The most curious complaints on board
Who just does not have to visit stewards and stewardesses during routine flights! They act as safety experts, waiters, arbitrators in resolving conflicts and disputes, masters to repair iPods, bottle warmers, in general, servants for everything.
The poor people stoically endure the anger and nagging of irritated and capricious passengers, keeping friendly smiles on their faces. Each of them could tell a lot of funny stories and situations that occurred on board at one or another altitude. In this article we will talk about the most ridiculous and eccentric complaints that they had to face during the flight.
Nobody likes to be late. Complaints about this are the most common. However, there were passengers who complained that the plane “sat down too early.” What can be answered here? Only this: “Next time we will do our best to make you late.”
I also recall the case when an elderly lady, forever stuck in the era of beatism, anxiously reported that she felt “negative vibes” on board. Her concerns were reported to the ship’s commander after landing.
Some passengers complain about too many video channels, while others have an abundance of information in their headphones that prevents them from falling asleep. Maybe just turn the nasty device on and off by pressing the red “Off” button?
The mature gentleman, traveling with his wife, was prevented from enjoying the flight by the short skirt of one of the stewardesses. By his own admission, his eyes invariably focused on the slender forms of the stewardess, when she rose on tiptoe, closing the upper luggage racks. A colleague of the beauty suggested that the sufferer close his eyes or look the other way.
There was also a case where the commander’s long tongue earned sharp discontent. The happy pilot, who had just received a promotion, rampantly ranted about the characteristics of the liner, weather conditions, described in detail the terrain stretching under the wing. As a result, several passengers asked the steward to invite the captain to shut up.
There are also very delicate situations. For example, the presence in the cabin of the first class of a person suffering from an accumulation of gases in the intestine. As you know, it is usually quite difficult to pinpoint the source of an unpleasant odor in a relatively small room. Seeing that many passengers began to put earplugs that weren’t intended for this purpose, one of the stewardesses experimentally identified the intruder and, under the applause of the others, advised him to visit the restroom.
Enthusiastically picking his nose, he provoked the discontent of one of the tourists. A steward who came to sort it out did not find an ill-mannered youth, but a respectable gentleman in a three-piece suit, who apparently decided to have a bite to eat before the dinner offered by the airline. Not wanting conflict, the wise flight attendant invited the lady to change seats.
According to one of the heroes of Sergei Dovlatov, a share of the absurd is needed in everything. But what about the promise of never flying company flights, just because she changed Cola to Pepsi?
Someone believes that visual instructions for fastening a belt, using an oxygen mask and a life jacket are designed for dumbasses. They can be understood. But once, after a briefing on the rules of behavior when landing on the water, the steward had to fend off an elderly passenger who speaks poorly English for a good twenty minutes. This worthy gentleman did not know how to swim and calmed down only after making sure that the plane landed on hard ground.