Pick Me Up


Pulling the airplane seat belt across my belly, my cheeks started to burn.

Please no, I willed.

It was October 2007, me and my girlfriends were jetting off to Ibiza again, from East Midlands airport.

I travel multiple times a year, and I’d never had this problem before.

‘It’s so tight, I’m not sure it’s going to fit…’ I whispered to my friend.

‘Get a seat belt extension,’ she said back, super casually.

My face felt like it was going bright red in embarrassment as I breathed in and continued to struggle to belt myself in.

‘There’s no chance I’m doing that, I will make it fit,’ I replied.

Eventually it clicked in, but I was extremely uncomfortable.

How on earth did I I thought to myself, feeling self-conscious.

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