What’s something weird flight attendants have seen in their line of duty?

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Below is my answer to the Quora question, “What are the weirdest things flight attendants have seen in their line of duty?”. So far it’s gotten close to 11 thousand ‘upvotes’, with about one thousand votes per day.

This is my most successful answer so far, I hope you can find the humour in it 😀

See this thing here?

​It’s a sanitary liner. In other words, what many women use to catch blood when they have their periods.

Well. I had a friend who worked as a flight attendant and she got into a mild argument with a guy who insisted on having EVERYTHING that was free or complimentary on the flight. He was highly annoying and constantly asked crew for stuff. If he saw someone next to him get something, he wanted it too.

At one point during the flight a lady asked for a sanitary pad to help her with an ’emergency’ situation. He insisted he should have one too – cos you know, it’s free, right?

My friend tried to reason with him. I’m not sure if his English was 100%, because he insisted again and seemed to assume the pad was one of these…

A sleep mask.​
Upon receiving his sanitary pad he proceeded to peel the paper backing off and expose the sticky side; he stuck the thing over his eyes and soon afterwards fell asleep…


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      • Philip
        March 5, 2015 - 12:28 am · Reply

        I think he’s trying to say: the title says “weirdest things”, but the story only talks about a single thing. I know this was a question asked on Quora, but we’re not on Quora. We’re on your site. Maybe you should adjust the title.

        The story was funny. Because of the title, I hoped for more. I was disappointed.

        • Katerina Simms
          March 5, 2015 - 10:07 am · Reply

          I have adjusted the title, thanks for the suggestion. You’re right, in the context of Quora it makes sense, but not so much on a personal blog, will keep in mind.

      • khereva
        March 5, 2015 - 3:47 am · Reply

        I think he’s dealing with the fact that “things” is a plural, and assuming there would therefore be more than one.

        • Katerina Simms
          March 5, 2015 - 10:02 am · Reply

          Okay, fair enough. This piece is a repost from a Quora answer however, which means it’s a singular response amongst other responses that made up a list.

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