Er, excuse me, I think you've dribbled on my shoulder...
Got on the plane, bagged a window seat; avoided the puking baby at Gate 7; no hyperactive child behind you kicking you in the back: what could possibly go wrong? Well… your neighbour could fall asleep on you.
Steve Cullum found himself in this awkward situation on recent domestic flight in the US when his middle seat neighbour, a middle-aged woman - who he described as ’very sleepy the minute she got on the plane’ - fell sound asleep, using his arm as a pillow.
After failing to move his new intimate partner, Steve decided to film the situation. His struggle to extricate himself from this unfortunate position has become a YouTube smash.
“This lady was totally out of it. As soon as she sat down, she started falling asleep, and it only got worse as the flight continued,” he explains. Unfortunately, due to turbulence, Steve couldn’t call on an air steward for assistance, and nothing he did seemed to shift her. You can watch his hilarious fight for freedom in the video below.
Eventually the woman moves, only to turn her attentions to the guy in the aisle seat. Lucky man!