A video of a backpacker has gone viral after she refused to remove her feet from the seat next to a fellow passenger’s head.
While travelling recently from Bangkok to Sukhothai province in northern Thailand, Narong Thaopanya, was horrified when the bus passenger behind him put her feet onto the seat next to him and refused to remove them.
The 21-year-old filmed the incident and posted it on social media.
Thaopanya said he was overcome by a rancid smell from the moment the fellow bus-goer sat down behind him and put her "sweaty socked" feet on the headrest of the chair beside him.
He politely asked the woman to remove her feet, however, he claims she refused to listen, stared back at him, and put her feet back up on the seat.
“This woman’s face was beautiful but she had no manners,” he reportedly wrote on social media.
“The smell from her feet was filling the whole bus – it was hot and made me feel sick, because her feet were next to my head."
"I asked her many times to put her legs on the ground and she would not do it. She just kept them in the air.
"Somebody will have to use the seat and put their head where her dirty feet have been."
Of course, this is not the first time travelers have been called out for their inconsiderate behaviour on public transport.
Last year, Boston Globe columnist Dante Ramos tweeted an image of a woman’s ponytail flung over the back of her airplane chair. While this might have been very comfortable for her, her long hair obstructed the view of Ramos’ partner’s screen.
Congrats to the ponytailed young woman in seat 22B. You've invented a whole new way to be awful at 35,000 feet. pic.twitter.com/VWTPMI5JrM
— Dante Ramos (@danteramos) March 29, 2016