That other passenger was an young Arab woman, as was her companion. No, they didn't apologize, not at all. A passenger across the aisle yelled at me:
"What's the big deal? It wasn't her fault. She didn't notice that you were there!"Then things quieted down. I leaned my head back on the window and tried to rest.
"That was the problem," I replied. "She should have checked."
"Savlanut, patience! What's the big deal?"
"When you get hit in the head, you can try to be patient!"