Date
28 July 2017
A man makes himself comfortable by taking off his socks and shoes and stretching out on a bench in a crowded Xiamen airport. Photos: Baidu.com, YouTube
A man makes himself comfortable by taking off his socks and shoes and stretching out on a bench in a crowded Xiamen airport. Photos: Baidu.com, YouTube

Man trashes shoes of unruly passenger sleeping on airport couch

A passenger decided it was all too much when he saw a barefoot man sleeping on an airport bench meant to seat three people in a crowded Xiamen airport.

But when two airport personnel walked past without bothering to intervene, the passenger took matters into his own hands.

He whipped out his smartphone and started filming, capturing his subject — exposed belly, smelly feet and all.

And to make sure the man remembers to keep his socks and shoes on next time, the passenger picked them up and threw them in the bin, with the camera running.

The irate passenger did an emotional minute-long documentary in which he explained his actions.

He said he was infuriated by the uncivilized and inconsiderate behavior of the man.

There were two other men stretched out on benches, leaving other passengers to make room for themselves elsewhere, news website udn.com reports.

He said the sight of the men left a bad impression on foreigners.

Reactions from netizens were mixed.

Some praised the young man and his message, saying self-respect is important if Chinese people want the world to respect their country.

Others said the passenger was no less disagreeable because he stole the man’s personal belongings.

An airport spokesman said they have stepped up efforts to educate passengers about proper airport conduct, adding they can give reminders but not punishment.

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