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Discussion in 'News / Current Events' started by Salty, Apr 13, 2015.
Would you respect this mans religious beliefs?
Would I move seats? Probably, as long as the flight has a seat comparable or better to the one I was in. He's the one with the problem, not me. As long as my new seat were comfortable, I'd probably not think a thing about it. Why delay the flight and why have the other fliers get mad at ME for not moving and getting the flight going.
His extremist fear of temptation and fear of being unclean by accidentally touching me is a far worse issue than me having to trade seats.
However, if I have to sit next to the screaming baby or the person who talks non-stop the whole flight, I would spend the flight developing a bad attitude and would end up taking it out on the Jewish guy by giving him a great big hug when leaving the plane.
Yep - I'm with Scarlett on this one. I'd move without issue unless I was traveling with a companion. I don't think I necessarily have a "right" to a particular seat. I'd probably say "I'll happily move up to first class if you wish!"
I am not a woman - but I am sure I would - and it would not matter how much better the other seat is.
By moving you may have an opportunity to share the Lord.
Were Mrs. Rolf and I in that position, and she were insulted so, we would switch seats. I would then wink at him for the rest of the trip just to mess with him. :laugh:
If he wishes to decide who he sits beside, he should book multiple seats.
How about back in the days of smoking on a plane - wouldn't you want the person next to you to refrain from smoking if it was a problem for you?
Likewise - this Jew honestly believes he should not sit next to a lady. I do not think it is too much to ask to give him that comfort zone.
What would Jesus do?
I do not think it a fair comparison between a person smoking to that of another's being female.
Now if you were to compare race and gender, it would be a better one.
Is it too much to ask him to purchase two seats? The onus is on him.
If my wife and I ran into this, I would suggest he trade seats with someone, not us. Due to my condition, I need an aisle or window seat, which means he'd be next to my wife in either case. I wouldn't be rude, but I wouldn't switch.
I can see where Sapper has a valid reason - otherwise, should we consider Matt 5:41
I believe if "push comes to shove" it's the airline's responsibility.
I would switch seats. Where I sit on a plane is not that important to me so it would not be a big deal to switch.
This is fascinating. In the USA, if you are in a public ward in a hospital....are they gender segregated or mixed? I find this an appalling trend in Australia, possibly in NZ.....I do NOT want to be in this situation when ill, people are not at their best and well I am very uncomfortable about it.
Most hospitals around here do not have public wards but semi-private rooms. They will almost always put you in a same gender room unless there is an extenuating need. It would be interesting to know if it was a transexual man (man dressing as a woman), how would they room him?
I believe I heard that NY State is now requiring new hospitals to only have private rooms - to prevent the spread disease.
Wow, a whole new can of worms.
Mrs. Salty works at a hospital.
When she gets home I will ask about both questions.
That actually happened in one place I worked Ann. The woman born male was in a car accident and placed in a female ward. She was very private and insisted on doing her own personal cares as best as able although it was difficult and painful. The other women in the room twigged pretty quickly even though it was not general knowledge. The woman had a particularly unpleasant personality, but this was in the late 1980s in a rural town where tolerance would have been not great.