There are a whole bunch of things that bother the heck out of me. Things like the sound of other people chewing and the look of yogurt (itâ€™s so strange looking!)
But right up there on the top of the list is when airline passengers get up before the seatbelt light goes out. The airplane lands and the steward or stewardess comes over the loudspeaker and pleasantly welcomes the passengers to their destination. This is often times followed with a quick weather report and a time update if youâ€™re flying between time zones.
And then the flight attendant says something along the lines of â€œwe are now taxing to our gate, please remain in your seats and keep your seatbelts buckled until we have come to a complete stop and the seatbelt light is turned off.â€
And invariably, when the plane begins to slow down there is the telling â€œclick click clickâ€ of seatbelts unbuckling. Sometimes the passengers are even so bold as to stand up and start retrieving their bags.
There have only been two moments of triumph for this irritation. The first, when a small luggage carrying truck zipped in front of the plane and happened to drop a bag. The plane LURCHED violently to a stop and startled gasps were followed by the RE-clicking of seatbelts.
The second, when a mother unclicked her belt on this recent trip to Guadalajara. Her kids did the same, and immediately started running up the aisle. They were harshly scolded by a flight attendant and the mother clearly felt put down.
I think this particular headache of mine comes from my really liking rules. I like rules and I like when they are followed.