26 March 2011

A mega flight with mega idiots.

After almost one hour of delay, we were asked to board the plane. Tired after having to wait so long, I was in a hurry to go and take my seat. Everything settled after around 10 mins. All were on board and the plane was about to take off.

A big plane with almost 220 or so people will not be just a simple thing. Surely there will be different types of people whom we could come across. Let me share what I saw.

Ok, There were three guys. One of them could be in his mid 40s, and the other 2 in early 30s.
Just few seconds after they got into the plane, they found a switch. "Hey what is this, there is a person drawn." the next person replied, that it must be something to "call those people"( cabin crew). They three observed this and decided to press it. WOW, there she came and said "kon kameh thoa beynun fulhu vanee" I just checked the switch. He replied confidently. She gave a smile and went off.

It was then the captain announced that due to the traffic, we will have to wait for 5mins. These 3 were two busy pulling down the tray on the seat in front of them. I dont think they heard the captain announcement or its translation. One more press.... and there comes a guy this time. He explained nicely that they will have to wait for 5mins due to the traffic. Cool, they seemed happy.

Then they found another switch. Oh My God, this time its not like that stupid Island Aviation!!!!!!! The seat can be moved back with the switch. :) They were too happy I guess, that they didnt realise there were passengers behind them. At least the lady who was behind these 3 with a kid had to ask the guy to move the seat front. I tried not to laugh, but I'd confess it sometimes did happen.

Safety measure were displayed. And they showed the emergency oxygen mask that would come down in case of any problems with pressure. Without a hesitation one of the three commented. "So we bought the tickets cheaply and have to wear gas mask?"

Eating time. The crew were busy distributing the food (khmm it was a sandwich and a packet of Mango juice) One guy asked for 2 sandwiches, and ya, no wonder a second guy did ask too. Luckily third didn't ask. As the crews were occupied with distributing the food, one got up and started walking. 3-5 mins later, there he comes with his announcement. "I went to kitchen of this plane, and I got this glass for water from the kitchen! I even went to toilet, but the flush tank is too noisy. Ladies will be frightened if they flush the tank" He explained his findings.

To my surprise the next guy wanted the same thing, and asked a crew who was passing if he can go to kitchen to take water. Smiled. Yes sure you can go, was the reply he got. He rushed. And then he came with his chance of experience. "I too entered the toilet and the kitchen is nice." He said, and agreed to the comment of the first guy that "flush system was not good." A serious discussion started. I was listening but very careful not to let them know sometimes I am laughing at them. Three of them agreed that the making of the plane was no simple a job. The size of the plane was wonderful. "Until it started moving, I thought that long extended part was part of the airport roof. When it started moving only, I realised it was part of the wing." Truly they were amazed with the size of the plane and its features. "But that flush thing is not good." It is OK even if such a "mistake in manufacturing" is there because making this big plane is a lot of work and money. The three agreed and reached the wonderful conclusion that there was a mistake of manufacturer.

Atlast these three happened to be ahead of me as we left the plane. "You have coffee machines also?" One of the guy showed the last part of the episode. And this time the crew who was not a Maldivian replied, in simple words."Yes this coffee maker" Happily they three left the plane.

Quietly I said to myself. You 3idiots.