Random thoughts of a Brit living in the Imperial Valley of California

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The sad fact about airplane travel is that you get to spend large periods of time cooped up with large numbers of people. And that means the chances of meeting more stupid people increases. For instance – how hard is it to sit in your assigned seat? There were only 40 seats on the flight to LAX but at least 10 people had chosen to sit other than their assigned seat. Perhaps its arrogance rather than sutpidity – that somehow they are more important than everyone else and we will all quietly go sit somewhere else rather than make them sit where they were assigned. We are all not worthy.

And why can’t people follow the frick’in rules on a plane? Seats belt on, chairs in the upright position for take-off, doesn’t everyone know that? So how come two different people get up and go to the overhead lockers just as the plane is taking off from LAX? We’re halfway down the runway when they do it. Same with people who get up the minute the plane stops at the gate, before the seatbelt sign has been turned off. I understand that everyone wants to get off before the people in front of them (after all their time is so much more important than mine) but there is a safety reason why you should stay in your seat. A few years ago I was on a southwest flight, stopped at the gate, people got up, and the plane lurched forward, several people falling over, one guy got hit by falling luggage. Much to my glee, the captain came on and said “that people, is why you are told not to get up until the seatbelt sign has been turned off”.

I’m going back to England again next week, can’t wait to enjoy my fellow man’s company.

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March 8th, 2005 at 1:34 pm

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