Plane Bad Habits

I am pretty sure there are a few things about flying that drives everyone crazy.  While traveling with Dirk’s dad and wife, she mentioned that she couldn’t understand why people stand in the aisle, blocking everyone, as they riffle their bag looking for their book, folding their coat, and just overly having no common sense to move the hell out of the way.  Can they not see us all lined up? Are they not listening to the crew telling them to step out of the aisle an let everyone pass?

Then there are the seat pullers. These are the one that get me going. You know the ones, they can’t get in or out of their seats with say, the use of their legs, but need to pull the shit out of the seat in front of them. They give deep long forceful tugs on your seat either startling you awake, pulling your hair, or spilling your drink. Then when they return, it is the same thing, again the inability to sit using their legs and a few core muscles – just yank on that chair and piss the person off in front of you – good plan.

Traveling families. Don’t get me wrong, I understand you are also on vacation and at times traveling with your children leaves you wanting to shove them into the overhead compartment. Its the kids that kick my seat and are not told to stop. These are the parents that I want to smack up the back of the head and just yell. “”Really? Am I the one that has to turn around and tell your kid to stop?”” Because if you know me at all, I will and I have.

What about the sprinters? Why do you need to stand before the seatbelt sign is off, grab your bag and bolt to the front of the plane? Where do you thinking you are actually going? And ramming your bag into my heals to hurry up my standing still is not cool. Look around at the other 95% of us that are just standing, patiently, waiting for our rows turn to exit.

Finally, the dreaded baggage carousel. Did you know that some countries are now painting lines around the carousel about 1 meter away?  Do you know why? This is to indicated you should not stand within 1 meter of the carousel, nor should you have a baggage cart shoved up right against it as well. Do you see us standing back? No, that is not for you to walk in front of us standing at a respectable distance from the carousel, that’s just rude. It is easier to stand back and allow each other to step forward and grab our bags. Having to wrestle the bag off the carousel is already a challenge, but adding you as another obstacle just pisses us off. Stand the hell back.

Whew, glad I got that off my chest.


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