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People I met on a plane

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Update: Please read the post with a dash of humor. Thanks! :)

Recently, I was traveling on a long-haul flight and didn't sleep because I was managing my time in order to beat the jet-lag when I reached my destination. Now people watching is my favorite activity and this flight was filled with some annoying interesting characters. Here are a few people whom I met (observed) on the plane:

- Lady who went to touch her make up every two hours on a 13 hour flight. She seemed to be traveling by herself. I am not sure for whom or why she was re-touching her make-up over and over again, on a 13 hour flight?

- A couple who went to the rest room together. They didn't go inside together, but they came all the way up till the lavatories, even if only one of them needed to use the loo. I wonder why?

- A condescending flight attendant who treated me like this was my first flight and he was doing me a favor by doing his job.

- Old ladies who kept asking me to straighten my seat. Lady I feel your pain and I know it's uncomfortable but I can't spend the whole flight (13 hour long flight!!!) sitting up straight. 

This weekend has been hot and humid. We spent the afternoons at home being couch potatoes and sipping sparkling water. 
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27 comments

  1. With all due respect sometimes you sound pretty judgemental...why wouldn't you let the people on the flight be. Everyone has their own quirks of dealing with a long flight.

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    1. May be, this was my way to dealing with the long flight? Also there is a fine line between being judgemental and observation. What you interpret says more about you than me. Thanks for reading nonetheless! :)

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    2. Ouch! I always thought you took criticism as well as compliments. I should know I have said several nice things (all true btw) about your blogposts in the past and you ve always replied with smiles and thank yous. Your comment for me above though- very very unbecoming of you!

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    3. I did still reply with a smile and thanked you for reading but I do have the right to stand up for myself and present my point of view. Also, I blog for self-expression, I do appreciate all the love and support I receive but I do not blog for validation.

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    4. Is that always true though? I know you had previously disabled comments on your blog and I totally respected that decision since you wanted to make sure you were not influenced by what others thought. Then you sought feedback on Facebook and now we are back to having full-fledged comments on the blog.

      Don't get me wrong but I enjoy the comments on the blog but the reality is you wouldn't be able to have the partnerships with brands and other opportunities without followers, so you are not only here for self-expression. I see this as a job; I have days where I receive feedback from my boss, co-workers and other teams and I do have to adjust how I work. Feedback is extremely important and reacting to it appropriately is also equally important. I can say I don't care and it's all because of your interpretation and it's easy to call everyone a troll but I think the blog will grow even more if you respond well even if it's not something you agree with.

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    5. Firstly, are you same person aka "Closet Buddies" or am I talking to someone else? Hard to tell, as both the handles are an alias.

      Secondly, to answer your question - Yes, it is absolutely true. The only reason comments are open again is because it is a good SEO practice.

      Thirdly, I was able to have partnerships even when the comments were closed. There are various ways to show brands my blog analytics. I will not go into Social Media strategy with you here. However, I would never change my voice, or my thoughts or my opinions in order to work with a brand. I would choose a collaboration where I and the brand can mutually co-exist.

      Fourthly, yes feedback is important and reacting appropriately is also important. And I do think I reacted appropriately. Had this been a conversation in my living room, this is how I would have reacted. From what I decipher here is that it is okay for the readers to disagree with me but it is NOT okay for me to disagree with my readers or try and show my point of view?

      Lastly, I don't think everyone is a troll. I actually think quite differently, I did a whole video on it (https://youtu.be/ZcTpzirlIL4), but I do think I have the right to stand up for myself if someone tags me as judgemental on a post which was meant to be 'tongue in cheek' humorous.

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    6. To your question; I am a TOTALLY different person; however I do agree with other readers that the tone of your response was in poor taste and comes off as very defensive.

      I am not referring to you having partnerships without comments; I am referring to you having partnerships without readers. You don't need to change your voice, but I would think it does make sense in any social media strategy to listen to feedback from readers.

      You can disagree all you like; it's an open world. You might seem your response was appropriate; I think it was defensive and we can call it a day at that.

      Lastly, I did watch that video and I do think your response was contrary to what was presented there; hence the response.

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    7. I will say one last thing and be done here; it doesn't matter that you meant it as 'tongue in cheek' humor. Donald Trump probably thought he was being funny when he made funny faces when talking about disabled reporters. The fact is it rubbed some of your audience the wrong way and I think it's fair for them to express it and only fair for you to acknowledge it. You have every right to talk about your point of view without discounting that others can have a point of view different from yours.

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    8. I have nothing more to add to this narrative, but I will leave a post from 2011 as my last words - http://www.tanvii.com/2011/10/perception-interpretation.html - Have a wonderful remaining of the week, ladies!

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    1. I didn't dismiss Closet Buddies's comment, I just gave my point of view (of how I intended to write the post). I should have probably mentioned that the couple were in fact annoying, only because I was in the front corner seat and every time the couple would arrive together one would hover in my space while the other went to use the lavatory. About the lady re-touching her make up I just thought it was interesting they she was doing that at all. I would have loved to know her reasons.

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  3. haha love this post! There are always interesting people on the place. Cute dress! xo

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  4. Love the ease of this dress!

    I don't know why you'd touch up your makeup that often on such a long flight. Why not wait until the last hour of the journey to do it? My theory on the couple who went to the bathroom together: they're most likely sitting next to each other, and it is easier to get up at the same time so that the person in the middle seat doesn't have to bother the one in the aisle seat like 30 minutes later. This is based on personal experience. And more planes should make it so that instead of your seat reclining, it moves the feet/leg part forward. You know what I'm saying? Some airlines have that and it allows you to lay back without really interrupting the person sitting behind you. :)

    www.ohtobeamuse.com

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    1. I know what you are saying. All flights SHOULD have them :) Xx

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  5. i love people watching too..and would have probably thought all of the above like you did. i did see some readers viewed it otherwise...although it is clearly supposed to be read with some sense of humor. or maybe its just me :)

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  6. oof as much as I love people watching I tend to hate people when I'm hangry/super tired! sounds like a rough flight

    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

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    1. It wasn't really rough. I was just observing :)

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  7. Interesting observations, at least none of them were so ridiculous! xx Adaleta Avdic

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  8. Lovely dress - you look really pretty. xx


    www.annanuttall.com

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  9. ha cute post! i love the tongue in cheek humor

    Sher
    www.shershegoes.com

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  10. I hadn't wanted to butt in again. For me this argument was as good as over. I do not use an alias. Closet Buddies is a fairly well known community in its own right. I ve been following you for a while and when I wanted to comment on the blogpost, google automatically picked up my account name. The last thing I want is to attack you or anyone anonymously. I just wanted to have a mature discussion but looks like that's off the table. As for your "tongue in cheek humour" you just added a line after all the controversy but you meant what you said. I know you re quite assertive and I ve admired you in the past for that. Btw I still can't believe you would judge a woman for touching up her makeup for herself- especially when you claim to not live for external validation yourself- you of all people should get her.

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    1. I have nothing more to add to this narrative, but I will leave a post from 2011 as my last words - http://www.tanvii.com/2011/10/perception-interpretation.html - Have a wonderful remaining of the week!

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