I don’t think he was trying to flirt with me, but my seatmate on Lufthansa managed to brush my knee repeatedly with his foot (footsie?) during a short flight to Frankfurt.
Footsie On Lufthansa…
Yes, legroom is quite limited in economy class on Lufthansa narrbowdy jets, but this was an exit row so we did have enough space. And yet this man chose to cross his leg and almost instantly I found the sole of his shoe resting on my knee.
I pulled back, thinking it was an accident, but about a minute later it happened again. I looked at the guy and he was starting off into space and had headphones on, so I did not say anything.
Next, he uncrossed his leg and his feet continued to drift further and further apart with his left leg toward me. How did Larry Craig get onboard?
I moved my feet again and there was no more contact for the flight, though later on he crossed his legs again and wedged his foot into the seat in front of him (between the armrest and seatback) for support.
A little tacky, though at least he wasn’t touching me this time.
No harm, no foul, I suppose, though I think we all would do well to keep our feet to ourselves on a flight (and also keep it off the wall or the seat in front of us…).
I do not flatter myself to think anyone would take me seriously enough to play footsie (or “kneesie”) deliberately. Indeed, I do not actually think this conduct was deliberate, but I’d figured I’d write about it to see what you think since there was contact three times.