“I told you to SHARE the peanuts!”

November 19, 2007

flight-chin-160.jpgBlog Guy, I’m a flight attendant. I hear there is a fantasy camp where those in my profession can take out our frustrations. Do you know about that?

I think you might be talking about this course. It’s supposed to be self-defense training, but I guess it might qualify as a fantasy camp for some beleaguered flight attendants, who I imagine could perform the jabs and kicks while hissing stuff like:

  • “HERE is where you buckle your seatbelt!”
  • “You want turbulence, I’ll SHOW you turbulence!”
  • “Do you want STEWARDESS to be the last word you ever say?”

Here’s a slideshow from the course

A Frontier Airlines flight attendant practices strikes against a rubber mannequin, as an in-flight trainer with Frontier watches during a crew member self-defense course provided by the Federal Air Marshals in Denver November 16, 2007. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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There are a couple of things about this picture that confuse me.

1) Why is the dummy wearing boxer shorts? Do terrorists do that?

2) Are we to assume that he has already blown his arms off with a bomb…and if so, would he still pose a threat?

3) Why is that dude to the side staring so longingly at the dummy?

Posted by K | Report as abusive

And you thought you knew why pilots lock the cockpit door.

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive

Would they possibly have room for kung fu on a plane? 😛

Posted by Lady Weasel | Report as abusive

When the in-flight movie malfunctioned, Amber was forced to re-enact the key scenes in “Rambo: First Blood Part II

Posted by John C Abell | Report as abusive

If I were the dummy, I’d be frowning too.

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Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Should have shown her demonstrating Bitchslapdo.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

When she discovered she wasn’t fast enough to snatch the pebble from the Master’s hand, she was inspired to try an altogether different strategy.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Them’re somethin!!

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Posted by You say you’re a FIGHT attendant? – Oddly Enough | Report as abusive

I said, “hand me the peanuts,” not “hit him in the nuts”

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Posted by Comedy Blogs | Movie? I’ll SHOW you a movie! | Report as abusive

where would you find one of those dummies??

Posted by Katie | Report as abusive

This is the new martial art being tought in dojo´s all over the world. “Ball bashing”

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