Too bad if you wanted to get settled in and nod off on this flight to Hawaii. One airline took it upon themselves to teach everyone how to play the ukulele.
Southwest Airlines recently surprised passengers on board a flight to Hawaii from California with complimentary ukuleles and a lesson.
"By the time they arrived in Honolulu they were pros," the airline said on Twitter.
It's a nice gesture, but there were people on social media who were glad they weren't flying that day.
One person said the photo of the smiling passengers and their new instruments was the "picture of hell". Another said that surely, this scenario was a flight attendant's worst nightmare.
"I think my idea of actual hell is 'surprise, enforced fun, and you're in the sky as well so you can't get out'," someone said.
"Alexa, show me how you can make a 6-hour flight seem like 60," someone said.
"The threat of this happening on a flight means I may never fly again," someone else said.
Not everyone hated the idea though. Some thought it was "cute" and others wished they were on that very flight.
One person said it would actually be "fun" to do something like this on long flights.
Apparently, after 20 minutes of playing, all passengers put their ukuleles away, as that was all it took for them to master the instrument.
What actually happened on nightmarish flight
The ukuleles and lesson came about when Southwest Airlines partnered with the Guitar Center.
One of the three instructors teaching passengers how to play the ukulele said people can make it out as though the lesson was awful — but in reality, all the passengers apparently loved it.
“The lesson itself was a quick 20 minutes," Ryan Miyashiro told SFGATE.
"It happened in the middle of the flight, and it was a nice break from what you’d normally be accustomed to doing on a long flight."
The passengers were taught three chords and were given a sheet afterwards.
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