An airplane's middle seat has the potential to be the best, but more often than not it’s the worst.
The reason for that is simple: The middle seater feels entitled two both armrests, by virtue of having to suffer through a plane journey squished between two people.
However, what tends to end up happening is the person on the left takes the left arm rest, the person on the right takes the right arm rest, and the person in the middle is left with their arms pressed in front of them like a shrimp. You know, if shrimp had arms.
So, in an effort to get to the bottom line, people launched a debate about it, with the Rich Eisen Show posing the following question:
Does the person sitting in the middle seat on airplane [sic] get both armrests?
What followed was a fierce debate.
No! People came at it using the "plane etiquette" argument
Yes! They're already sitting in the
Demon middle seat, they deserve two armrests
It's just plain maths
Arm wrestle for it?
After lots of back and forth, people online have decided
After 97,104 votes, 53 per cent answered “no way:” in other words, the person in the middle seat isn’t entitled to both armrests.
So there you have it.