When you get to Jakarta’s international airport you find people sitting everywhere. They are just in the bloody way and makes moving with baggage the most frustrating thing you will do in a long time?
Before you can actually get to the check-in counters there are people checking your passport and booking. Why this weird thing? Because they have to keep these squatters away from the check in counters. We can’t very well have them just sit there, right there where people are trying to check in, can we? No we can’t!
In their defence, they might be on their way to Mecca which is often done in large groups. Many of the people who go there save for years and don’t really have the money to go sit comfortably in a coffee shop, bloody well out of my way.