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I bribed the passenger in front of me to not recline his seat

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Old Dec 1, 06, 8:36 am
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I bribed the passenger in front of me to not recline his seat

I was sitting peacefully in my cramped Airline seat and suddenly and without warning the person in front of me reclined their seat all the way back right into my knees. I was angry and shocked. I was to tired for this. So I complained. After much discussion, he agreed to not recline his seat back if I gave him $20. After a few seconds I agreed. $10 now and $10 at the end of the flight. Both of us fulfilled our obligation in this transaction and I had a more comfortable flight but left the flight with a little less money.

This made me wonder, how about this?

Bring dollar bills, and if the kid behind you starts kicking your seat, bribe him with money to stop. Tell him that if he can keep from kicking your seat for the remainder of the flight, he’ll get $5. Works like a charm.
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Old Dec 1, 06, 8:41 am
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I wonder if I could bribe people into changing their posting habits...
 
Old Dec 1, 06, 8:43 am
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How about sweets with an arsenic filling?
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Old Dec 1, 06, 8:44 am
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Originally Posted by MeNoSay View Post
I wonder if I could bribe people into changing their posting habits...
$10 now not to post, and $10 a year from now?
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Old Dec 1, 06, 9:02 am
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Why didn't you just grab the back of his seat and slam it forward?
Were you overcome by noxious fumes? In Lima?
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Old Dec 1, 06, 9:23 am
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I have often kicked the seat in front repeatedly when the reclining has been very intrusive.

It usually works
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Old Dec 1, 06, 9:25 am
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Great Idea!

Although I'm sure the thread will descend into trolling and a flame-war, I think this is a great idea. I'd gladly pay $5 per hour for a non-reclined seat in front of me - Basically a 'tray table' rental fee.

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Old Dec 1, 06, 9:29 am
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Originally Posted by nimeta View Post
I have often kicked the seat in front repeatedly when the reclining has been very intrusive.

It usually works
Seat kicking? A verbal request was not possible?
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Old Dec 1, 06, 11:19 am
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Originally Posted by greenery View Post
I was sitting peacefully in my cramped Airline seat and suddenly and without warning the person in front of me reclined their seat all the way back right into my knees.
With all the flying you do, why aren't you upgrading? Seems like all your flight problems occur in coach.
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Old Dec 1, 06, 11:54 am
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This person has done this before. He knows that if he slams his seat back, he'll tick off the person behind him enough to make some money for himself.
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Old Dec 1, 06, 12:08 pm
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Originally Posted by nimeta View Post
I have often kicked the seat in front repeatedly when the reclining has been very intrusive.

It usually works
I consider seat kicking far more intrusive than reclining.
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Old Dec 1, 06, 12:12 pm
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Originally Posted by greenery View Post
This made me wonder, how about this?

Bring dollar bills, and if the kid behind you starts kicking your seat, bribe him with money to stop. Tell him that if he can keep from kicking your seat for the remainder of the flight, he’ll get $5. Works like a charm.
Now that's the June Cleaver way to do things!
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Old Dec 1, 06, 12:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Analise View Post
This person has done this before. He knows that if he slams his seat back, he'll tick off the person behind him enough to make some money for himself.
Could you mean these prior threads?

Passenger reclined the seat to my knees- so I grabbed and pulled the seat often


The jerk sitting in front of me


If asked-- would you not recline your seat back?
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Old Dec 1, 06, 12:49 pm
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How about sweets with an arsenic filling?
Yeah they're probably just kids of poor people anyway, of which there are FAR too many around the places we go these days, so it's no big loss.
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Old Dec 1, 06, 12:50 pm
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Originally Posted by diapickle View Post
I consider seat kicking far more intrusive than reclining.
I think that's the point. I do it too. If the person in front of me reclines, they get a really unpleasant ride.
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