sobota, 29 września 2012



1. You can eat a 4 course meal standing at the kitchen counter.
2. You search for a button to flush the toilet
3. You look for the "crew line" at the grocery store.
4. You can pack for a 2 week trip to Europe in 1 roll-aboard
5. All of your pens have different hotel names on them
6. You NEVER unpack
8. You can tell from 70 yards away if a piece of

luggage will fit in the overhead bin
9. You care about the local news in a city three states away
11. You know at least 25 uses for air sickness bags-none of which pertain to vomit
12. You understand and actually use the 24-hour clock
13. You own 2 sets of uniforms: fat and thin
15. You always point with two fingers
16. You get a little too excited by certain types of ice
17. You stand at the front door and politely say "Buh-bye, thanks, have a nice day" when someone leaves your home
18. You can make a sentence using all of the following phrases: "At this time," "For your safety," "Feel free," and "As a reminder"
20. You stop and inspect every fire extinguisher you pass, just to make sure the "gauge is in the green"
21. Your thighs are covered in bruises from armrests and elbows
22. You wake up and have to look at the hotel stationery to figure out where you are
23. You refer to cities by their airport codes
24. You actually understand every item on this list
25. Everytime the door bell rings you look up at the ceiling.
27. You open your bathroom doors at home slowly incase someone forgot to lock it.
29. When you ask your spouse when they will be coming home from work you ask for their "ETA"
31. You go through each room at your friends place looking for magazines to read!
32. You bring home different grocery bags full of goodies that you can't get in your home town! and tell a story about it!
33. You know better NOT to date a pilot!
34. Your a fire fighter, a nurse, a security officer and a server all in one!
35. Your a GREAT multi - tasker!
36. You have mastered the art of walking very quickly down the aisle and not catching anyone's eye. answer your phone by saying "Hi its ..... at "position"
40. when you try and put the foot brake on your shopping cart.
41.When releasing your seatbelt in the car, you try to 'lift the top portion of the buckle and pull apart" and are confused when you can't find it.
42. When sitting in the backseat of your friends car, you check the seat pocket for garbage.
43. when your friends or family ask what time it is, you ask in what time zone!
46. You see rubbish dropped on the floor in your own home and instead of bending down to pick it up, you kick it under the sofa.
47. You have 400 mobile numbers in your adress book of crew you still wanted to meet up with....but when you finally get the time and browes for numbers you cannot put their faces and names together!
48. You locate all the exits when on public transport and learn the door operations.
49. You are standing in an elevator in your hotel and cant remember what floor you're supposed to go to, or what your room number is.
50. You can never make definite plans, otherwise you know you'll be delayed/called out, for sure!
51. You can't help saying goodbye to friends or anyone without sounding patronising... "b'bye now.. bye!
52. when you've finished your dinner you throw the dirty plate in the cupboard and kick the door shut.
53. If you check your breast pocket for a pen when you are going to write a shopping list at home.
54. You automatically uncross your legs, sit back, and fold your arms across your lap when you hear an engine rev up, whether you're a passenger on a flight that day or just in the car
56. when ur going out from the hotel on a layover u smile and greet ppl u meet in the lifts... and ur not even in uniform!
58. You know the water gauge is showing empty and you grab a bottle of water and start washing your hands!
60. You carry around ultra concentrated spray for the smells that come out of the lavoratory to protect you and your fellow co-workers
64. Your dead heading on a flight and your sleeping and you wake up when they say "doors for departure and cross check" or when you hear the high low chimes in the cabin!
65. You tell people to turn off their cellphones or ipods.
66. If someone is smoking you show them the sign and remind them not to smoke!
67. You are ready to shop when you get to your destination!
68. You get so use to standing up while eating you don't even look for a chair anymore.
70. You have soo many pictures, you don't know what album to start with and what pictures belong where anymore!
71. You don't like long walks at the beach anymore, cause all you do is walk the ocean, but 36,000FT above!
73. you have mastered the art of putting on makeup in the car/bus/subway
74. you carry in your purse a stain-remover pencil at all times
75. you apologize for everything
76. you are no longer disgusted at stepping in dog poo: you've seen me!
77. you appreciate time at home more than anyone else
78. when you ask someone a question, you stick your ear in their face and put your hand around it in order to hear better
80. you're a pro of small talk and specialize in four categories: children, mortgages, divorces, and your in-laws
81. you've got a bunch of old worthless coins from the pre-Euro era
82. you bring your big suitcase on a one-day layover to get your groceries!
85. you're dead-heading and you offer to place other passengers' luggage in the overhead bins, or bring them blankets.
87. you keep all your creams/perfumes/cosmetics in small pots and bottles so that they pass security cause you know its has to be under 100ML
88. You hear your cell phone ring even when it's not ringing
90. your fruits and veggies at home always go bad because you're always away
92. You have different currencies in your wallet.

So you want to be a flight attendant?

poniedziałek, 3 września 2012


Wysiadając z samolotu, trzeba mieć głowę na karku, oczywiście pod tym kątem, żeby niczego nie zapomnieć. Wróciłam wczoraj w nocy z Paryża, 256 osób wysiadło, dajemy znak kierowcy autobusu do odjazdu, a tu nagle po schodach wbiega filipińska niania arabskiej rodziny, krzycząc że zapomniała dziecka. Myśleliśmy, że to żart. Biegnie przez pół kabiny i ku naszemu zdziwieniu, wraca na rękach ze śpiącym chłopcem, który mógł mieć na oko z cztery lata. Ludzie zapominają różnych rzeczy, laptopów, podręcznych walizek, zakupów z duty free, ale tą Panią, wpisuję na pierwsze miejsce do księgi zakręconych. Jak można zapomnieć dziecka z samolotu? Pisałam już kiedyś, że w momencie gdy wszyscy wysiadają musimy przeszukać samolot pod kątem bezpieczeństwa i tego co mogło w nim zostać ukryte, a być tam na pewno nie powinno. I teraz wyobraźcie sobie sytuację, że sprawdzam moją zonę, a tam arabskie dziecko. Pozdrawiam serdecznie wszystkie nianie i przychodzi mi do głowy myśl. Ile miała dzieci pod opieką, że jej się jednego zapomniało?