We all know the feeling: you board a flight, put your stuff in the overhead compartment and settle in. But then something happens. Somewhere, from some angle, you witness a neighbor doing something that causes you to question your faith in humanity – or at least learn something about the kinds of things that make us all different, special and unique.
The reasons behind this man’s bizarre choice of clothing are actually pretty interesting. He’s an Orthodox Jew, specifically a Kohein – and as such is forbidden from flying over cemeteries. Consequently, the plastic bag acts as a supposed barrier between him and the dead.