Okay, I am sick- I have a sinus infection that is creeping down into my lungs and I am traveling to York PA from Minneapolis. I left Minneapolis at 10:30p and I catch a plane. I get upgraded to first class, seat 1D- a lot of leg room. I am powering water and try to sleep cause I feel like shit.
There are two flight attendants, a young one and a not so young one. The young one is fresh off the farm in MINNESOTA DONTCHA KNOW! She sounds like a cast member from Fargo.
Anyway- On the three hour flight, I overhear this from the young one:
She is 35, she married her husband when she was twenty five- he is 55 years old right now, which means he still married someone twenty years younger than him- he was 45 at the time (kind of robbing the cradle). She is Swedish Irish. She wants a baby, but is afraid that because her job doesn't pay that much and her husband is a pilot- that they can't afford it. That he only has about ten years left before he retires. She really wants a baby now, because her father just died of a blood clot, due to some fubar at the hospital due to a cancer treatment- that he was diagnosed from a blood cholesterol test, since he was on Lipitor. It was a very rare strain of cancer, no one ever hears about- and she really wishes they could have found it sooner. She only wants one- but she doesn't know how to broach the subject with her hubby.
The old one, who was servicing First Class comes up- and I ask, "Can you get her Social Security Number for me?" She asks why. I say, "cause that's the only thing I don't know about her."
I realize that is a dickish thing to say, but she is yelling this stuff out- and I am still trying not to hoarke up a lung. Well, apparently that got back to the young one, and she is like "I know, I have a big mouth. We were just on a Fokker and it was really noisy". I apologize for being a dick, but come on- we all have jobs to do- especially when you are dealing with the public, to scream out your personal problems like that is kinda weird...
Oh, I hear stuff like this on the bus all the time. People think their cell phones are somehow activating the cone of silence and I hear all about people's gossip about co-workers, welfare and child support payments that are late, medical issues, fights between couples and parents. The worst are the actual job interviews being held over cell phone. Unbelievable!
Where you can hear every bodily function in progress while hearing about med histories, drug use, family dysfunction, nursing gripes, random screams, profanities yelled out in a multitude of languages, shift change info, vomitting at various velocities and nurses family issues.