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,”
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.