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00:00:00,000 --> 00:00:01,570 Hey, I don't know if you saw this,
but something happened over the weekend on an airplane,
and it went viral.
It's a video of a man punching the back of a woman's chair
because she reclined her seat.
Have you seen this?
Yeah.
OK.
If you haven't seen it, I want to show it to you,
and then we're going to discuss it, OK?
This is-- she started recording this,
and he just nonstop punched the back of her chair.
He glances up, making sure.
00:00:33,660 --> 00:00:35,080 He obviously said something.
You can't tell what he-- anyway, it looks uncomfortable,
but Brookstone charges $600 for a chair like that.
So--
00:00:46,580 --> 00:00:48,920 Anyway, the video started a great debate
over who's right in this situation, the man
or the woman.
I can't even believe that there's a debate over this,
but before we take sides on this,
I want to make sure you have all the information that I have.
Here's what I know.
I wasn't there.
I don't know.
But the man couldn't recline his own seat
because he was in the very last row
by the bathrooms, which, in my opinion, should be free,
but for some reason they cost the same
as all the other seats.
So he asked the woman to put her seat up
while he ate, because he had very little room, which
there is on the planes like that, so she put her seat up.
But then when he finished eating, she reclined it.
Then he started a boxing match with her seat.
So how many people vote for the woman that he was in the wrong?
OK.
All right.
How many people vote for the man that he was--
00:01:41,850 --> 00:01:42,839 you raised your hand.
I'm just so curious.
Why do you think it was OK for him
to punch the back of her seat?
Well, not punch, but, you know, he
should have been asking nicely.
He did.
He asked her to put it up when he ate,
and then she put it back that when she was done.
But you still think it's OK that he punched?
No.
You changed your mind, or are you getting peer pressure?
I don't want you to--
I'm just curious.
I just think it's amazing.
I mean, the woman reported it to the flight attendant,
and the flight attendant took the man's side.
Are you the flight attendant?
[LAUGHTER]
But the flight attendant took the man's side,
and honestly, I just--
I don't understand that there's a debate over this,
because, speaking just for me, I can't believe anybody is taking
the man's side, because to me, the only, only time it's ever
OK to punch someone's seat is if the seat punches you first.
I think then you can punch the seat back.
Otherwise, don't punch someone's seat.
It's the first clue that you're doing something
that you shouldn't be doing if someone pulls out a phone
and starts recording you for evidence.
At that point, you know you're going to become a YouTube
star, and not the kind where you make a million dollars
for opening toys.
Also, airline seats are made to recline.
She has a right to recline her chair, and I get it.
There's not a lot of leg room.
You're frustrated.
You're hot because of the beard.
But you're also an adult, and you have to act like an adult.
You're on a plane.
Don't pick on her like a third grader,
punching the back of her seat.
I can't believe anybody would think
that's OK to punch someone else's seat.
There are a lot of angry people out there right now,
but we need to learn more compassion.
We need to think about what somebody else might
be feeling, what she may be going through in her life.
And the same thing.
Maybe he's going through something,
but he didn't have to punch her seat.
Anyway, if you're ever unsure on how to behave on a plane,
just remember--
I say this at the end of every one of my shows--
recline to one another.
And--
[LAUGHTER]
[CHEERING]
00:03:41,430 --> 00:03:43,860 For some reason, people think I'm saying, be kind to one
another.
I said, recline to one another.
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Ellen Weighs In on Reclined Airplane Seat Debate

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孙金窝 published on February 23, 2020
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