It’s for your own good.
Comedian Cindy Arena posted a clip to her TikTok account, @cindyarenacomedy, reminiscing about the time she didn’t have to sit next to her children on a flight, calling it “so peaceful.”
In the one-minute clip with over 1.6 million views, Arena discusses the controversial topic of trading airplane seats to sit with your children.
“If you don’t have a seat next to your kids, should the person that’s sitting next to your children move, so you can sit with them?” Arena said.
“No, let them stay with your kids!”
The mother mentioned she asked a passenger seated next to her two children, who were 4 and 6 years old, to trade seats so she could be next to them, but the grumpy traveler declined.
“I said okay, no problem. I’m not going to argue, and I went to the back of the plane and went and sat in my assigned seat because she wouldn’t give hers up.”
Unlike most moms, who would have thrown a fit about sitting away from their children, Arena sighed with relief, looking forward to a relaxing flight.
While Arena basked in the time away from her children, she knew it wouldn’t last for long.
“Finally the stewardess comes up [and] I know she’s coming because this b – – ch,” Arena said, referring to the other passenger, “is sitting next to my kids and there is nothing fun about that.”
As the mother expected, the flight attendant asked if the passenger could switch seats with Arena.
However, the comedian immediately declined the request.
“Oh no. No we need to stay in our assigned seats,” Arena snarkily demands. “Have a good flight.”
The Post has reached out to Arena for comment.
Some parents disagreed with Arena’s tactic, sharing their thoughts in comments on the TikTok viral video.
“What kind of parent books seats that aren’t with their kids?” one asked.
“No! Plan accordingly and pay for your seats ahead of time,” agreed another.
“Buy seats together. It’s not her problem, only yours,” a watcher chimed in.
However, the unexpected response to this scenario had many people laughing at the passenger’s predicament.
“I love malicious compliance,” laughed one person.
“I wasn’t sure what direction this was headed, but it did not disappoint,” another wrote.
“If you don’t have the choice to book seats, then GIRL I AGREE,” a woman joked. “Let her sit next to your kids. Let them cause havoc.”