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Terrific diversion in a digestible format
on September 1, 2005
This was a fun read, a compilation of short, unconnected essays on twenty years of working as a flight attendant. The stories are amusing, but there is something missing to make this book complete as a whole. Pick it up expecting a few minutes of pleasurable reading and laugh-out-loud antics and you won't be disappointed.
One hilarious story was about carrying passengers bags: [p 48] Every day passengers bring bags on board that they are unable to lift into the overhead bins. So they turn to me, and say "Will you life this for me? I don't want to hurt my back." I am tempted to say, "Oh, I _do_ want to hurt my back. Here, let me."
The bag essay continues as Marsha tells the story of the time she took a shoulder bag off an old lady's wheelchair, and it weighed close to 100 pounds. She inquired what was in the bagm and the lady revealed that it was filled with rocks from her daughter's house (near a quarry) that she was carrying home for her garden.
This is a fun, short read, and it reminded me how much flight attendants have to deal with on a daily basis. I'll certainly think twice about taking my irration at an airline out on a flight attendant working in the trenches.