After returning from a long vacay away, I thought it only fitting that I make you aware of my comings and goings. Soon to follow will be a blog about my experience in the South (Atlanta, GA to be exact) versus my experiences here (in So Cal) as a single lady. But first, I must vent.
Summer is typically the busiest travel season of the year, so flights are packed and temperatures are high. To make this experience bearable for us all, please take note of these things that can make one’s travel experience not so great (because I’m certain I’m not alone), and govern yourselves accordingly.
TPP #1: People who cough or yawn without covering their mouths. In close quarters like planes and cars, it is imperative that people be OVERLY considerate. I do not want to smell your stale hungry breath.
TPP #2: Bad A** Kids. You really get to see just how bad a parent someone is by witnessing their bratty kids acting up on a plane and taking their orders and demands with a grain of salt. Couple whiny, screaming children with a grown man who has Tourette Syndrome (this actually happened) and there you have it – the flight from hell.
TPP #3: People who unbuckle their seatbelts and jump up AS SOON AS the seatbelt light goes off. Where the HELL are you going? Me and my flight buddy got a kick out of watching a man stand for 10 minutes (because he couldn’t just sit down and wait like everyone else) IN THIS POSITION:
TPP #4: People who refuse to fasten their seatbelt as instructed. You barely know your seatbelt is buckled! Furthermore, they can tell when your seatbelt is unbuckled. What is so difficult about keeping it buckled until you are told otherwise? These are the same people who will sue the airline when they’re ejected from their seat and paralyzed due to a freak accident in the sky during which they refused to BUCKLE UP. Just hard-headed.
TPP #5: People who hog the armrests. I already got stuck sitting in the center. Can I at least get the armrests??!! Throw me a friggin bone!
TPP #6: Plane Poopers. PPs should be forced to spend the rest of the flight in the lavatory. Why on God’s green earth are you taking a dump in that cubby hole they call a bathroom? If, for whatever reason you must, why not DUMP and FLUSH? Don’t let it simmer…DUMP and FLUSH!
TPP #7: Frequent Pee’ers. Sit in an aisle seat for crying out loud. However, if by chance you are flying Southwest and cannot choose your seat, kindly inform your neighbor that you have an overactive bladder, and that it would be in their best interest if you took the aisle seat instead. I’m sure they would happily oblige.
If you are a TPP offender, understand that your offensive behavior affects us all, and consider getting a clue.
On a good note: Shout out to our Southwest flight attendant, Patrick, who sponsored the turn up on our flight to GA! We’ll never forget you <3
What are your travel pet peeves? Feel free to also share any flight or travel horror stories in the comment section below. Bon Voyage!