Friday, June 20, 2014
God's not hard of hearing, pal.
So, there you are, happy with yourself for securing a seat in the emergency exit row (aka "Redneck First Class") and all stretched out catching some Z's, when you are abruptly awakened from a sound sleep by the member of the Junior Muezzin League above.
I'm thinking it's only grogginess that saved Ahmed from a startled nut punch, but maybe that's just me imputing my thoughts and reactions to our impromptu videographer. Look, I don't care if somebody jumps to the exit door and starts inviting me to the Methodist Fish Fry at the top of his lungs: It's rude, freaky, and disturbing. Normal people don't do that.
Now I understand that your religion requires you to pray x number of times per day, but there are specific instructions and dispensations for doing so in unusual circumstances so that you don't either drive those around you up the wall or startle the feces out of them, as the case may be.
In other words, you're just doing this because you've got the right to* and you're gonna exercise it and In Your Face, fellow paying passengers!
As somebody at p-f.com noted:
*FAA rules don't apply on an Etihad Airways flight from AUH to MNL.