When this “rude husband” had a go at the poor flight attendant over a seating kerfuffle, she was certain to get even with him by maliciously complying with his every demand. The “ruse husband” insisted that he be seated in the front row coach seats he had been seated in during his previous flight. If he had just been respectful, he might have found himself in first class but instead found himself exactly where he demanded to be.
This thread was originally posted to Reddit‘s r/MaliciousCompliancesubreddit last year by u/PatientAdventurous98 when we first shared this story. This classic malicious compliance was well worth a revisit due to its reception.
Commenters had this to say in the original thread:
“Honestly, gotten more joy out of reading this MC than any other,” replied user O_Elbereth. “Congrats on your karmic First Class seats!”
“You can always gauge someone’s true colors by how they treat people in service work,” remarked NorCalAthlete. “Especially when a lot of the time, said service workers have a lot of leeway to change your experience for better or for worse.”