Bad flight attendant: "Let me see if I understand you, lady. You brought on board a bag so heavy that you can barely carry it, and you definitely can't stow it. You want me to lift this VERY heavy bag and risk injuring myself. If I injure myself, I will have to go out on a workers comp leave. If I'm on workers comp, I don't make as much money as I normally would which, in turn, means that I will have difficulty meeting my financial obligations, or I will have to drain my savings. So, now I ask you again: You want me to do what you self-centered twit?"
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Heavy Carry On Bags
During the boarding process today, a well dressed woman stopped me in the aisle and said: "You'll need to take care of my bag, miss."
"I'll be happy to have it checked for you ma'am," I replied. "I'll be right back with a claim ticket for you."
She freaked out. Her voice got louder and louder as she called out. "No, No, NO, NO! You must put it overhead. Be careful, it's very heavy. I could barely carry it on and I don't want to lift it."
This is where the good flight attendant on my right shoulder, and the bad flight attendant on my left shoulder, had a bit of a discussion.
Good flight attendant, smiling: "I understand it's heavy, ma'am, and that why I'm not going to lift it either. I see three possible solutions here, and I'm going to leave the choice up to you. You can put it in the overhead yourself. You can stow it beneath the seat in front of you. Or, I will be happy to have it checked for you. Please let me know what you decide."
I continued smiling as I walked away to the not so subtle cheering from the people around her.
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