Even after putting in her earbuds and then noise-canceling headphones over them, Ms. Che said she was unable to block out the sound of the baby’s cries. When, an hour before landing, the baby and her mother finally fell asleep, the infant started slipping into Ms. Che’s lap.
“I am not heartless and would never wish harm on a child, but, quite frankly, it’s not my job to watch a sleeping baby,” said Ms. Che, who is child-free by choice. “Needless to say, between the screaming and then babysitting for the final hour, I got almost no work done, and ended up working late into the night to catch up after a long day of travel.”
As a father of two, and a person who never really enjoyed children, I completely understand that seeing a baby on a flight isn’t something most folks welcome.
Here’s what those people need to do: suck it up. Babies need to get places. Their parents pay for the tickets just like everyone else. You may not like it. I may not like it, but that’s too bad.
Also, as a fat guy I’m used to people on a plane looking at me with horror in their eyes. “I hope that guy doesn’t sit next to me!”
Guess what? I don’t want to sit next to you either. Here’s what we have to do, though: suck it up.