No no no, I didn't make myself clear.
I booked well in advance- I CHOSE seat 22A, which is the next to last row on the left hand side. I chose that seat because: 1, I always sit in a port side window, and 2, I had seen a pic on this database of a TWA 717 engine, and the photog. said he took it from 22A. So that's where I sat.
And, contrary to what you would expect, I found it to be astonishingly quiet. It was terrific. I used to fly non-rev on American, and that meant the BACK of the MD-80. That's not a pleasant place to sit at all, especially on reverse thrust. Nowadays, I would like that, but back then I did not.