I have always had an inherent dislike of all personnel related to the travel and tourism industry and especially so; the cabin crew. They strut around with almost as arrogance as moi. The majority of them are just either graduates or diploma holders without any other credentials to their names, the only thing going for them are their long legs which the hooker down your local alley could compete with. My prejudice was initiated as a result of an old and bitter experience I once had. A few years back I was travelling to Qatar, an elderly gentleman who I presumed never travelled by air before happened to be seated next to me. I did my best to pacify the elder statesman but there was this air hostesses who could not help being rude to him.
Rule no one is that, 'thou shalt not disrespect the elderly'. You break this rule in my presence and you are in line for some stern reprimand. I was already bored and cranky, the air-hostess' disrespect gave me the perfect moral cover to be myself at my very best. I started out by calling out to her loudly as a 'waitress' and after she obliged my request by bringing or should I say 'fetching' a glass of water, I proceeded to tip her with small change in open view which resulted in laughter from all quarters of the aeroplane. The adrenaline started to flow, I had gone from 0 to arrogant in under 5 seconds flat and was all pumped up but alas I could not catch her in my aisle for the rest of the flight. Since then I have always had an aversion to the cabin crew. I travel by air at the most only twice a year and hence I don't have to come across the cabin crew's holier than thou attitude. My pet a.k.a my little sister will be leaving back after her small vacation so I guess I am bound to run into a few of them at the airport. I really can't comprehend why they are held in high esteem by the ignoble populace; after all they are just glorified waiters and waitresses and nothing more.