go to the (predominantly white) suburbs. on my way out, i feel something tugging in my head so i whip around.
there’s an older white woman, maybe mid to late 60s, withdrawing her hand. she says, “i just wanted to see how soft it is.” today was just not a particularly good day so i did yell at her. “is there a fucking petting zoo sign pinned to my back?” she immediately started stuttering and trying to explain herself, insisting that she didn’t mean any harm. i responded by asking, “if you wouldn’t pet a dog without asking first, what makes you think it’s normal to stick your filthy hands in a stranger’s hair?” she started crying and other people started coming over to see what the problem was so i just left.
i told the story to my husband (white, m42) and my parents (f57 and m67). my mom is on my side but my dad and husband are saying that i could have been more understanding to this woman so now i’m asking reddit.
edited to correct my mum’s age.
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I’m a flight attendant and I see it all. My #1 pet peeve that I WILL nag the whole cabin about is not wearing head phones while watching something (edit- when they have the volume up)
It also blew my mind when my dad said he never considers bringing a snack from home when he travels. I now bring him a sandwich when I pick him up from the airport, knowing he will be starving.