A row over legroom has forced a US passenger jet to be diverted – the second such incident in less than a week. The American Airlines flight from Miami to Paris had to turn back on Wednesday evening after the clash between Edmond Alexandre, a 61-year-old Frenchman, and a passenger in front who was attempting to recline their seat.
Weak of knee and limp of spine,
America, in sad decline,
Scared it might provoke a pushback,
Doesn’t dare to move its tush back
And make its seat recline.
Scrunched and curled up like a comma
Or a drawing in the Kama
Sutra, buckled in and nestled
In its seat, completely pretzeled,
All thanks to Barack Obama
He wants America to squeeze
In Belgium’s seat, and bend its knees
Up to its chest, and never ever
Touch the seat-recliner lever
Without saying please.
But Putin is a different sort
Nasty, brutish, also short.
Unafraid of causing pain
To the kneecaps of Ukraine.
Protecting with malignity
His national supinity
Try taking him to court!
Ran the country, we’d be able
To drop down our seat-back table
And lean way back and crush the pants
Of China, Germany and France.