When you are angry at your partner for doing something wrong, you usually wait until you’re in the privacy of your home to bring anything up, but some people don’t understand this public decency. This situation was seen on a flight, and every passenger witnessed a breakup. A person decided to document the whole thing.
And so it begins
A passenger took to social media when they realized a bizarre thing. The passenger was sitting a few seats away from a couple when she realized the girl was in tears.
The man had broken up with her. As the plane took off, the passengers had to witness and endure the aftermath of the break-up, which included arguments, tears, and shouting.
That was harsh
Break-ups are the worst. If you imagine adding into the equation that the break-up is very public, you might feel awful too.
However, this doesn’t stop the man breaking up with his partner from declaring very clearly that if he could, he would switch seats with someone so they didn’t have to sit next to each other. With this came more tears and heartbreak. But, at this point, we are still in the dark about why they are breaking up and feel sorry for the girl.
The weird behavior starts
Passenger Kelly Keegs, who took to social media, stated that the couple were extremely loud and a bit of an annoyance, but nothing else. It wasn’t until the woman in the couple had begun to shriek, that people began to realize that there was something odd about their behavior.
It appeared that the couple didn’t even realize they were causing a scene. Either that or they just didn’t seem to care. But, this was only the beginning of the odd behavior, and the post-break-up argument continued to get worse.
He couldn’t stand her
During arguments, people tend to say extremely harsh things that they wouldn’t say otherwise. But, usually, these things are said without an audience, or without being 30,000 feet in the air. The man who initiated the break-up began to ask his new ex some very aggressive questions.
He asked why she was so surprised this had happened, acting shocked that she hadn’t realized how much he couldn’t stand her.
What else could she say?
Keegs quoted the conversation and wrote that the man said “I don’t care” and all the girl could come back with was “I’m glad you don’t care.” What else could she say? The guy she loved had just been dismissive of her emotions, said she means nothing to him and broke up with her.
She was probably lost for words. Although everyone around the couple was possibly getting more and more annoyed as time went on, there was a sense of empathy for the girl after the desperate come back.
Now it was her turn
At this point in the argument, the girl involved just didn’t care. She didn’t have anything left to lose as she had already been completely humiliated in front of a plane full of people. She began to say things that had been on her mind and give him a taste of his own medicine.
The passengers could tell that she was ready to erupt with everything she was feeling at that moment, as she well and truly reached boiling point.
She finally had a chance to speak her mind, and he had no escape or way of avoiding her comments. She began to raise her voice, shouting questions asking why she deserved to be treated in such a way.
This continued to baffle the other passengers, because it would appear that she genuinely didn’t have any idea why he was doing this. She mentioned a few times that he was bringing unnecessary things up, which caused everyone to question further about the things she didn’t want him to bring up.
At that point, everyone was confused. Nobody knew what was going on, but they did want to know more. The girl seemed to be under the impression that there was something wrong with her, and claimed she didn’t want to be ‘this girl,’ which is awful to hear someone say.
This caused everyone to feel even more sorry for the girl because not only did the person she loved no longer like her, she didn’t like herself either.
More red flags
She began to almost beg him to stay, saying that she wants to be the absolute best for him. This, to most people, would sound ridiculous, because being in a relationship is all about accepting your partner’s flaws.
However, she then continued to say that he is the one stopping her from being the best version of herself. This was another red flag, as most people say their significant other brings out the best in them, not the worst!
The passenger on social media didn’t mention the man saying anything in response to her statements, so it would appear that he went quiet and listened. The girl continued to hurl more unavoidable questions in his direction, which gripped the other passengers’ attention even more.
It would appear that most people sided with the girl, as they witnessed his icy tones and bluntness. It is what she goes on to say next that shocked everyone on board and made them all the more interested.
In a neutral voice, she asked if she was ‘just like the others,’ to which people immediately wanted to know exactly who the ‘others’ were. The girl asked whether he was beginning to phase her out which, by the looks of things, wasn’t the first time he had done this to someone.
This suggested that he had a history of treating women in this way, which caused more of the passengers to side with her. She was just one of the many women he had hurt.
A preempted break-up
He appeared to be completely unfazed by these accusations, which led people to believe they were true. It is one thing to end a relationship because it isn’t working for one of the people involved, but to seemingly preempt the break-up happening is a fairly low moral standard for someone to follow.
He may have experienced the same conversation many times before this one, which is why he appeared to be unaffected by the things she was saying.
He just didn’t understand
Upset didn’t even begin to describe how this girl was feeling, and who could blame her? She was being shouted at, in front of an entire plane full of people, and he didn’t seem to care. At this stage, it would appear that she was looking to evoke some kind of reaction from him.
She was shouting that he didn’t even understand why she was so upset, and it was very clear it was all getting too much for her. She began to accuse him of hating things about her.
Not giving anything away
It became apparent that she was looking for some sort of caring response to what she was saying, but he wasn’t giving her anything. She made comments about how he found it really easy to drop everything just like that, and doesn’t even show any sign of upset or guilt.
He appeared to be done with the whole conversation and wanting to move on from the situation as fast as possible. But, she was not okay with that.
Calming down the situation
“You need to calm down,” was the only phrase he could say after she had poured her heart out to him. No kind words, no form of comfort. Instead, the words that would annoy any vaguely irritated person: “calm down.”
Spectators believed that this was the worst thing he could possibly say to her, and found it rude and disrespectful. He showed no remorse for how she was feeling. She wanted the answers to her unanswered questions and she wanted them now.
