E-Captain of the Plane

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It takes 5-7 hours to fly west from Baltimore to Salt Lake City. The flight holds over 130 people, plus small children. The Southwest seats have gotten smaller. They strive to have a full flight and arrive and depart on the minute.
Yesterday I was on a flight where the flight attendants turned on the light in the forward head so it appeared to be in use, and then no passengers were allowed to unfasten their seat belts to pee. Duh!
Meanwhile the attendants were rushing up and down the aisle with drinks and pretzels.
A one year old needed a diaper change, and the mother tried to accomplish this on the floor of the cabin.
Is the speed of flight compromising humanity?
Are we becoming electrons on a circuit?
data on a current?
cogs?
bullets?
Don’t ask the captain: his job is to turn the seat belt sign off and on.

What to Do When Seatbelted Too Long

Defy the Captain of the plane;
Add your own extender.

Go to the head
Anyway.

Scream for HELP!
Everyone else feels claustrophobic!
Harmonize the tantrum.

Try walking up the wall,
back of the seat,
to music.
Yoga release.

Pass the shrimp ring around;
They’re all sick of peanuts and pretzels
Especially after four hours of turbulence
and an ORDER not to move around the cabin.

Try conversation
with someone new;
Someone who broke her spine when tossed into the ceiling of the plane
and ruptured four discs.

Then breathe deeply.
Reach down for grounding at 10,000 feet.

Clap loudly
when you land safely
Alitalia style!!!!!

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