We’ve all been there: stuck on an airplane next to someone who is crowding in your space, ignoring the basic rules of human etiquette or decency.  

Our reaction? 

We stew. We think that staring daggers at them will do something about the situation. We compose a letter in our head to the airline. We text a friend to complain. 

We tell ourselves this is a way of coping, but is it really?  Because we’re just getting angrier the more we think.  

Marcus’s advice is basically this: Either say something (nicely) or let it go.