Welcome to “Stewardess Rants & Raves” – a blogging vent sessions based on my bizarre life as a flight attendant. Read about how I deal with the general public in one of the most stressful situations – air travel. Please forgive me in advance for my sarcasm.
Did you read last week’s Stewardess Rant “My Kids Don’t Wear Seatbelts”? If not, go read it to get the full story of this family. They were so memorable, they get TWO posts!
As if the seatbelt fiasco wasn’t inconsiderate enough…
Do I even need to mention that during the flight, her children were blasting cartoons that could be heard 5 rows forward and 5 rows back of their seats? They both had their own video player (what sounded like and probably was) on full blast.
So when we questioned her about turning the volume down, she literally shrugged and had no concern for our request. We told her it is affecting those around her, who had been listening to the cartoons for going on an hour, and were now complaining. Still nothing. Finally, we asked if she had headphones for the players.
She had no headphones. Why? Because they “Don’t like headphones”.
OMG OF COURSE THEY DON’T!
(sorry for screaming, but if you read the seat belt story you’d understand)
They don’t like seatbelts. They don’t like headphones. They don’t like rules and the law – or being told what to do. These kids are going to turn out AWESOME!
When we demanded her kids wear headphones and gave her the airplane ones, she mocked in disgust, “Don’t you have nicer headphones than these?”
Holy Batman Crazy Lady!
Yeah we have spare Bose Noise Cancelling Headsets for your spoiled-a*$ children, they are in the back, hold on while I go polish them and paint them with gold.
But only because you are so pleasant.
Conclusion: If you are a parent, please parent. Don’t let your children be in charge and don’t teach them to be inconsiderate of other people, just like you are. Thanks!
Disclosure: I want to let you in on a little piece of my life, and this is why I am starting this feature. I hope you enjoy my stories… with a grain of salt of course! My travel stories are in no way a reflection on my employer.