Couple Tries to Outwit Co-passenger by Making Him Switch Seats But Their Devious Plan Blows Up In Their Face
Being smart is one thing but thinking you are smart and being borderline unscrupulous is another thing. The world is full of self-proclaimed 'smart' people, but if they see themselves through others' eyes, they would realize that they are a bit delusional and downright arrogant.
Whatever the case, we find these self-proclaimed smart people everywhere and if destiny doesn't favor us, we have to engage with them, too. u/Natisev on Reddit's r/MaliciousCompliance narrated a story about a couple who thought they were outwitting him on a flight but karma instantly hit them. The OP is not a native English speaker and flew back from Greece to the Netherlands after vacationing. The OP is half Greek and half Dutch. He wrote, "So, last summer, I went on vacation in Greece for a whole month. I was thrilled to see all my friends again after a year." He added, "To fly back home, it takes a whole day because of the connective flights and such. So we booked a whole row of seats and an aisle seat for myself." Fair enough.
That's when a Greek couple boarded the plane and approached the OP to move one row back to the opposite side because the wife wanted to sit next to her husband. Alright, that makes sense. The OP himself explained, "As they were flying to a foreign country, I was nice and gave up my seat and went to the aisle seat where the wife was sitting." But that couldn't satisfy them either. The wife immediately exclaimed, "Oh, you have the middle seat." It confused the OP as he said the wife was initially sitting in the aisle seat. Embarrassed by this comment, OP demanded his seat back because that was not the agreement. But the couple didn't pay heed.
Instead, they passed a snobbish comment. The OP shared, "The couple said, 'Oh, well now we have switched nothing you can do' while they grinned and laughed thinking that they played me." Naturally, it angered the OP and he wanted to retaliate but kept his cool for the time being. He said, "I was pissed because they were a-holes but I noticed that the attendants were shutting the plane doors so I just smiled and told my family to calm down and that it all be alright." Now was the time for karma to laugh at them.
After the plane took off for 3 hours in the air, OP was lying in an empty row. He had all the space to himself and it definitely irked the couple that he had a complete row to lie down comfortably. The couple noticed him having a good time and their faces turned "sour." OP shared they tried to outwit him again and dared to ask him to move away from his place. But this time, it was his turn to outsmart them. "They asked if I could move to my original seat and that's when I said, 'Oh, well, now we have switched and you can do nothing.'" LOL. It was a sight to remember as OP's family and the flight attendants laughed at the situation. And so did the karma.