I flew out of Australia today and had to sit on the wing, with the emergency exit. The male flight attendant had to brief everyone there to ensure they were OK with opening the door in an emergency occurred, and all of that rubbish. He had like, fully rehearsed this speech. He was extremely theatrical about it. Like, hilariously theatrical. I wanted to laugh in his face, mind you, I was running on about 12 hours sleep over a three day period, and only one hour that night, and it was 5am. I made friends with this German girl sitting next to me who could speak English and respond as long as you were clear about what you were saying. He briefed us all and was then like "DO YOU OBJECT?
? ANY OF YOU?
?" I very quietly said no, and the German girl shook her head. He was like "MADAM I NEED FOR YOU TO PHYSICALLY SAY NO I DO NOT OBJECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" and she could not understand. He was getting a bit frustrated, and then the pilot made an announcement over the loud speaker. He sighed really dramatically and said under his breath ".... great, now I can't even do it..." and turned away. I laughed and laughed, and it was probably not subtle at all. After the announcement was over he briefed the people sitting on the other wing and turned back to us and was like "DO YOU OBJECT?
" and I was like "Mate, you didn't even finish talking before.. but, no, whatever."
I just found it so funny that he made such a big deal out of it. Initially it was like a theatre performance, the way he was talking, and then it became the worst thing in the entire world that he couldn't finish what he was saying. THE WORST THING EVER THAT THE PILOT IS TALKING TO EVERYONE ON THE AIRCRAFT AND WELCOMING US! HORRIBLE!
I also asked another flight attendant for a bottle of water, and she went away for about 10 minutes to get one. I fell asleep. For some reason I woke up, and noticed she was leaned over me, trying very subtley to tuck it in next to me. I opened my eyes and was like "THANKS!" and I think I startled her just a bit.
I also sat sprawled out at the airport, with my feet over the chairs, looking really nice at 4am. I was exhausted. I was writing shit on my laptop to post in a blog later and everyone steered clear of me. It made me laugh. Guess I looked really angry even though I smiled at a lot of people?
Now I'm back home and someone I haven't seen in a month is organising with me to see me on Monday and I feel really good about that.
I also like to talk a lot of rubbish. Simple stuff makes my day.