I Really Wish This Were A Video Of A Kennesaw State Football Player Fainting During His First Ever Flight
I promise you there is nothing I wanted more for than this to be an Instagram video of a college football player passing out from the anxiety of his first flight. That would have made for a fantastic viral clip. Unfortunately, I just don't buy his acting job one bit. I don't want to put on the tin foil cap, but I refuse to suspend disbelief to this extent. I have seen far too many people that are actually fearful of flying to believe that a kid who is smiling, talking, and taking deep breathes is seconds away from losing consciousness.
People who are genuinely afraid of planes don't have their headphones in as they take off. They don't don't let themselves get videotaped. They don't repeatedly look out the window. They don't have their hands anywhere but tightly gripped to both arm rests. Did you see a bead of sweat? I know I didn't, and that's a telltale sign of nerves gone haywire. I don't even mind if you're going to coordinate a mid-flight pass out with your friends, but at least try to make it look real. At least give me the opportunity to pretend it's authentic. A kid just goes limp on his buddy's shoulder and not one single person thinks to stop laughing and call for help? Yeah, that seems like a normal reaction that an aircraft full of kids would have to their teammate going comatose. I'm calling bullshit. Not just on the validity of this video, but on these kids for insulting the entire internet's intelligence.