Cart Clogs Aisle

September 3, 2009

in Attendant & Pilot Stories

I was on a Spirit Airlines flight from Detroit Metro to Reagan International to go to a wedding. The flight time was less than an hour and we were told that after 9/11 any flight coming out of or going into Washington, DC can not have anyone be out of their seats within a 30 minute radius.

I had arrived early and had used the facilities in the terminal, but due to a delay after we boarded and being unable to use the flight bathroom I had to go once we were able to move about the cabin.

As I went to the back this old troll of a flight attendant told me that I had to use the “first class” bathroom because they were starting drink service and his cart needed to get through the aisle (which took up the whole thing I might add). I went up front where there was a line. I waited patiently and after the person ahead of me came out this fat woman jumps up from the seat across and darts in, ignoring the fact that I had obviously been in line. She was able to get in because I politely had stepped aside to let the person who had just exited go by.

She took a long time in there and finally came out. I resisted the urge to call her something very offensive and went inside and was out in less than a minute.

Since I had to wait for so long, the troll flight attendant had moved his cart past my seat by about 2 or 3 rows and had to move his cart back so I could get to my seat. The worst part is he and the woman with him had only completed a few rows of the entire coach section. Meanwhile the two women who were attending the first class section had, without a cart, served the entire first class section and were about a third of the way into coach when I came back.

I almost let the troll have it because he started scolding me because he had to move his cart to let me get to my seat. I resisted the urge to tell him a) if he wasn’t so slow it would have been fine by now and b) if he did not need his cart 3″ from him I could have used the back restroom because I was 4th row from the back of the plane.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

debbie October 6, 2009 at 5:55 am

Nice that you refer to another human being as a troll. A flight that is less then a hour long, your lucky to even get a drink especially going into DCA let alone think they have the time to move the cart for you. Your equally lucky to be able to use the 1st class lav. because one of the TSA rules for DCA state that you use the lav in your class of service, which would be coach, not 1st class. I don't think you have any class


Jon October 14, 2009 at 3:31 pm

Your lack of literacy skills is amazing debbie.


debbie October 15, 2009 at 4:11 am

Thanks for the compliment Jon, you comment had nothing to do with anything


Barry October 27, 2009 at 9:12 am

Agree with Jon. Could not follow the posting.

Deb, sorry but you really need to learn how to write. Maybe it was your amazing communication skills that caused the problem as people have no idea what you're trying to say.


debbie October 28, 2009 at 11:54 am

Whats amazing is how rude you guys are, your comments have nothing to do with this post. Thanks for the insults jerks.


Barry October 28, 2009 at 12:03 pm

My apologies if you took my posting the wrong way. It was intended as constructive criticism. You don't realize it but you're original posting was incomprehensible. Maybe no one ever told you this before about your writing, or maybe this is a one-time event and normally your writing is amazing. Obviously I have no way of knowing. All I know is that your posting was poorly written.

There is no need for name calling. After all, no one called you stupid.


jasminechichi October 28, 2009 at 5:43 pm

Why would you feel the need to make a jab and describe the lady who jumped ahead of you to get to the bathroom as "fat"? What did being fat add to this story? Since you felt the need to describe the shape of the restroom claim jumper, I feel let down and somewhat sad that you did not describe the body composition of all your characters.


FF with 1.2 mil es February 14, 2012 at 7:15 am

It's amazing that she's made it this far in life. A flight that's less than an hour? I wish! BTW, if you're going to post something Debbie, please sound coherent it would help those with an education. just sayin'


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