There are never enough seats after security for everybody to place their travel lives back together. Once I recently flew to California, I saw one couple take up two seats for his or her carry-ons, after which a seat each to placed on their shoes. Once their shoes were on, they lingered in front of the seats chatting about what overpriced underwhelming breakfast they’d pick up within the terminal. If looks could kill I’d be on the hook for a double homicide immediately, and no jury on this planet would convict me.
You might be allowed to take up space, but how much space and where is essential. Nobody desires to try to shove their shoes back on while standing and attempting to balance their carry on and documentation. There are many places to sit down within the terminal or near your gate. These seats are for one purpose only. Re-shod yourself, after which make like a tree and leave.
Oh, and just a little bonus tip from a cranky old woman: Wear actual shoes with socks to the airport. Nobody desires to see your bare feet flapping along what has got to be the dirtiest floor on God’s green Earth not present in a Recent York subway station. This the way you get flesh eating bacteria, people!
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