Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Leather Wedgie

What is that?  What does that say?  Why is that there?  What is that again?

Oh – it’s a coat hook.

Really, a coat hook????????????

Anybody, anybody want to guess where this said “coat hook” resides?  

And after that we should guess it’s age and how many times its host has been removed and repositioned closer to its cohorts over the years.

What – you say?  

Yeah – I say it too, but let me help out a bit here. 

We are to assume, as it is clearly marked, a “Coat Hook”.  OK, we got that – thanks.

Now, it is on the side of a seat, yes, a seat.  See the man’s striped shirt? Ok, got that?

Where is this seat?  Well, here’s the kicker – it’s on an airplane, in coach.


Is this a coat for Barbie dolls we will be hanging on this handy little hook?  Because I can think of no other coat in this world that is going to fit in the space between coach seats on a plane. 

The only reason I noticed this hook was because the man is “reclined” (which should be illegal in coach – oh you did have three inches for your legs, but now you have one – thanks reclining guy).

So, this is what I think –I've heard the average age of a large airplane is 40 years old (no one said the engines were that old, you can change an engine…).  Forty years ago, planes had plenty of space to sit and move around.  This seat could have been born forty years ago when there was possibly a ten inch space between the seats and one could actually hang a real human sized coat there.  

Plane interiors have been reconfigured so many times over the years that the ten centimeter space between the seats (filled with crumbs and grungy stuff) is the new norm and the only coat that is fitting on that hook is a coat of nail polish – which would leave you nine and three quarters centimeters to spare…..

(Ok, I looked up the average age of the big planes – it’s more like 18 – 20 years, but then my theory wouldn’t work, because 20 years ago, we might have had a bit more leg room – but there was still no way someone was wedging a coat between the seats on a “coat hanger” – just saying).