Pax Tale: The Agony Of The (Stinky) Feet

Open Jaw

The odour of a fellow passenger’s feet was so appalling that a woman was driven to write about her experience on the closest thing at hand – an air sickness bag. She then did the natural thing on returning home – she posted her sarcastic story to a website.

The writer, 24 yr. old Lau Munyee, and the unnamed bearer of the offensive feet are both women who were travelling on an AirAsia flight from Singapore to Sydney.

The sock wearer, sitting behind Lau, apparently went to sleep after removing her shoes and thrusting her sock-clad feet between the seat in front of her and the window. When the sock-clad feet arrived within smelling distance, Lau said her nose was suddenly “assaulted by a putrid smell of death and decay.”

“The stench was so strong that I turned to check if the old lady seated next to me was still breathing,” she wrote.

In some particularly purple prose, Lau compared the stink to the “anus of Satan,” adding that she might have used the oxygen mask above her seat but feared the budget airline would charge her extra.

Lau said the woman behind her inaugurated the unpleasant experience early in the flight by repeatedly kicking the back of her seat, giving her a “full back massage.”

“To date, I have yet to regain full mobility of the lower half of my body. But since I am single, I suppose I don’t have much use for it anyway,” she wrote.





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