As I’m sitting here in seat 20A on the way to REBarCamp Seattle, I thought I’d pull out my laptop and write a few blog posts.
I have two options. My new laptop or my older netbook. While I would love to take the time to explore the shiny new object (SNO) the gentleman in seat 19A just eliminated that option for me. Shortly after take off he adjusted his seat to the full recline position. Flying Southwest has it’s perks and we all know expansive seating isn’t one of them and I’m ok with that. So it’s the old netbook for me.
It got me to thinking though. A while ago I had read an post about people being very polar on their seat back position. I can’t remember who wrote it, or their position but I can tell you one thing. I’ve always been a Seat Up kind of guy. Always.
I’ve also heard that as we do one thing – so do we do all things. Gross generalizations and stream of thoughts coming up…
The SEAT BACK PEOPLE
The guy in front of me never looked behind, never considered the ramifications of what he was doing and how it might impact those around him. He paid for his ticket, the seat reclines and he’s going to use that if it suits him. You know what? I agree. Why shouldn’t he be comfortable?
When it comes to driving, is he one of those that doesn’t let you merge ahead of him – only behind? Is he one of those that seems to just step ahead of you in line at Starbucks? How about at those cattle entrances in concerts and sporting events? You know the person I’m talking about? Not rude, just not overly aware of their surroundings? They’re also usually the types that are always asking “What’s in it for me?” In social media, are these the “Broadcasters”?
The SEAT UP PEOPLE
In the same way, are these SEAT UP PEOPLE the same people that merge nicely, that say in the checkout line “You were here the same time I was, you’ve only got a few items, go ahead of me”? Are they the same who in social media are the “Engagers”.
For me, unless the seat behind was empty, I just won’t recline. It’s just not in me.
Like I said, just thinking out loud. No black and White but a whole lot of grey in the middle. But I’m interested to see if this is true.
What do you prefer? Are you a SEAT UP or a SEAT BACK?
He's an avid hockey fan, rides a mountain bike, sometimes rides a road bike, has a few motorcycles (he had a really fast one, bought a cool orange one, rode a really slow one, and wants a really small one). If that isn't enough, he makes cheese and sourdough bread, loves strong beer and good red wine, and poorly plays the Mandolin.