MinecraftThugLife took this photo on a recent flight and then shared it on Reddit.
The passenger apparently ate what he wanted and decided he wanted to read without his meal tray in the way. I’ve certainly had flights where I’ve been frustrated with how long it can take flight attendants to return to pick up trays, that’s a staffing issue rather than the fault of an individual flight attendant most of the time and only a problem because there’s not enough room to work with the tray still there.
I think what impresses me most about this incident is that he dropped this on the ground but his cup of water is still full. It’s a miracle of modern physics.
When I call out passengers for putting their bare feet on the bulkhead, the arm rest of the passenger in front of them, or their seat back there are always readers who hit the comments to defend the behavior. Will anyone defend dropping your meal tray in the aisle?