"I am not your Mom!" Wow!

Old Jun 22, 13, 12:14 am
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Cool "I am not your Mom!" Wow!

On my recent flight UA587, I carried a poster tube and asked one of the FA if they have some space in the front so that I won't need to stuck my tube in the overhead. The FA directed my request to another FA. The FA took my tube, looked at me in the face and said" I am not your mom, OK? !"

Gosh, what?

"I'm old enough to take care of myself, madam". I replied.
"Mommy is not here! You know where to find me after landing". She commented.

Lol. As someone who was able to legally drink a few years ago, I felt like the comments from the FA is like a compliment. Being young is great!
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Old Jun 22, 13, 12:53 am
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Originally Posted by mediator View Post
On my recent flight UA587, I carried a poster tube and asked one of the FA if they have some space in the front so that I won't need to stuck my tube in the overhead. The FA directed my request to another FA. The FA took my tube, looked at me in the face and said" I am not your mom, OK? !"

Gosh, what?

"I'm old enough to take care of myself, madam". I replied.
"Mommy is not here! You know where to find me after landing". She commented.

Lol. As someone who was able to legally drink a few years ago, I felt like the comments from the FA is like a compliment. Being young is great!
I feel like I'm missing something.
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Old Jun 22, 13, 1:03 am
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Originally Posted by zrs70 View Post
I feel like I'm missing something.
That's what she said.
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Old Jun 22, 13, 1:17 am
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Originally Posted by Doc Savage View Post
That's what she said.
She missed being his Mommy.
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Old Jun 22, 13, 2:59 am
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Honestly, the only answer in that situation would be "Of course you're not my Mom, my Mom is much younger than you".
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Old Jun 22, 13, 4:16 am
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Ouch!
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Old Jun 22, 13, 4:26 am
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Originally Posted by zrs70 View Post
I feel like I'm missing something.
I dunno. "Poster tube? But I just met her."
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Old Jun 22, 13, 6:44 am
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Feel as if there is something missing here.

In think most of us would be livid at such a comment.

I once asked an FA for a tea and she said "Please?". I was pretty pissed.
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Old Jun 22, 13, 7:22 am
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Originally Posted by Doc Savage View Post
That's what she said.
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Old Jun 22, 13, 9:47 am
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Originally Posted by zrs70 View Post
I feel like I'm missing something.
Me too. Lets hear the rest of the story...
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Old Jun 22, 13, 10:02 am
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Originally Posted by mediator View Post
Being young is great!
However, that is a temporary condition.
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Old Jun 22, 13, 10:29 am
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Originally Posted by bsb21 View Post
I once asked an FA for a tea and she said "Please?". I was pretty pissed.
You were embarrassed because you forgot your manners.

She's your host, not your servant. Say please.
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Old Jun 22, 13, 10:39 am
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Originally Posted by Hadrian35 View Post
You were embarrassed because you forgot your manners.

She's your host, not your servant. Say please.
I am not defending bad manners, but an employee in a customer facing position should be able to tolerate rude (or rather, not positively polite) customers without potentially offending the customer.
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Old Jun 22, 13, 10:56 am
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Originally Posted by Zip View Post
However, that is a temporary condition.


Originally Posted by joedish View Post
You should have said, "please".
Originally Posted by Hadrian35 View Post
You were embarrassed because you forgot your manners.

She's your host, not your servant. Say please.
Working in a customer service/ retail job as a college kid, words or phrases like "Please" "Thank you" goes a long way, both on my end and the customer's (I do make it easy when they say those "magic" word)
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Old Jun 22, 13, 11:24 am
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Originally Posted by Hadrian35 View Post
She's your host, not your servant. Say please.
While I agree that saying please is a social nicety that should be followed, the primary definition of "host" would not necessarily obligate a customer to do so, in order to receive service:

From Merriam-Websters: "one that receives or entertains guests socially, commercially, or officially"
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