Saturday, September 22, 2012

More from on high

When I was flying back home from New Plymouth last week I made sure I got to the airport early so I could argue with the automated check-in machine/boarding pass issuer for a window seat.  I was quite proud of myself for doing it without creating a fuss and gaining a window seat on my third attempt.   

So, can you imagine how unamused I was when I boarded the plane to find a young man in my seat? And the impudent pup was not about to relinquish his/my seat.  I should have called the flight attendant and made a fuss!  Instead I told him to stay there if he was so determined but be warned I would be leaning across him to take photos out the window.  

We ran into overcast weather and rain before too long, so I only took two opportunities to make a right royal pain in the ass of myself.  I'm very good at pulling the little old lady act when it suits me and a moving plane is a wonderful excuse for old ladies losing their balance and stumbling and managing to nearly end up in the lap of their fellow traveller.  The plane was't very big and the propellor was in the same mood as I was - determined to get in the way.




On the positive side, there is one young man who now knows that Seat D in those little aircraft are the window seats, starboard.  And that not all little old ladies are as innocent as they may look. 

10 comments:

  1. Great story and great images.
    You should have waited till the propeller was at the top. Or asked the pilot nicely to stop the engine. They insist they can fly on one.

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  2. Good on you for doing your little old lady act. (I'm getting Miss Marple images in my head.) Next time try the making-a-fuss act. The photos are wonderful in spite of the propeller.

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  3. Oh good for you and I am so glad you you got your pictures. Us little old ladies have to make a stand against those impudent pups ;)

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  4. Congratulation for not backing down and standing your ground.

    Nice pics too!

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  5. Love all your shots! you mean you're allotted the seat but the young man refuse to budge?

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  6. Lovely scenery from the window... even with the propellor not playing nice!

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  7. Love the photos, but I really like the idea of you playing the "little old lady". I am quite surprised that he didn't give up his seat to such a sweet little old lady.

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  8. You, a little old lady!! Come on Pauline you fit that description about as well as I do! If he tangled with you he must have been thick as well as impolite and inconsiderate.

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  9. now on long haul planes, I want an aisle seat. Feel embarrassed to tell the person please may I get out if I sat an a window seat.

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