24 November 2007

Fight Club

Okay, I know the first rule of Fight Club is don't talk about Fight Club, but I am going to anyway! Today we had a pack of the "Hollywood Foreign Press" onboard, the ones that decide who wins the Golden Globes and all write for glossy mags in faraway lands. They were travelling to London to see the premieres of Golden Compass, the controversial new Nicole Kidman film and also Sweeney Todd. To me Sweeney Todd, with its themes of murder and cannibalism would seemingly be more controversial, but the religious right finds it less troublesome than a Phillip Pullman novel put onscreen.

The press were largely in business class, my cabin du jour. They were all precious in that LAX way but mostly very polite which compensated for that. (Courtesy will make me overlook an awful lot). One of the gals was to far too precious for me , or any of the crew to forgive. She was a princess who misplaced her tiara. Far into the flight, we learned that she was merely the girlfriend of one of the aforementioned press, he donated his business class seat to her and he sat in the back. Ahhh love.

Most gals would give their paramours mucho appreciation for the gesture, but it was lost on her. They somehow ended up in the economy galley where a discussion escalated into a fight. Soon a loud SLAP sounded out. it was her hitting him.....

Anytime there is a physical fight on the plane, it is always a tense and awkward situation breaking it up. It is just plain embarrassing to have to restrain a woman from assaulting a man. I find it really interesting how if it were a man hitting a woman we would have acted very aggressively towards the man, probably separating them and threatening to call the police when we land. Totally different dynamic for the reverse situation, although really it should be the same. men being abused by women is sort of the last taboo...

The cool gossipy lady of the press, she of the Chanel coat, shared with us that they all recently attended a party thrown by the lovely George Clooney. The abusing girlfriend got plastered at the party and tried to make time with George. I can only imagine him trying to tactfully pull the Slavic slapper off him. Jeesh, I hope she didn't try to take a piece out of George too.


2 comments:

maitresse said...

fascinating! I love your blog, what a great job for people-watching!

The Nasty Stewardess said...

how fabulous! I wish I did multi-class longhaul instead of low-cost European!

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