Overheard onboard today:
P.A. Announcement: "Once again, all electronic equipment must now be turned off so that we can close the door for pushback. All cell phones, PDA's, computers, personal stereos, and games must now be turned off. We will let you know when you can use them once again."
Fly Girl: (Repeating an earlier request) "Ma'am, I need you to turn off your cell phone now; we're ready to depart."
Passenger: "Oh, I didn't think that you meant that I had to."
Fly Girl: "Yes, ma'am, everyone needs to turn off all electronic equipment."
Fly Girl: (What I was really thinking) Of course YOU don't have to turn it off, we meant everyone else. Because you're special and no one minds taking a delay so that you can finish up your conversation.
Sometimes it's hard to be the good Fly Girl.