Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.

You've likely been on a plane like this.

You're already in your seat--or you're still waiting to find it--when a passenger starts to battle with the overhead bin.

It could be--and often is--that the passenger's bag is simply too big. 

It could also be that the passenger has less spatial awareness than a chair leg.

A video of perhaps such a passenger has been soaring around the Web and eliciting different reactions. 

It shows, well, here it is.

Some laughed. Actually, many laughed.

After all, the video has now been seen on Twitter more than 6 million times, and many commenters found it amusing.

Perhaps because they'd witnessed similar behavior on a flight.

Some, though, wondered why none of the passengers tried to help.

Some even believed that the person who posted it, Larry Lee, was humiliating a fellow human being, just for the clicks and yucks.

Air travel has become one of the more common places where humans photograph or film their fellow humans.

Sometimes, it's because they think they've been mistreated by airline personnel.

But sometimes it's because they want everyone to know what they're witnessing.

A couple of weeks ago, the whole world seemed mesmerized by the tale of two fitness trainers becoming acquainted on a plane, as their alleged sudden romance was being relayed on Twitter.

However, the female fitness trainer ended up being identified and harassed on Twitter.

The woman who posted the original tweets, Rosey Blair, apologized

Perhaps the man trying to shove his case into an overhead bin had rarely been on a plane.

Perhaps he was just having a bad day.

For me, though, there's a different joy in this little movie. It's the flight attendant.

She notices the man is struggling. She doesn't, as I fear some flight attendants might, become frustrated, grab the case, and shove it in for him.

She doesn't, as I'm sure one or two would be tempted to, demand that he check the bag.

Instead, with a little hand gesture and a few gentle words, she explains that perhaps it would be better if the man tried a different angle with his case.

This was a pleasantly serene element of customer service, in a place where serenity is often in short supply.

Published on: Jul 14, 2018