Posted On: Monday - May 10th 2021 7:57PM MST
In Topics:   US Police State  Big-Biz Stupidity  Kung Flu Stupidity
What, I guess it's May Mask Madness now.
I was doing a little traveling on the airlines again. They are just going through the motions at this point, as the by-now new normal announcement about maintaining 6 ft distance while disembarking (WTF?) and proper face-diaper procedures are being ignored as much as the rest of the lecture. (It's a shame, because some of the safety stuff ought to be listened to just a bit once in a while...)
As I mentioned in that "March Mask Madness" post linked-to above, I believe the airline companies themselves are happy to have big Feral Gov't* behind them on this stupidity. I don't think it does the cabin crew members any good, as it just makes another thing that they can get dinged on, were a Fed of some sort on board or, nowadays, just anyone taking a picture or snippet of video to show "hey, she let that old guy breath right out of the air and shit, right in front of me! I'm telling!"
That's the problem. You may think that the stewardess is being a bitch or a Commie, but often, I'm pretty sure she's worried about her job rather than: a) having any real worry about getting sick and b) just plain WANTING to be a bitch/Commie.
I was so tired that I was about asleep, but I was awake after hearing one of the flight attendants over and over again, trying to get this little girl to put on her mask. No, she didn't yell (or the Dad or Mom might just have had it out with her), but she talked nicely in the way that you would to a little one. It was loud and repetitive and annoying though. The little girl was crying even later, after she was being left alone, with her face mask now on.
This is just horseshit. When the kids who are too young to explain anything cry on the flight, it is often that their ears can't clear from the pressure change and hurt badly. I've seen a grown man about to cry because of this - that was on a long flight, and it often takes a long time to get better. I've hurt like this myself, and no, that guy wasn't me. I've told the parents what might be wrong before, and that they need to give the little one something to drink. This was a short flight, I was not next to them, and there were no drinks around.
Then there was the mask. First, her ears were probably hurting, and then she is made to put the mask over, making crying that much harder and life just miserable for the little girl.
When we got into the terminal I asked the parents of 3 how old this little one was, who was now feeling a lot better and smiling. "2 years old.". I'd thought that was the lower limit on the mandatory donning of face diapers, but what do I know? I do know that the whole thing is stupid and sick.
I will end on a brighter note. At the smaller airport terminal, about 1/3 of the people waiting around for the flight were just not doing the mask thing. This is after all that talk about FEDERAL! and $10,000 fines! I wasn't wearing mine until I got on the plane. I noted one younger guy not even pretending to be drinking something, and I shook his hand out of the blue. "Hey, good on you doing without the stupid mask. Listen, if they try to fine you, we'll crowd-fund you!"
We don't need no inoculation.
We don't need no CDC control.
No stark stupidity in the airplane.
Stewardess, leave them kids alone.
Hey, stewardess, leave them kids alone!
"Awww, awww, your chicken! How can you have any pudding if you don't have your Diamond status?!!" (Not to be confused with "How can you watch people pooing if you don't eat your meat?!" from this old post.)
(Yes, "your" instead of "you're" on purpose.)
* BTW, from what I've read, this authority over this is the TSA, one more reason to hate Motherland Security. I'd have thought the CDC would go from "the CDC recommends" all over the airport speakers to "the CDC requires!" and make a new name for themselves as an organization of Authoritah!