Thanks for your compliments folks, with Anet as in "real" time life, there are people you wish to forget rather quickly. The proof, are some of the replies on here. It is a shame that sometimes we can't all look at ourselves and just laugh for a second. Maybe just maybe we can all relax sometime and come to a common ground. I love my job and will continue to do it as long as I am able. During my ride through life tho, there are many things that I find to be funny. When you are with people for a living. The enviornment you are in will provide you alot of comic relief. The difference of a true professional in customer service, is that you will always think they like you as a customer and that the service employee is the best you have ever seen. But when on your own time, it is good now and then to vent alittle and tell the real story. 99% of the flying public are mostly a delight to be with. But that other clueless 1%, well, they sure do give you alot to laugh about. No need to get angry, we have enough of that in the world. For those who think I am not good at what I do or think I should become a submissive "yes" boy. Well, it aint going to happen. While flight attendants are there to make your day the best they are able to in a enclosed enviornment, there are certain things that are non-waivering. In 18 years I have seen most of it. Sometimes more than I care too. But I do love what I do and I do it well.
Somethings that have happend are.
Finding an elderly lady confused and scared to death in the airport. I took her to her gate and put her on the right airplane.
Taking the time to calm a nervous flyier who was on the airplane for the first time. Moving her right next to my jumpseat for take off.
Seeing someone get on the airplane in tears, comming back to them later with a handfull of tissue and saying, "Bad day?" answer "yes," "Need a drink?" she said "yes." I brought it too her in coach. Her father had just died. She proceeded to tell me how wonderfull he was.
Seeing a family bringing home adopted orphans from abroad, placing them in the flight deck on arrival (at the gate) for their first family photo in America.
Running into old friends from High School as well as respected former teachers, some on military charters comming or going from the first Gulf War.
Having passengers on board numerous times over the years, they call you by name as they get on with a big smile and sincerly appricate all you do for them.
By the same token:
-I have been peed on.
-Yelled at with language not fit for an alley rat. (News Flash, Airline Employees cannot I repeat, cannot control the weather.)
-Had a cell phone thrown at me because I asked the person to turn it off as we left the gate.
-Broken up fights between passengers who get too damn drunk and then make a political fight personal.
-Told, if you cut me off, (liquor) I am writting a letter. (By the way trying to intimidate a crew member is a felony.)
-Seeing numerous people, (some who probibly complain on here) walk by with out any anknowledgement when a flight attendant greats them warmly at the boarding door.
-Wathching people having sex in the seat on an all night flight. (At least cover up with a blanket) And keep the crew out of it . Better yet, GET A ROOM.
-Having a Pepsi thrown at you by a 12 year old because you don't have Coke.
So this thread was just to provide some comic relief, nothing more nothing less. For those who think otherwise. Get yourself a life. Realize this about Anet. NO ONE is at work, we are most likely at home, off duty, in street clothes, and this one outa make you shudder, and equal in the human race. You cannot dominate us here, you won't, stop trying. If we want to share a little about how you act deal with it. After all, look around, you sure talk about us. It is called Equal Time. I thank you for yours.
Somtimes cival other times not.
[Edited 2004-10-10 15:31:45]
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