Polite passenger seat swap on plane backfires with ‘disgusting’ foot antics: ‘It’s disgusting’
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Polite passenger seat swap on plane backfires with ‘disgusting’ foot antics: ‘It’s disgusting’

A passenger who switched seats with another passenger's child was terrified after being exposed to the traveler's bare feet for half the flight.

A passenger who switched seats with another passenger’s child was terrified after being exposed to the traveler’s bare feet for half the flight.

Another day, another nightmare at 30,000 feet.

This time, a passenger who had swapped seats with another passenger’s child was terrified to be exposed to the traveler’s bare feet for half the flight. They detailed the pedi crime in a post that is currently circulating on Reddit.

“Dad does this the whole flight,” an anonymous Redditor complained about a “disgusting” incident that took place aboard an unspecified plane flight.

According to the post, the person who was violating pedestrian regulations on board the plane asked if the passenger could switch seats with his son so that the child could sit by the window (another increasingly controversial issue in the not-so-friendly skies).

The Redditor said he obliged because he “didn’t have the heart to say no,” adding that the father “looked very happy about it.”

“I take the middle seat on the middle island and dad takes care of it the entire flight,” the Redditor wrote under a photo of a passenger's pedigo crime.  Reddit/-kizza-“I take the middle seat on the middle island and dad takes care of it the entire flight,” the Redditor wrote under a photo of a passenger's pedigo crime.  Reddit/-kizza-

“I take the middle seat on the middle island and dad takes care of it the entire flight,” the Redditor wrote under a photo of a passenger’s pedigo crime. Reddit/-kizza-

However, the passenger – who was now sitting in the “middle aisle seat” next to his dad – realized the gesture was a mistake when the man took off his shoes and socks mid-flight and walked barefoot for the rest of the trip.

The attached photo shows the perpetrator lounging with his bare teeth sticking out into the Redditor’s space like a Japanese Izakaya in the sky.

The Redditariat was horrified by the man’s podiatry violation.

“This is disgusting,” said one commenter, while another wrote: “I will never understand why people take their shoes off in public places. Keep your nasty feet away. Nobody wants to see that.”

A third told a similar story about being touched by someone’s sockless foot during a flight.

“I was an unaccompanied minor 10 years ago and I remember sitting in the front next to a guy who took off his shoes and socks and had dirty feet,” they wrote. “I told him to put them on (quietly) and he said no, thank you. So I asked LOUDLY if he could put them on because his feet were ugly and made me feel sick. He put them on quickly.

The passenger switched seats with the man's child so he could sit by the window.  Getty Images/iStockphotoThe passenger switched seats with the man's child so he could sit by the window.  Getty Images/iStockphoto

The passenger switched seats with the man’s child so he could sit by the window. Getty Images/iStockphoto

However, some Redditors felt that the original poster deserved what he got for “pushing” and giving up his seat so easily.

“It’s OP’s fault for being a loser,” wrote one critic.