I have flown on & off for over 3 decades with two other old farts, we've triple buddy bid for years & they have seen me go thru a gillion changes with the times. They are great FA's & funny as hell. Together we are hilarious & pretty much legends for being outrageous at our base after all this time. And also for cussing & swearing like we have tourets syndrome. They always work in coach (Main Cabin) & I in first class.
Well, I have picked up extra trips a lot in coach for a few years now. And I have also worked with so many different FA's. So imagine my shock & surprise this last trip when I picked up an Extra posistion in coach to fly with them again, & I ended up not so thrilled.
Not that this is of any monumental importance, but I don't really care for the way they work their trip back there. They were still great & also very professional, so it's not that. I just don't like it, other FA's do it so differently & they are stuck in their own rigid habits. Whatever. I was just dissappointed.
And one of them has a mean streak that I doubt I'll ever get use to. It comes on suddenly, out of the blue for no reason. Example: Going thru security at lax I say to her as I'm gathering up my things & putting my jacket back on, "you guys go ahead, I know you like to get coffee at Starbucks." To which she gives me this look of dissdane like I'm crazy & stupid & says shaking her head, "ohhh you're way off.." like I'm making it all up... Writing it down, I just sound too sensitive.. but being there, it just wasn't necessary. Especially like they always want to go early to get the fucking coffee, but oh... I guess that's just in the (early) morning? Okay, I'm wrong, it's not that early, it's almost noon, I'm CLEARLY way off. Wierd. sheesh. I ignored it.
Neither one of them even looks at computers, so I doubt they'll ever read this. And it's not that big of deal, anyway. I just expected more. I was really so happy to see them after 4 months apart. But I just had thought it would have gone differently.
Oh, & it came up that this one doesnt like Rosie O'Donnell, Joy Behar or Kathy Griffith because "they're so mean" & she doesn't think that's necessary. Lordie, try looking in the mirror, darling. I mean, SERIOUSLY.
Why is this making me sad & annoyed? I don't know, maybe because I couldn't wait to surprise them & be a part of the 'coach team'. And it WAS good to be back with them. I guess it just reminded me of things I didn't care about them, too. AS IF there aren't a bunch of things that annoy them about me. I'll look back on this as just another experience of us together over the years & see how silly I was to have felt upset. I do think I'll start writing it all down now, tho. Try not to pass out from bordom.