Tuesday, March 13, 2007

A non-flying generation

"Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute" Gil Stern

On the way back to Romania from Rome I realised again that we are a non-flying generation.

Here are the symptoms I saw:

-When the flight was announced everybody stud up and run to the gate. No order in boarding (In the US first are boarded the passengers with special needs and kids, then biz class and then people according to their seats from the back of the plane forward);

- The passengers started clapping very excited when the plane took off the run way in Rome;

-During the flight the people were walking all over the plane (like in a train or a bus). They were visiting with each other showing things they bought made by Armany and Dolce Gabana. They were very loud and noisy.

-They were taking pictures all the time;

-Everybody got very excited again (of course most of the passengers started clapping) when the airplane landed in Bucharest.

-The plane has not even got to the gate and many started to stand up and look for their luggage.

- On the way out, the passengers were pushing each other without giving priority those in front and on the front seats.

Most of the Romanians have not flown too much. They are a bus or a train generation. Not even a car driving generation. We act like a crowd without any rules. We still have the crowd mentality. No individual discipline or respect. You need to push to make it. If you wait or you are nice, you are stupid.

The World works different. I hope that we'll learn about manners in flying, driving and just living the life.

By the way, I am curious if there are written rules on good manners during a flight.

I'll check on that and will get back to You!

Untill then...please keep your seat belts on, seat back and enjoy the ...life! ;)


At 3:29 PM , Blogger Etherfast said...

Don't bother thinking that even if the Romanians are a bus or train generation, they know and act common sense in those means of transportation.

They're noticeable too.b

At 4:15 PM , Blogger Tony said...

Yep, sad but true. You're right... T


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