As you can imagine, that didn't sit well with the woman in front of him. Rather than harness her inner chi, however, she allegedly chucked a cup of water at him.
TSA spokesperson Ross Feinstein called the incident “a customer service issue”, and upon landing in Chicago, the offending fliers were removed from the plane. Neither party was arrested, according to a spokesman for the airport, but it's unknown whether the Federal Aviation Administration will fine the troublemakers.
The flight, you'll be happy to know, landed in Denver an hour and 38 minutes after its scheduled arrival.
Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. Yes, that's a British accent. No, she doesn't watch Doctor Who. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.