“Grocery store flight attendant” was a phrase that I did not become familiar with until my very first international flight.
I was all hyped up about the big day – my nails were freshly painted and my hair was perfectly plastered into place. I sat down in the briefing room and proudly announced,
“Hey guys! This is my first international flight!”
Thankfully the crew didn’t laugh at my over-eager antics, but I quickly discovered that I would most likely be exploring Amsterdam on my own.
Why? Because the blessed senior mamas of the airline industry have a very strict routine when it comes to international flights, and they adhere to their schedule religiously.
Step one: check into hotel
Step two: sleep
Step three: go to grocery store
Step four: sleep some more
Step five: eat food purchased at aforementioned grocery store
Step six: sleep
Then we all load up and fly home.
But guess what? I’m a new hire flight attendant. And guess what else? There are lots of grocery stores back home.
Let’s go exploring!