Last Friday night as I was sitting in my assigned seat, waiting for my red eye flight to take off, the flight attendant went through the special safety instruction for the people a few rows in front of me. Basically it said that if there were an emergency, those people has to help open the doors for evacuation over the aircraft wings. Easy right? That was until the flight attendant enquired that any of those passengers spoke english! Two of the passengers apparently did not so they had to swap seats with another two passengers who do speak english.
Huh? Why does one need to know english to know the plane is crash landing and when it finishes crashing, one has to open the damn door so everyone can get out?
At least this incident provided some comic relief for those of us tired bodies that night.
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