I have problems with people propping their bare feet up and not just on the chair! It is undeniably gross. Once I was traveling out of country and this old lady who was sitting next to me took off her shoes and proceeded to prop her legs on my lap. I spoke Chinese and English but she did not understand either language (she spoke Vietnamese). I was annoyed and grossed out that I didn't even care if I was taught to respect my elders that I just brushed her legs off my lap.
Another trip, I was going to Texas. I was sitting in the window seat and next thing I knew, this foot was sticking out on my armrest coming from the passenger sitting behind me. It wasn't that the lady was propping her feet on my chair. She stuck her whole foot through the hole and was using half of my arm rest. I hit the "flight attendant" button and just pointed the foot to the flight attendant. The flight attendant was very kind and told the passenger behind me to take her foot off. (Sad to say, it was another Asian elderly lady.)
I don't know if it is because I am a young Asian woman and I look nice. I do try to treat everyone with respect. However, there are instances that cross the line and propping feet up on me or on my armrest is just plain rude.
... View more