I travel a great deal by plane for pleasure and for mining. Thus I am delighted and dismayed by another of those idiotic rulings by a Canadian court. They truly come up with unique nonsense. You recall the verdict that drug addicts had a right to continue to work in dangerous jobs on mines. Then there was the verdict that tent people in Victoria had a right to pitch their tents in the city’s parks. Now we have one that fat people get two seats on the aeroplane for the price of one, so they have the space needed to park their vast girth.
I always was of the opinion they should be forced to buy two seats. How elegant of the court to define them as “disadvantaged” and thus eligible for two seats for the price of one.
The perfect outcome of this idiotic decision is that in Canada you will never again have to sit next to one of those enormous people who flab out of their seat into your space. Well maybe you will have to sit next to them but they will have two seats to flab into and they won’t have to flab into yours. Bravo, Canadian courts and airlines.
Now I realize I court attack for even thinking thus about “disadvantaged” people. But so what. I know and like a number of really fat people. And I see them eat at least three times as much as I eat at every sitting. They are not disadvantaged, they simply eat too much. I acknowledge they may not be able to control their jaws any more than others cannot control their other instincts, and we should all be free to……..Well you know the rest.
So here is one charitable accolade to the Canadian courts and their instinct for basic fairness to all travellers. I for one applaud them. Pity the California courts are going to have to deliberate for so long and hard on other simpler issues of human fairness. It almost make you glad there are no mines in California to have to visit.