Telling him how it is
Nobody ever says relationships are easy, in fact it is usually the opposite. This is a situation of miscommunication, as she thought the relationship was going somewhere and he didn’t. Although, most of the time people generally do feel like their relationship has a future, otherwise they wouldn’t be in it in the first place…
And she told him just that. He, again, offered no words of comfort or reassurance that he did feel something for her in the past. Instead he sat in silence.
Let her speak
“What was so special about you, anyway?” was the next question she threw at him. There wasn’t much more she could say, as he was just emotionless to everything she was saying.
He may have attempted to mumble a few words, but she demands he stops talking so she can finish what she has to say. He remained indifferent and unfazed by this as she continued to accuse him of being all sorts of things.
The plot thickens
This was when Charlotte was brought into the conversation. The woman said that she was going to ask Charlotte exactly what happened, which suggests she had had suspicions about something for a little while now.
She was potentially thinking that if he could hurt her in such a public and insensitive way, he could also have gone behind her back. Having said that, we could be reading way too much into this and actually, Charlotte was a relative or friend. The plot thickens.
Wait a second
Apparently, the couple then began to kiss each other, which confused all of the spectators and everyone who had been overhearing their conversation. Nobody could quite believe what was happening and began to question both of their mental states.
The whole argument seemed to fizzle out as if nothing had happened. That is not the grounds for a healthy relationship at all, and they have a lot of issues they both need to resolve if it is going to work out for both of them.
Taxi for one
The entire plane had been devoted to this argument for the whole flight, and now they were just displaying public displays of affection. People were fairly tolerant before, but now this was happening more people began to feel impatient.
One passenger questioned whether they would be taking separate cabs home, or whether they would go home together. The question was entirely valid, as throughout the whole flight the guy had been saying how little he liked her and made his feelings very clear.
The people of the internet couldn’t get enough of this story, they were lapping it up. But, like all things on social media, everyone had their own opinion on the matter and had to verbalize it at once.
The original broadcaster, Keegs, was flooded with comments and notifications regarding the couple and their argument. A story isn’t a story without others giving their opinion, it is partly why everyone loves social media so much! But this story seemed to leave the internet divided.
Just having a laugh
Given the popularity of the story, more and more people all over the world were able to give their opinion on the events that unfolded. People either believed that the original sharer had no right invading the couple’s privacy, or just loved the fact they had some juicy gossip to read.
The latter didn’t really care about the morals and were just looking for a lighthearted read to keep them entertained. The first group, however, found it disrespectful and rude, calling the other group selfish and nosy.
Don’t take it to heart
Obviously there are always good points on each side of an argument. The argument for the group who enjoyed reading the story mentioned that they were arguing in a very public place. They shouldn’t be surprised if people were listening and have no reason to be upset that what was happening was being posted online.
This group criticized the group who were defending the couple’s privacy, saying that they were being over sensitive and it was all just a little bit of humor and shouldn’t be taken to heart.
The group defending the couple were not going to give in and call the whole thing light humor. Instead, they kept their heads up and broadcasted their beliefs and why they felt what was done was wrong.
They were criticizing anyone who believed the original post online was okay, and said that they were all morally wrong. They argued that although the couple were in a public place, and that it may have been hard to ignore them completely, they should at least have the decency to try.
Just average people
Someone else brought up another interesting point of discussion online. They said that people are upset about this because they are ‘average people’. If they were celebrities, he continues to note, then they would have no issues with laughing and joking along with everyone else.
This argument was also tackled by someone who stated that they wouldn’t find it funny no matter who it was. Unfortunately, this is one of those arguments no one will win because there is absolutely no way of proving anything.
Calming their nerves
During the 50 minute flight, the couple insisted on drinking a fair amount. This is fairly common on flights as it is used to calm nerves a lot of the time, however, according to one passenger they looked as though they had already been drinking before anyone had even boarded the plane.
This is one of the worst things you can do. As if tensions weren’t already high because of this massive argument, adding drinking to the mix wouldn’t have gone down well at all.
Bit of a spillage
The next thing to happen really summed up the guy’s attitude perfectly. The guy proceeded to accidentally pour his drink over himself, and instead of dealing with it with grace and politeness, he instructed two flight attendants to help him instead.
Not a ‘thank you’ or ‘please’ in sight. To make matters worse, next to him sat his ex-girlfriend, who had her head in her hands and was sobbing quietly, probably trying to ignore the situation unfolding next to her.
Could have been scripted
Throughout all of this, does anyone recognize a scene unfolding? If anyone has watched Seinfeld, they may remember the scene where Elaine and her on/off boyfriend take a flight together. The flight results in a break-up, a get-back-together, a kiss and lastly another breakup.
Couples; they’re a nightmare, both in reality and fiction. This just goes to show how comical the events that were occurring were, considering a similar scene was scripted for a comedy TV show.
What’s the rush?
Obviously, the humor around this break-up was solely due to the fact they were on a plane, which was the exact same setting that Elaine and her boyfriend’s break-up took place. However, this may make you wonder why the boyfriend was in such a rush to end things then and there.
Why didn’t he just wait to end the relationship when the plane had landed? These kinds of questions make you wonder what pushed him so far that he had to call the relationship off immediately.
A fine line
Incredibly, a story can be broadcasted and read as it is happening. Can you imagine, without technology, we wouldn’t have stories like this. As technology advances, it has become our life and our way of knowing what is going on in the world.
We forget how incredible it really is and often take for granted how we can find something out at the click of a few buttons. But, with this new technology comes a fine line between what is okay to post and what breaches other humans’ privacy.
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