reply to stridr69
Re: why not...
said by stridr69:Sorry, boss: It's "Johnny Mnemonic" (Mnemonic = relating to memory). Apologies for pointing it out, but I just couldn't let it go.
....just enjoy the flight. Granted I'm a "Johnny Numatic" freak as far as being "on the grid".
said by stridr69:Westerners always seem to have a problem with sitting still and simply being at ease with themselves. It's pretty much a given nowadays: even simply walking down the sidewalk isn't enough to keep people occupied and they have to have a 'phone in their hands to help their hands/head "stay busy." [shrugs]
But when I'm on a plane, I simply enjoy the flight. It's getting to the point where folks want cellular service while in-flight. Jeese people, get a grip. You can be "off-grid" for awhile...right?
On an airplane flight, I can almost understand why people are so tense, though. Being in an aircraft isn't really a "natural" state to find yourself in. Add in the fact that people have a tough time sitting in one place, (see above)
along with the airlines' never-ceasing efforts to shove an ever-greater number of people on their planes, and you're onto a winning formula if you're able to provide these people with some means of "escape" from having to face the fact that they're sealed in a tin can....surrounded by other people who are just as angst-filled as they are.
said by stridr69:It'd be nice if airlines could offer some sort of "in-seat yoga" or even something as basic as simple breathing exercises for their passengers to do to help them relax. However, I'm not going to......hold my breath.......while waiting for such things to appear.
Love it when the plane lands and people are able to use their cell phones-sounds like walking past a tree with a few hundred birds in it. Gawd. Glad I was able to fly back in the pre-Blackberry days-so much nicer.