Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Rude in the Sky

I just got back from a long weekend trip to our nation's capital. Ate some great food, enjoyed some nice wine, took in a few sites and the company of two friends that I haven't seen in ages.

But what gets me is this: rude and obnoxious airline passengers.

I understand that you, for some reason, feel the need to carry on your suitcase thingy and your laptop. However, when the person at the gate announces the flight is packed and you are only allowed one carry-on item and the other must be checked plane-side, going ballastic is most likely not going to get you anywhere except tossed into a room with the TSA. Yes, I am sure you are far more important than the rest of us that YOU should be allowed two items. Personally, I thought you looked like a jackass.

And Mr. Im Moreimportant - If you are in that big of a hurry to get off the plane (that was even ahead of schedule in landing), maybe you should have opted for the upcharge of the "more leg room seating" at the front of economy class or first class. But banging through people like Dick Butkus with your carry-on from the back of the plane as soon as it is permissible to move, puts you in jackass category with the above.

But the biggest "prize" goes to the superjerk in front of me on the way to DC from Chicago. I think if I were the flight attendant, I would have thrown your ass out...at 30,000 feet. Put your laptop and the headphone away before we take off...and not after you've been told several times. And after a third request from the flight attendant, you slam the lid of the laptop down on your traytable so hard, I can feel the shake from where I'm sitting. And just as we hit the ground, you are on your cell texting away.

And somewhere, close by, some woman had enough perfume on that if some terrorist was nearby, he could have used her as a chemical warfare material. Must have a swimming pool of stuff at her house.

Minus the perfume issue, I don't understand the mentality of these people.