eharding & Nipper2, you obviously have the talent, but you need WAY more practice. Now let me show you how the big boys do it:
Flight's 35 mins blocks to blocks, 180 pax of whom 52 in business class, (all of whom will need to be fed & watered and served coffee after that) there's 3 FAs and the FSB sign has been switched off 3 secs ago. (that is 7 mins of the 35 GONE!) DING DONG!!
"Jude could you step into the cockpit pet?" frantic look at watch
"Sure Captain, on my way"
"Ah there you are darling, everything OK in the cabin, lovely morning isn't it?" feckit, get on with it mate, that's 9 minutes gone
"Anything I can do for you guys, tea, coffee, a snack?"
"Oooh we have snacks do we, what kind my dear?"
"The usual Captn, same we've been having for the past 6 months, scampi salad or blueberry pancakes" 11 minutes gone
"Well I'm not sure, John would you like the scampi?"
"No no no Captn, YOU have the scampi, I don't mind at all"
"No need to be so formal John, YOU have it"
"Eeermm guys, I'm in a bit of a hurry here, why don't I bring you both and then you decide in your own good time?" 12 minutes gone, nervous tension is now getting to me, starting to break a sweat
"Excellent idea pet, that's what we'll do! Oh and please, John, what would you like to drink? Coffee, tea?"
"I'll have coke-light please, do we have a slice of lemon Jude?"
"Sure mate, nurries. How about you Captn?"
"Coffee's fresh is it?" of course it's fecking fresh, it's 0645 in the frigging morning, you think I saved it from last night???
"Yes Captain, coffee's fresh, just brewed it myself"
"Oh well, I think I'll have a nice cuppa tea then. Any Earl Grey about?"
"No Captn, just regular I'm afraid" where the hell does he think he is? The fecking Ritz??
"Oh well, mustn't keep you, I'm sure you're busy" no sh!t Sherlock
"Please could I havere regular milk, I really don't like the powdered stuff, and my wife's telling me to watch my weight so could I have one sweetener and half a sugar please?"
"Coming up guys, and could you please just open the door when I knock so I won't have to call again?"
"Sure Jude, just one thing though sweetheart; as Purser you really should learn to relax a bit, you seem a tad tense there"
Perhaps a member of the cabin crew sisterhood who holds a PPL would like to comment ? Oops, sorry, perhaps there aren't any
Oops, careful, RJ ! There are quite a few(and some who are also FATPL and/or FIs, just waiting patiently for a job at the pointy end.) The ones I knew were bl**dy good too. I'm sure one would be glad to take you to task............
Yes - every pilot thinks they're better than the next one, they would have made a better decision if faces with the facts preceding an accident. It the same reason eejits buy shares/bonds - they KNOW for a fact Mastercard is a big company and everyone has one so therefore they MUST go up... The fact is, like stock markets, the true experts (ATPLs) know a lot more than PPLs and then burnt less often... it's really rather simple (I know better than all the other posters, because I'm human....errr...)
Hmmmmmm. Herein I see a response to a thread title of
"Are all stewardesses airheads?”
with a jocular title of
“Are all PPL holders arrogant, ignorant pompous trolls?"
(Please note the “wink” icon behind the “link”.)
I personally found it quite amusing to see “addressing like with like”, especially when the rest of the contributors seemed to see the joke (well almost the rest), and joined in with some good natured banter themselves (vis “milk and two sugars please, pet” and “I find that if you address the cabin crew as 'Maid' or 'Wench' it calms their nerves nicely....” and even “coffee black one please, milk no sugar”). Well maybe they and I have a weird sense of humour. Furthermore, the subsequent responses from the thread starter seemed to continue in the same light-hearted vein.
Having perused the thread from start to finish, I am really sorry but I seem to be unable to find any traces of
“making personal attacks on other posters and playing the ball not the player”
. I must be getting blind and/or confused in my old age.
And as for
“If I over-reacted in such a petulant way ……”
, all I can say is ------- well, actually, words fail me.
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