I will be the first to admit that I do most of these things and I am seriously so sorry. I mean, not sorry enough not to do them, but still…sorry.
TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES
Taking off your shoes on a flight or in an airport is just kind of inappropriate. No one wants to see or smell your feet. And everyone knows this. But everyone (including myself) continues to do it because we’ve had a long day and just want our feet to stop tingling the way feet tingle when you’ve been exploring a new city or jogging through an airport to catch your flight.
TAKE UP TOO MUCH ROOM IN OUR SEATS
It’s really, really hard to contain yourself in your little seat space, especially for a long distance flight. Sometimes you lean on people, sometimes you take up too much space – it happens, and we’re all sorry.
STAND IN LINE BEFORE OUR SEAT IS CALLED FOR BOARDING
We’re all just really impatient people who, for some reason, would rather wait in the plane than outside it. And we’d rather this option so much that we create giant, inconvenient lines. We know it is annoying, but none of us really seem to care. Even when the airport attendants tell us to be seated, sometimes there are a select few of us who try to stay standing.
NOT TURNOUT OFF OUR ELECTRONICS (OR SWITCHING TO AIRPLANE MODE) BEFORE TAKE OFF
This is something we all secretly don’t do sometimes and I can tell you – the flight attendant is not impressed.
NOT READING THE SAFETY MANUALS OR PAYING ATTENTION TO THE DEMONSTRATION
We’re all too busy getting out seat set up the way we want, and craning our necks to see out the window. There’s a reason they don’t let you use the TVs before this happens…PAY ATTENTION.
INVADE PERSON SPACE TO SEE OUT A WINDOW
I know what you’re thinking…”but…pretty clouds are pretty and I want to see them.” And I know this. But as someone who has frequently been the person that someone is leaning over to get a view or a photo – please get out of my personal bubble.
COMPLAIN ABOUT THE IN FLIGHT MEAL OR TRY TO GET FREEBIES
Firstly – it’s airplane food; obviously it won’t be 5 star. Secondly; stop trying to get free sh*t. We’re all in this giant flying tin can, and not every one of us can bother the flight attendant for more drinks or food – because then there would be not enough for the rest of the plane. So sit down, un-press your flight-attendant call button and drink your tiny little glass of coke.