We all know this story more intimately than we’d like to admit — we swore that this time we’d pack lightly, it’s just a three-day trip, right? Well, it didn’t work, and here we are again, trying to pass a huge suitcase as a little carry-on bag. In these moments we usually hope no one can see us.
Sadly, it is the cabin crew’s job to notice what’s going on with us, hopefully, they won’t tell anyone about this shameful secret. But rest assured, there’s always at least one flight attendant looking at you in amusement while you try to fit your huge bag in the overhead compartment.
Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?
You should always look at the glass half full, even if it's filled with fizzy Diet Coke. Listen, if the worst part about your job is pouring Diet Coke, it sounds like you're doing great in life! But we get that having to stand and wait while the coke fizzles down to pour more can get annoying, especially if you have hundreds of other passengers anxiously waiting for service.
But we have to admit that this one is unclear to us for many reasons. Firstly, what makes Diet Coke so different? If anyone knows the answer, please let us know! Secondly, can't the passenger pour Diet Coke for themselves?
High and Dry
You'd think that having the ability to try different foods and drinks from all over the world is part of the perks of being a frequent flyer, i.e. a flight attendant. Alas, it seems that the grass is not always greener on the other side, not to mention the air and the water on the plane.
Well, apparently being so high up in the air, as well as drinking water from all over the world results in notably flakey skin. The hardness of the water from certain parts of the world can do a lot of damage to skin and hair, so we suspect that any veteran flight attendant always carries some moisturizer in their bag. Our jobs might give us stress, but at least our skin is still intact.
Dirty Little Secret
We all have our dirty little secrets, things we wouldn't want anyone to know because they'd destroy our reputation. Well, airlines also have a couple, but their secrets are bigger and, well, smellier. Apparently, the seats by the bathroom are the worst ones to occupy, as when things get explosive in the toilet, the mechanics put all different types of icky and smelly parts and equipment on them.
In general, you would try to avoid being seated next to the toilet just because of the smell and the number of people walking by you all the time, but now you have an even bigger reason!
No Hairspray Ma'am!
We all know that some things should never be brought onto an airplane, but some people just can't survive without their hairspray or vape. We do sympathize, we know you have got to make sure your hair stays on fleek during a 13-hour flight, that's a basic human need!
But, just like vapes, hairspray should not be used on the plane, because the last thing you want on a long flight is for the smoke alarms to go off and nervous passengers to have a meltdown, right? You'd think this is pretty self-explanatory, but with today's passengers, apparently, nothing is.