Dear Passengers (Part 3)


A few months ago, a passenger kindly slammed an overhead bin on my hand, which resulted in 3 months off work for me. It was painful, and may I add very rude, but I looked at the bright side of the situation. The timing coincided with weddings I was planning to attend, I had been wanting to spend more time with my parents and I was going through a breakup. I was busy.

However, after all of that was done and over with, I did miss flying a bit. And then I worked one flight and I realized perhaps I didn't miss it so much -:) and here is why. 

" - Excuse me Miss, what's under my seat?
  - Your life-vest Mam. 
  - But I want to put my bag under my seat.
  - You can put it under the seat in front of you or in the overhead bin.
  - But I don't want to."

Me at loss of words, but not her: 

" - I wanted to stretch my legs in front of me.
  - I am sorry about that, but I can help you put it up in the overhead bin so you have more room for your legs in front of you.
  - I don't want it up there. I want it next to me."

Me again at a loss of words, but again not her: 

" - I don't understand why they would put it there, it is so inconvenient (now she is looking really upset)
  - I understand (really I don't) but it is ESSENTIAL ... You know ... to save your life in case of an emergency (big smile to try and relax the "situation")
- Well, it is VERY uncomfortable!
- Awkward silence. "

It was not because I was at a loss for words at that point, but my momma taught me to say nothing if I don't have something nice to say. Also I didn't really want to get fired on my first day back at work.


Until next time dear passengers .... 


EAT WELL, TRAVEL OFTEN, TAKE PICTURES 


SARA 

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