Stay in your Seat

flying on a planeFlying has recently become less comfortable and sometimes down right frustrating than it was a few years ago.  Smaller seats, crowded flights, and temperamental attitudes have made air travel a hit or miss.

Most flights I put on my music, close my eyes, and do my best to just get through. But recently I was shocked and surprised at the number of people who just ignore the flight crew.  From not sitting when they are asked, not stowing bags, and just being snotty to everyone, this flight has been rough.

I’m sitting here on my flight to Orlando and the Captain comes over the speaker to ask all passengers to please take their seats due to heavy turbulence.

That seems reasonable, right?

Bouncy plane= Unsafe to walk around

But every two minutes someone has gotten up, walked from the front of the plane all the way to the back. One guy bringing his cup to ask the crew for another drink, right after one more announcement for everyone to PLEASE take their seats. He came back annoyed. Yet another guy heads back anyways, ignoring the last request.

How hard it is to just sit down for your own safety? Even the little kid flying alone isn’t getting up and wandering around!

It’s as if the rules that everyone else on the plane is following doesn’t apply to them. I’m sorry, when the guy in charge of keeping us from crashing tothe ground asks me to do ANYTHING I am going to do it… well, almost anything. Sitting my bum down, that I am good with doing. I don’t want to be the person walking around when the plane hits a cloud pothole and find my body gliding through the air and landing with a thud in the isle, or worse on someone else.

It’s not a hard request. Sit down and stay there until they say you can get up.

When you fly as often as I do, it’s hard not to have a list of a few things that drive you crazy when you are stuck in your seat for hours.

Beyond screaming babies, the farting guy, and the chatty passenger, there are few things that drive me crazy more than people who think their desires are more important than others. It’s selfish behavior.

Yes, there are emergencies that happen.  However, walking around with your cup saying you need another drink after being told repeatedly to sit down, that’s just rude.

And to the lady with very large curves that would make Kim K. a little jealous,  when you bump into every single person walking down the isle… we are human too.  Don’t give us dirty looks when your ample bum actually goes into my isle seat and smashes my shoulder.  I was in my own seat!  And really… did you actually have to go to the bathroom 4 times in a 5 hour flight?  Couldn’t you just wait a little longer?

Ahhhh… the joys of traveling by air.

Sometimes you just have to vent and know that you are not alone.

Love, Crysta - Dancing With Fireflies

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  1. I agree 100%! Unfortunately, it’s not just in airplanes that these behaviors take place. It’s happening in supermarkets, parking lots and pretty much all places of business. It seems as if a large number of people fail to realize that that they aren’t the only ones trying to make it through the world. And, you don’t want me to get started on school functions involving the parents…:)

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