Saturday, 27 February 2010

Fun While Traveling

Imagine if you've mentally prepared yourself for a fair amount of air travel. You've traveled an hour or so by car to the local airport. You've walked through the parking and concourse area. You've played the TSA game with the security guy and tried not to get aggravated. You've waited an hour for the flight to take off. You've gotten onto the Delta flight finally...and sat down. And now...the two stewardesses are engaged into a debate, that grows more hostile...minute by minute.

You sit and feel entertained by this. You've seen regular people argue at bars and pubs. You've seen people get angry at funerals and company parties. You've witnessed people blow up at their girlfriend, their neighbor, or grandfather. But you've never seen stewardesses engaged in a hostile argument.

The reality of that it actually happened out in Rochester, NY...and the Delta flight apparently emptied the passengers back into the waiting area while the flight waited for replacement of the two ladies involved.

I sat and thought about the situation. Typically...the airline is the guy in charge...and in this case...he was the guy who finally made the decision.

Typically...had this been a former Air Force pilot....he would have stood up...walked into the fracas and told both women to "shut up". The leadership qualities would have kicked in and the pilot would have been in true charge of the situation. In this case...I'm guessing very strongly that the guy in the cockpit...wasn't a former Air Force pilot...and he was one of the cheapo $45k per year pilots that the airlines have gone with in the past decade.

My second observation that any passenger could have stood up and told both ladies to shut up. But they didn't. They simply continued to watch the event.

The management guys are going to take a long look at the two women involved. They probably will demand that they both go and take anger management classes.

If you step back and view the's actually a great script for a movie. There has to be some conflict between the two women...that's been brewing for months or years. The right moment? The right conflict? Who knows?

So as you sit and try to relax as you walk through the cattle gate to get from one point to another...there is this new element. Tag team action between the stewardesses might turn out to be better than WWE wrestling.

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