Time to update
by Rhet Canter - Posted Mon April 30, 2007 @ 6:25 PM
They don't call them stewardesses any longer. They are called flight attendants because like oh, I don't know.....about 30+ years ago they let boys do the same job and they didn't think calling them a stewardess would attract enough boys into the job. Or something like that.
And.....in this day and age, you're lucky you got anything on the flight that they didn't charge you extra for. Things will vary from one flight to another. And with EVERYONE flying these days, it's really a thankless job, so being unfriendly is really more the norm now than ever and although not usually acceptable, it's just the way it is. It's a really sh*%^&*&(ty job to say the least. But......if the plane is in any type of danger, then you'll be glad they're there. They are mostly trained for safety and to evacuate a plane. Pushing a cart around and handing out treats is just a small thing they do in between.
If you're bugged by it, stop flying United. They are notoriously the worst Airline out there. They were great, oh like 25 years ago.....but no longer. When you fly it's like taking a bus. Sometimes the driver and passengers are nice. Sometimes they're not. It's just the way the world is today. You're gonna have to deal with it. Try taking your own beverage next time. Oops.....I'm sorry, they won't let you do that any longer. Try a flast. That might work.