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What is it with air travel and why are people so impatient when it is time to disembark? Its almost as if their life depends on how quickly they can get into the terminal at the other end and patience just goes out the window!
Ive seen this on practically every single flight I have ever been on and it doesnt matter where you are going, whether youre off on holiday to Spain or just heading to somewhere in the UK visiting family. The overhead lockers are opened as soon as the seat belt sign is switched off and they all begin shoving their way into the isle so they can stand there craning their neck to see if the door has been opened yet. What is the reason for this absolute madness? Ever heard of being patient?
I can almost this kind of behaviour from the smokers who have endured eight hours in a confined space and are gasping for a cigarette. Their impatience is fuelled by a physical addiction and their need for a regular fix to be part of the human race. But what about the rest of you, surely you arent all smokers?
Another thing that bugs me are those individuals who just cant wait to get into the terminal before they get their mobile telephones out and start making calls You are quite clearly advised not to use your mobile phone until you get into the terminal. These impatient people seem to think that the rules dont apply to them though.
Flying is a relative luxury, most of us don't do it very frequently and unless you bought a cheap no frills ticket, you might as well get your moneys worth. So why not chill out and enjoy sitting in your seat just a few minutes longer? In fact I believe the crew often advice you to "Please be patient and remain seated..."
I sometimes wonder what the cabin crew would do if all the passengers stayed in their seats and didnt make a rush for the door as soon as they had landed and taxied to the terminal. They would probably be very shocked I would imagine.