By sad - Canada
Today, I left my book on the plane after I'd finished reading it. The flight attendant thought I'd forgotten it, so he chased me through the airport, past security, past customs, and past baggage claims. I didn't have the heart to tell him I left it on purpose. FML
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... a what? banana? goat? a stripper? WHAT DAMNIT WHAT! the suspense is killing me!!

Op, atleast you didn't kick him in the groin and report him to the cops for stealing your stuff.

  akallaan  |  7


(announcer guy)Books on a plane. Coming to a theater near you.

  Nhk_fml  |  4

@65 I agree with you... Since the security laws are so tight now..... Why would you leave it on A plane? Donate it to charity so less privlidged people can read it... It would have just got thrown out anyway.

  humorizer  |  14

I honestly don't see what the FML is. You left a book behind and someone gave it to you. The guy was probably happy to have "helped" someone.

  humorizer  |  14

I really don't see the FML here. The guy was giving you back your book and you accepted. He was probably happy that (in his imagination) he helped make a person's day better.

  m1k30d  |  5

I bring Twilight with me whenever I ride in planes; there is always the possibility that the plane runs out of toilet paper. You never know.

  XplicitJesus  |  4

"Today, a woman left her book on my plane. Bieng a good samaratin, i chased her all the way out to give her her book. As i was handing it to her, she said she left it on purpose. FML


67-- When you get moderated, it only says, "Comment Modereted," in italics. But, I suppose, for you, it should say, "Comment Moderated for being a dochebag."


Aw, me too, I'm glad OP didn't tell the flight attendant.. It would've just pissed him off. All that for nothing. It was great of him to do that.

But what's with everyone saying they just leave books? I read a lot of books and even if they suck, I've never done that. Donate it to the library or something. Don't expect other people to deal with your shit for you.

  Daralea  |  21

I agree with abbyeliz, planes are always cleaned up and checked before taking on a new load of passengers. It's not like leaving a newspaper on the bus or train for someone else. What you did is just littering.

  tj4234  |  35

could be like when my Grandmother went to India.

My grandmother was reading a book, but bought another version of it to take on her trip. Whilst she was on a bus in India she finished the book but because she already had a version of it at home, she left it on the bus. But the conductor found her and gave it back to her :L. That happened 3 times in total :L.

  free2speak  |  14

This only makes sense if the flight had a connecting route and there were still passengers waiting on the plane to go to the next destination and OP left the book for the next passenger who would come. If the plane has reached it's last destination, then the planes would have been cleaned for the next trip of passenger and the book would have been thrown out anyway. It would have been much smarter and sensible for OP to have left it in a coffee shop (which is where the tradition originally started) or even just the airport's coffee shop.

  fthku  |  13

There's a difference between discarding it and being a douchebag thinking it's other peoples' jobs to clean up after you. I work at the X-ray security check for hand bags, and people always leave their junk behind on the boxes where you put cellphoneswallets etc in. It's really fucking annoying- I'm a security worker, I'm not here to clean up your junk.
OP, you don't want the book, throw the damn thing yourself or donate it. YDI.

  ntherewas1  |  11

I agree. What kind of a post is this FML? At least give us the name of the book so we can put it in context...I wouldn't just discard a book. That's discarding money. It doesn't make sense.

By  dudeitsdanny  |  9

It's not their job to clean up after you. You don't want the book? Dispose of it yourself, it's not hard.
I feel bad for anyone who has to deal with this kind of attitude..

  cmars3  |  7

It actually is their job to clean up after the plane passengers. Have you been on a plane? They always come around with garbage bags and start cleaning the rest when the majority of the people are off the plane.

  Enslaved  |  36

Yes they do. I don't want to go to my seat and find someone else's trash there. If the OP would have let the fight attendant know of his intent then he might have added it to the collection of mags that they have on board up front. But most likely anything left behind get tossed in the trash anyway. OP would have been better off giving it away personally to someone.