Flight Attendant Pet Peeve #3: You want me to do what?

For my series GALLEY GOSSIP (at gadling.com), I wrote about something very controversial, something that needed addressing, something that is going to make people freak out big time. In fact, I actually submitted the post, then took it back, and then resent it, and then took it back again, and then called my mother to discuss it, and then forced my husband to talk about it, and then made his friend read it, before I sent it off again and took it back again. That’s when I almost decided to delete it entirely, knowing what an uproar it’s going to cause. But then I sucked in my breath and sent it off. Again. I haven’t taken it back. Yet.

Key word, yet.

Why all this sending and resending? Because I know what’s to come. I know I’m going to get called terrible things. Then I’ll be ordered to quit my job, a job I love, which is exactly what happened when I posted FLIGHT ATTENDANT PET PEEVE #1: ANSWER PLEASE and FLIGHT ATTENDANT PET PEEVE #2: BACK TO YOUR SEAT PLEASE! Don’t believe me? Go read all the crazy comments! Then you’ll understand.

What the heck am I talking about – exactly?

I’m not sure. Exactly.

But it all kind of started with a post, AIRLINE BASHING, BRINGING THE WORLD TOGETHER, where I mentioned that when I tell people what I do for a living I get one of two responses – the good response and the bad response. Well the bad response, the one I often get, usually starts out with the same four words, “On my last flight…”

What follows next is a story about an evil witch of a flight attendant who would not help a passenger stow their bags. Which brings me to FLIGHT ATTENDANT PET PEEVE #3: YOU WANT ME TO DO WHAT? My newest post, the one you’ll be able to read (on Gadling) tomorrow morning.

Man oh man, I’m dreading the morning. Someone please tell me when it’s over…


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