WARNING: You’ll never relax in a hotel room again!
On a layover years ago, I arrived to my hotel room just in time to see the house cleaner wipe down the toilet seat with a rag. I remember rolling my wheelie bag past the bathroom door, smiling at her while thinking to myself, “Oh good, they really do clean the toilets,” mere seconds before she took that same rag and wiped down the sink counter. I wasn’t shocked. However, what did shock me was when a flight attendant once told me years ago she’d used the coffee pot to clean her hose. Now that disgusts me. How exactly she did this, I don’t know. Nor do I want to know. Seriously, some things are better left unsaid. Now whatever you do, don’t get the wrong idea about flight attendants, because most flight attendants I know are germaphobics. They wouldn’t be caught dead without their peaches and cream antibacterial hand lotion in their blazer pocket. Take my best friend Cady, a former flight attendant with an interesting hotel routine, for example. First she will line her toiletries on a bath towel placed on top of the sink counter as a buffer between her precious facial products and contamination. Next she will cover the remote control, probably the germiest thing in the room, with a shower cap. And finally she will pull that nasty comforter off the bed, tossing it on the floor, followed by a thorough hand washing with extra soup and scalding hot water. Now my routine is quite similar to hers, only I wash out the coffee cup with soapy hot water and always make sure never to crawl into bed without wearing my PJ’s, pajamas that cover from head to toe. Hotel rooms are dirty. We all know that. But in case you’re wondering just HOW dirty they really are check out this video about nasty hotel rooms, courtesy of my sister, who just came back from Denver where she spent a week in a hotel drinking water from a hotel glass.
(Above photo was taken by BETH CALLAHAN, photographer/flight attendant extraordinaire)
Now this is my kind of service…
Intoxicated flight attendants making out while on duty, that’s the actual title of an article I just read. I know, I couldn’t believe it either. In fact, at first, I didn’t believe it. Refused to believe it. I mean come on, there’s no way, no way in hell that would ever happen on a flight, at least not on a domestic flight. First, I must say, I’ve never seen a drunk flight attendant, nor have I ever witnessed one making out with anyone – crew member or passenger. Though I have heard about it happening. It wasn’t THAT long ago Ralph Fiennes was caught joining the mile high club with a Quantas flight attendant, so yes, these things do happen – just not on my flights. So when I read this article the first thing I thought was no, never, but after thinking about it, no and never turned to – Drunk, maybe, making out, perhaps, but drunk AND making out? Forget about it. Seriously, that’s a bit much. And never in my wildest dreams would I imagine this could actually take place smack dab in the middle of the aisle while working the cart in the afternoon. But it does. I saw it with my own eyes. Man, I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried. And what I found even more shocking than the behavior of that crazy crew, was the size of that airplane. Hello – those two flight attendants were actually standing side by side in the middle of the aisle!
Check it out…
Intoxicated flight attendants making out while on duty
by Neil Woodburn Oct 22nd 2007 @ 7:21AM
I’ve taken some pretty bad Russian flights before, but I’ve never run into drunk flight attendants before–at least as far as I knew. I’d heard stories of this, along with people bringing their farm animals onboard Aeroflot, but never really witnessed it myself. Perhaps, I thought, it was just legend. Well now, thanks to the genius of easily hidden camcorders, a recent passenger on a Russian carrier caught the drunken antics of flight attendants going about their duty and making out with each other. Man! I just hope they weren’t partying with the pilot as well. Click here to watch the short video.
In case you somehow managed to miss this, here’s a video of a flight attendant who may have had a little too much fun on her layover last night.