Tuesday, March 04, 2008

The Royal We

Just recently I've been working the one-FA plane. And a funny thing that happens when you start working by yourself after you've gotten used to working with someone else all the time is that, during your announcements, you begin to refer to yourself as 'we.' I hadn't even noticed I was doing it until someone asked me where the other FA was. I explained that I was king of the aircraft, and would continue to refer to myself as 'we' until I was dethroned at the next revolution. Unsurprisingly, they didn't get it.
Education doesn't make you smart. It just makes you not funny.


Blogger AkuTyger said...

smile and nod

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a question. I have been doing more traveling lately, and I was wondering if ANY plane had a row numbered 13???

6:56 PM  
Blogger Phil said...

Actually, row 13 is the exit row, ha ha.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

You think it's funny now... wait until you've got a plane full of Sandinistas.

11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You need to cultivate the royal wave. If I had been on that plane I would have laughed until I wet myself. I was once on a plane where the We in question stated that "this is a no-smoking aircraft, and anyone who cannot wait to smoke is welcome to take a stroll out on the left wing." I SWEAR I WAS THE ONLY ONE LISTENING>>>>if not, I was the only one who understood it. Which, now that I think of it, might be quite likely.

8:11 PM  
Blogger Phil said...

Elbow elbow wrist wrist, yeah, I know, we did that in FA School. And though I do like that one about smoking on the wing, our emergency exits are over the wing, and the FIRST time I say something like that out loud, some sawed-off bucktooth is going to actually try it. His only saving grace will be that I won't ever have to hear him stammer, "'L I thought you was serious, bruh!"

12:39 PM  
Blogger Aviatrix said...

It made me laugh. Because I'll be ferrying an airplane ALL BY MYSELF with nothing on board but cargo, and I'll tell the air traffic controller ever time that "we" would like to start our descent into the Toronto area, or that "we" are looking for the traffic at twelve o' clock. I think I'm referring to me and the airplane. I'm not sure. At least in statements like "we are concerned about your safety" or "we require you to strap your butt in your seat and leave it there" you can speak on behalf of the pilots. We back you up, we really do. Any pilot who doesn't should be sent back to some airplane with 18 seats and no flight attendants for a while so s/he learns to appreciate you.

10:43 AM  
Blogger Phil said...

Aviatrix: I like you already.

12:02 AM  

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