So You Think Being A Stewardess Is All About Glamour And Stacks Of Cash?
Okay, so now that I am hopped up on anti-inflammatories, somewhat recovered from the crazy shift at my second job and am semi-ambulatory — I suppose I can finally write this noise.
Whoever said “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” can go kick rocks (sorry Neitzsche). Or was it something like “What does not destroy me… yada yada yada.” The idea of Neitzsche uttering the words “yada yada yada” totally makes my day, but I digress….
So in between doing 400 loads of dishes, busing numerous tables covered in dirty dishes and taking orders from a toolish manager, this post hit me. I wrote it in my head as I attempted to drown out the dreaded self-dialogue and the fact that I was probably on coffee cup number 378 at the time.
“This sucks this sucks this sucks this sucks…Gotta make coffee gotta make coffee gotta make coffee…Don’t forget to do the dishes don’t forget to do the dishes…Omfg is it time to leave yet?..Don’t lose your s**t don’t lose your s**t don’t lose your s**t…I probably shouldn’t be praying for an earthquake to hit…Did I leave on the iron?..Eff s**t piss eff s**t piss…Dear baby Jesus, get me the hell out of here.”
I thought it should be known just how glamorous it really is to be a flight attendant, because look at what the hell I am doing. I’m hustling my ass off at a semi-fast food chain restaurant on my day off from flying the not-always-friendly skies. Yeah, that’s right. I am a flight attendant and I can now add glorified dishwasher and busser to the resume. Oh, and I make coffee, too! I’m not exactly sure why the hell I said glorified, because I feel no glory while there, but whatevs.
I’m not looking for sympathy, pity or a pat on the back. My goal here is to share a little insight into my experience and story, as well as to educate people about the “real deal” for some of us flying you around in those extremely comfortable (HA!) large metal tubes. If in the end the following information makes a few passengers a little more patient, kind and understanding, that’s just an added bonus my colleagues and I will happily accept.
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