Some people-watching is better than others.
We’ve all been there… Sitting in the airport, already over the entertainment we brought for ourselves before we even get onto the plane. So, we start looking around, trying to gain a bit of insight into what’s going on with the people gathered around us. Some of us may start wishing we were somewhere else.
Typically, airport people watching is only good for a few minutes before you board, but one lucky Twitter user got a full 3-act drama while waiting for her flight recently. Luckily, she live-tweeted the whole affair.
It all started with a discussion over salaries. Apparently, a couple was talking about a new promotion that one of them was due to recieve. Rather than be happy that his partner was moving up in the world, this Random Airport Man was upset because the raise would mean that his significant other was making more than him. Twitter user @MzBat expressed shock over the whole conversation.
“Couple beside me at the airport is arguing over money. He just told her if she loved him she’d turn down the promotion bc everyone would know she’d be making more money than him and he’d be humiliated,” she wrote. “Holy sh*t is that really still a thing? Wtf.”
Any good script has to take the audience for a bit of a ride, and this airport scene was no exception. At first, the woman seemed open to the idea of actively hindering her own career so that her partner wouldn’t have to face the “shame” of having a woman make more than him.
“Omg she’s crying and said she’d never do anything to jeopardize their relationship and he’s like ‘good then turn down the job’ and I just want to punch him,” @mzbat tweeted.
A downfall always works best if the audience can see the point that the bad guy overextended themselves and exposed the vulnerabilities of their plan. You better believe that Mr. Patriarchy obliged.
“He just told her once they’re married and have kids she wouldn’t be working anyway so there’s no point focusing on her career anyway and I’m rekt. I can’t believe this is 2017,” she wrote.
But our leading lady hit the brakes real quick.
“OMG SHE WIPED HER TEARS & SAID ‘kids? who said anything about me ever wanting kids?!’” she wrote. “SHE THREW HER BOARDING PASS AT HIM AND TOLD HIM TO HAVE FUN IN CANCUN. SHE JUST RAGE QUIT. OMG PEOPLE CLAPPED WHEN SHE WALKED AWAY. BEST. DAY. EVER.”
Of course, what wound up being viral entertainment for countless people was probably a terrible time for the woman in question. With that in mind, @MzBat reached out to the woman who stood up for herself with a message of support.
“Dear Brave Airport Lady, if you ever see this, just know that although I’m sorry you went through this (esp during the holidays), I hope that, one day, you look back on this as a defining moment in your life,”she wrote. “Never settle. Follow your heart. You are a goddess.”
Check out the whole thread here. What do you think? Are you happy for the mystery airport woman? Do you think the man still went to Cancun, or is this the sort of thing you call a trip off over? Where did she go once she left the airport? Sound off in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.