How Many Cats per Carry-on?
I sat down next to another flight attendant who had just gotten off a flight. He was wide eyed and said, "I gotta tell you this story." It had to be good because I had on my bitch-face and any flight attendant knows that the bitch-face means you are done with people for the day.
He tells me this story with only the delivery that an extra large male flight attendant from the south could, "On my flight this morning, we were walking through the cabin after the demo, a lady opened up her carry-on and 6 kitty cats popped out. They were running around the cabin. I was like, 'Kitties!?!? Ah, heck no. We don't carry kitty cats in our carry ons, ma'am.' What. is. happening. here? We're going back to the gate. There are kitties everywhere. You know what the Captain told me to do? Get on my hands and knees and wrangle these kitties up and give them back to the owner. Oh no no no! Nowhere in my job description does it say that I am going to have to get on my hands and knees and round up kitty cats. Puppies, maybe. Kitties, no. I would be quitting real quick. That just is not going to happen."
I asked him, "What did you do?"
He looks at me and says, "We went back to the gate and the captain came out and wrangled some kitties."
Every day is a new day. Most things people do are harmless. Putting six kittens in a carry on, is DEFINITELY on the illegal list as harmless as this woman might've thought it was.
Not everyday is perfect, but you can find something perfect in every day...sometimes too purrfect.
Safe travels, y'all.