Ok guys, I need your opinion. Do you, would you, have you woken up someone up who’s sleeping next to you in an airplane?

The answer I am sure is no. Right???

Do you, would you, have you continued to nudge someone who was watching a show in an airplane to ask them questions?

The answer again, I am sure, is no.

This was my experience last night. I was zonked, out of it, tired as can be and sleeping on the plane. I kept getting nudged by the woman next to me.

She would tap me, ask me a question I couldn’t hear through my headphones. I would take out my headphones, ask her to repeat the question and then we would repeat this scenario over and over throughout the flight.

I was perplexed. I am a big advocate for conversation, connection and going back to the good old days of talking. After I have talked for 8 straight hours in a Zumba training, my conversations come to a halt. My voice box taps out, yells “Uncle” and I need a break for a bit before I can be super engaged again. My throat is literally sore. ­čśÇ

So where is the fine line between being closed off and being too pushy? I was torn somewhere in the middle last night as I was trying to catch up on some sleep and the questions being asked to me were “Do you see the lights?”, pointing to the lights outside the window. “Do you know what time it is?” “Do you live in SLC?” “What type of phone do you have?”

Help me out. Am I losing touch with reality or is it okay to politely engage in a show or sleep without feeling guilty??

Needless to say, I did my best. I smiled, I nodded, I answered. But was that enough?

What do you think? What would you do?-Kass


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