Jessica looked at everyone around her; cramped all in one small space with no leg room to move. She sighed – it was going to be a long flight, but as soon as she found her seat, she tensed up a little more. That day she knew she would be uncomfortable but did not expect how uncomfortable. As she started to make her way into the seat, a man came straight towards her and would not let her sit down. She had no idea why, but as soon as he opened his mouth, she knew, and she had to do something in return.
Jessica had been a military trainee for some time. All her training had prepared her for all kinds of situations, but still, when this man came striding towards her, all her training suddenly vanished from her brain. She was shaking. What was in store for her on that day, on that plane?
She was on her way home for the holidays; she craved seeing her family. It had been way too long since she had seen them and being far away had made her heart break a little each day. Still, she knew what she was doing was for her country and that was far more important to her. She grabbed her passport and headed towards the boarding gate, but as soon as she looked for her seat, she knew something that day was just not right.
Flights can be overwhelming, and some would say even scary. You are confined in a small space with little to no room to get comfortable, but still, it is the best way to travel from point A to point B in a short amount of time. And that is precisely what Jessica wanted. The day she boarded her flight, it was totally overbooked so she knew there would be no free seats for her to spread her legs or have more room. Little did she know, someone would grant her wish.
As a military officer, Jessica fights all the odds just to ensure that the country is safe, and we should all appreciate their efforts a little more. But on that day, one man, in particular, knew exactly what to do.