I spent my weekend in Chicago.
Yesterday I flew back and was seating in the second to last row of the plane, which left my ears in close proximity of the flight attendants and their gossiping. I'm usually seated in either the front or the middle of the plane when I have a flight, so it was my first time actually hearing flight attendants engage in conversation as these were. They were loud and obnoxious and of course that would be the case when I forget to buy a pair of headphones. I heard them chat about everything from snap chat to their plans for the weekend.
After a two hour flight and unnecessary noise at the crack of dawn, I realized flight attendants are still people at the end of the day. I have a way of putting people in a bubble because of their career sometimes and I have to remind myself that we are all human. Speaking of being human, once I returned home after my flight I randomly and ironically stumbled across an article about flight attendants and their insane confessions. If these confessions don't make you realize that flight attendants are human at the end of the day, I don't know what will. Keep scrolling to see for yourself below.
"My friend walked to the back lavatory to wash his hands. He was talking to me as he opened the door. What he didn't know was that there was a woman sitting on the toilet who forgot to lock it. He stepped in without seeing her and was between her legs. She tried to pull her panties up quickly but couldn't because he was standing on them. They both fell out of the bathroom."
"An air marshall came up to me while working in the back galley and starting talking. He asked me if we could hang out during the layover. I told him no, but then he continued to persist and said he wanted to spend the night with me. I said, 'I'm flattered, but I'm happily married.' He came back and said, 'It's OK. No one will have to find out. It's not like your husband is here.' That's when I let him know, 'Actually, he's our pilot.' He slunk back in his seat like the dog he was."
"I had a passenger that bit off his toenails, making a small clippings pile on the small console of the seat. When he asked me to throw them out, my face wrinkled up so bad that I think he knew he was way out of line."
"I had an 8-year-old walk on the plane with a Mike's Hard Lemonade."
"A passenger was a quadriplegic and brought a service monkey with him on the plane. The monkey started going nuts on the flight. It was feeding on the passenger food and started spewing the food all over the plane. Another flight attendant took the monkey and put it in the bathroom, but then it started going apeshit in there. They could not get that monkey to calm down."
Wow, and to think I was complaining about a little gossip.
Have you had any funny or insane plane experiences?