An anonymous traveler posted on Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole” forum about how he charged an obese man $150 to remain seated next to him, according to Fox News. According to the post, the man stated that he was seated next to an obese man whose weight began to filter over onto his seat, leaving him to feel squeezed in and uncomfortable.
When he complained to an airline attendant about his discomfort, the obese man attempted to ‘narrow’ himself so that he would no longer occupy the man’s space…to no avail. There were no other available seats on the flight and both passengers needed to take the 5-hour flight so they couldn’t wait on other, less crowded, flights.
Then the anonymous traveler told the man that he would no longer complain about the discomfort if the man paid him $150, which he did. When this was posted online, many people complained that he was heartless, disrespectful, and rude for suggesting the man pay for his comfort.