Hotel Challenges - Part 2

This is serious business, a hair dryer can make or break your day.  That is if you can find it. Rarely will it be actually in the...

Hotel Challenges - Part 1

I have spent more than a third of my life in a hotel room, yet the little challenges that come with this lifestyle and these hotel rooms...

Sing Song

I do not have a sing song voice.  I wish I had, mostly because I think it is what people expect of those in the customer service...

Do Not Feed The Animals

When you work with the public for two decades you start to notice patterns in how people do things.  Take doing something very small like...

eXtreme DISTURBULENCE

I would like to make this perfectly clear to the flying public... the aisle is mine. I have 17 inches in which to sashay, shimmy, skip,...

I love my job!

If you ever have the opportunity to ask a flight attendant if they like their job, they ALWAYS emphatically answer yes! Then as if to...

Mad Libs - Stew Style

"h-h-hello?" "Is this (your name)?" "uh-huh." "This is Earlene from scheduling. We are going to have to (verb) you." You think to...

Balance

A friend of mine just asked why I hadn't written in awhile.... Besides waiting for inspiration to strike, I've also been waiting for the...

Van Talk

We get in the hotel van after a long day and the first officer starts talking sports. He is sitting right next to me, so to show my lack...

Jumpseat Confessional

Two flight attendants share a 1’x2’ barely padded, retractable torture device we call a jumpseat for take offs, landings and the...

Day 5 of 5

Preboarding. A wonderful family gets on. An elderly gentleman, his wife and what appears to be their daughter. Great folks. He is a lucky...

Why?

Why is it you don't feel the need to close the bathroom door behind you on the plane? Why is it you need to have your bag in the...

It's in the stars....

I pretty much ALWAYS think we're going to crash. Not when we're cruising at altitude or sitting at the gate mind you but every landing...

Flying with kids.... *gasp*

Flying with children... dun dun dunnnnnn. You are going on a vacation, somewhere exciting. Exciting enough to bring your beloved...

A few of my least favorite things...

I was trying to come up with a version of "A Few of My Favorite Things" the flight attendant version, unfortunately these things kept...

Little Differences

You know what the funniest thing about Europe is? It's the little differences. I mean they got the same shit over there as they got here,...

Potty Talk

"Sir, sir, you need to be seated. The fasten seat belt sign is on and the captain has asked the flight attendants to be seated as well" ...

Crash pads!

What happens when you live in one city and you work out of another? You commute. You are a commuter. You make a conscious choice to live...

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