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Apr 17th 2009 10:19AM I've started noticing this a lot lately. Why do people waste time writing crap like this? Wow, some dude I don't know and have never met has nothing to say about this. Awesome.
Thanks, Federico P. Your near-speechlessness speaks volumes about this issue.
Seriously, dude. It's an article about people going to jail.
Times you should be rendered speechless:
Your brother thinks he is the second coming of Christ. Turns out he's right.
Your mother is on the cover of this month's Playboy with Hitler.
You find a severed finger inside a Twinkie and it's still moving.
Your father is pregnant with the Elton John's baby.
You find $1000 in your latest bowel movement and you have no idea how it got there.
Apr 10th 2009 4:50PM Thanks for proving my point#1. Real classy.
Apr 10th 2009 10:30AM Hey Heather,
As much as I love reading your column, I do side with anonymous. I'd say that 99% of flight attendants have this holier-than-thou attitude, which I can't really understand. I guess that because they are surrounded by well-to-do people all day long, they suddenly think that they are also jet-setting millionaires when they aren't wearing the uniform. I've never seen a profession such as yours where it seems like the customer is inconveniencing the employee every minute of the day. If teachers had the same attitude, the world would be a terrible place.
I'd also like to take you down a peg on your comment of people in your profession "shocking people back to life or landing in the Hudson River." I'd like to bet that there are few more school shootings than planes landing in rivers, and I'm sure teachers are saving lives everyday with the Heimlich maneuver more often than you are using the defibrillator, but that doesn't entitle them to slacking on the job.
As far as working second jobs, I'd bet more teachers are working second jobs than are flight attendants. I've seen one of my science teachers in Wal-mart, not shopping, but wearing the blue vest. Another science teacher at a Mexican restaurant, not eating, but taking orders.
Also, being stuck in a tube at 35,000 feet, yeah that sucks, but you also have to remember that the people you are stuck in that tube with are rotating in and out so your performance ultimately doesn't mean that much since they won't remember you tomorrow. Teachers are stuck in a box with the same "passengers" for months on end with each day's performance building on the one before. Imagine how terrible your job would be if you had the same nightmarish, ill-behaved passengers on your flight for months at a time. Imagine also if your passengers didn't have the diversions like video games, movies, i-Pods, comic books and magazines and it was up to you to keep them entertained, while teaching them something valuable.
Lastly, teachers do work off the clock, often grading papers at home, planning assignments and itineraries, working on extra-curriculars or sports, and, of course, attending to their own families.
I'm not a teacher, but I'm sure you'll receive equal sentiment from further readers who are.
Mar 23rd 2009 10:14AM My favorite accessory? My Tiffany valet keychain. I've had it so long that the stamp in the silver is worn out, but I still know it's Tiffany. I've had it longer than any watch, ring, wallet or anything else and I couldn't imagine losing it.
Feb 16th 2009 4:55PM No, it's the new company vehicle for Chotchkie's.
Feb 16th 2009 3:11PM Notice that they didn't even paint the reflection in the wet pavement the right color.
Feb 13th 2009 3:56PM The runway show should be interesting.
Feb 5th 2009 11:57AM Yeah, look at the hi-res on pic #4. Has this car been in an accident? Look at the difference in the gap on the hood between the left and right side.
Jan 27th 2009 1:27PM Major Geek,
Kia Rio and Dodge Durango LTD. My Rio nearly gets thrice the gas mileage of the 'Rango.
Jan 26th 2009 2:27PM Oh, please pick me. I'd love a nice Valentine's Day present!