Motor Mouths

October 20, 2007

in Passenger Stories

This happened a few years ago. My wife and I flew out to Los Angeles to visit her daughter. On the return flight home, which was the red eye to Chicago, there were three young women sitting behind us.

As everyone was trying to get settled, and at least trying to get some sleep, these three ladies chatted up a storm. Their conversation could be heard through out the aircraft; twice the flight attendants asked them to keep the chatter to a low roar.

Wrong thing to say, as they became louder and louder, and it got even worse when a flight attendant announced departure would be delayed a few minutes. My timing couldn’t have been any better when one of the motor mouths complained about the delay. Without missing a beat I said, “If you would just shut up, we can leave.” No sooner had I said that when the aircraft began to be pushed back from the gate. Laughter filled the front of the aircraft, but didn’t keep the three from talking loudly the entire 3.5 hr flight to Chicago.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous April 3, 2009 at 1:41 pm



Rob April 3, 2009 at 10:04 pm

noise is a form of pollution.

repeat (to yourself). That should definitely be an instruction before a plane takes off.


jimbob April 26, 2009 at 11:51 am

should have stood up for yourself and told them to shut the hell up.


sexygal May 19, 2015 at 11:09 pm

I would've just listened to them talking; I probably would've learned something new abt people! You just never know!


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