Another Flight Attendant on a Power Trip

Filed under:Jerks,Mothering — posted by Anwyn on June 26, 2008 @ 6:08 am

If any flight attendant ever supposes she has the right to do anything regarding my child other than telling me what she wants him to do, I’ll get kicked off the plane for telling her to go to hell. You do not touch or tighten my child’s seatbelt–and, thankfully, no flight attendant on any of the many flights we’ve taken has ever felt it necessary to do so. They do not interact directly with the child; they go through me. The most annoying it’s ever gotten was an attendant who insisted–while he was dead asleep–that he could not be lying down during landing, even with his seatbelt on. I complied and sat him up. (Yes, I do know the meaning of the word “comply” and have even suited action to the word on occasion.)

This mother wasn’t so lucky. The flight attendant seems to have been, though–because if I were the mother she would have been bawled out the first time she touched him. Seems she got to extend her power trip through several more incidents.

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  1. What gets me is that the pilot went along with it: gave the child “a stern warning” and announced that there was an “uncontrollable” child on the plane before landing. Total strangers yelling at someone else’s child? I don’t think so. They can go to hell.

    When did pilots cease being cute and intelligent?

    Comment by Bumble — June 26, 2008 @ 8:58 am

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