Wednesday, June 1, 2011

FLYING SUCKS

Well, I made it. I arrived to Louisville in one piece after our 3:15 AM wake up call and 5 AM flight on Monday morning. It wasn't easy and it sure as hell wasn't fun, but I didn't accidentally forget to wake up for our game, and I managed to not fall asleep during one of my at-bats, so overall I'd mark that down as a great success.

During out flight I experienced a few things that I found funny, mainly because they didn't happen to me, but they also got me thinking. What the hell do these things have to do with safety? Maybe you all can help me out.

The first one happened at around 5:00 in the morning. One of my buddies next to me is sound asleep. Most of us were working on one or two hours of sleep if we were lucky, so everyone was trying to catch up on some Z's once we got on the plane. About ten minutes before takeoff our flight attendant attempted to get his attention by yelling "Sir!" three to four times. When she realized he was dead asleep and there was no waking him she went with the "shoving method". I'm sure he thought for a spilt second that the plane was going down, but once he realized what was going on he gave her that groggy look of, "what the hell do you want, and where am I?" The reason she was so hell bent on waking him. "Sir, you're window shade has to be completely up for take off!"

OK fine, if not having the window shade completely up is going to take this plane down, then go ahead and shake the hell out of all of us. But the next one I'm still confused about. About twenty minutes after takeoff one of our guys decided to switch seats, opting for an empty row where he could better get some shut eye. As the flight attendant came down the aisle she must have noticed that someone was not in the row earlier in the flight, but now was. "Sir! Excuse me Sir!" Once again this wasn't working on us. Her back up plan was to shake him (she was a big fan of shaking) which worked after three or four times. "Sir, did you move to these empty seats from another spot on the plane?" He looked at her and shook his head. "OK," she responded as she walked away. I'm still not sure if maybe she was jealous everyone on the plane was sleeping while she wasn't able to, but I still have no idea why the hell you would wake people up at 5 AM for this stuff. Maybe that stuff is important, and I'm not really that upset because it didn't happen to me, but I'm still very confused about it.

Anyways if you are a flight attendant, or maybe have a friend that is one, you can help me out on this one. In the meantime, I have to get over to the stadium for our game tonight. See you guys later.

18 comments:

  1. How did you know! Lol

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  2. I wonder if it isn't security after 9-11, shades have to be open so if the plane is being hijacked police can see in, also if anybody moves on the plane the attendant has to keep track of every person so that nobody goes missing and takes over the plane. My guess, if you end up with 1 more or 1 less person from first count, plane is landing!

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  3. Dude, it's plain to see what's going on here.  The "flight-attendant" is really on the Louisville Bat's payroll.  She was trying to keep you guys awake so that your team would be too fatigued to win the game.

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  4. Next time this happens I suggest someone gets up and starts shaking her going "Mam! Excuse me, Mam!" and when she looks puzzled (or scared as all hell) just shrug and walk away. Maybe she'll learn to not shake people or maybe it'll end in an arrest and your team will never be allowed to fly that airline again.

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  5. Sounds like a miserable night!!!!!!!!

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  6. I bet she was doing it because she was bored. Somewhere on the internets, a a flight attendant has a blog that starts.."There were this team of baseball players who made my flight a whole lot funnier...."

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  7. Congratulations on your 1st home run of the season as well as going 4-4.  Nice job!

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  8. Hahaha...damn I should have figured that out!

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  9. Yes great plan lol

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  10. Yes not very fun

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  11. I will find her

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  12. Hey thanks

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  13. Duh- She's a cleat-chaser and nobody made into the Mile-High Club that night!

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  14. If it was a small plane you have to keep the weight evenly distributed ....  your lucky the plane didn't go in to a barrel roll when that player moved

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  15. Good thing for that!

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