Giving Spinsters A Bad Name


Do some people use "being single" as an excuse for bad behavior?

Last week I was on a crowded flight to New Orleans.  A woman boarded with her young son who was, I'm guessing, between 6 - 10 years old.  The airline was unable to give them seats together so Mom was seated in around row 5 and Son was seated in, say, row 9.

The mother politely asked the woman seated next to her son if she would mind trading seats with her so mother and son could sit together.  The Mean Lady seated next to the woman's son said "No", and refused to move.

I was dumbfounded.  For two reasons.  1.  Who wants to sit on a 3-hour flight next to a kid that's not yours?  And 2., far more importantly…Continue reading…