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1. Posted by pog (Budding Member 9 posts) 11y

Heya,

Just wanted to share a 'moment' I've had and to see if anyone has had something similar..

1st off I'm a 22 y.o male from Oz, just having completed a trip to Singapore/Malaysia for 2 weeks. On a flight back from Terrangau (spelled something like that) a male flight attendant seemed to pay me a bit of attention from the start (how was your trip etc.) But it then kept on going to a firm hand on the shoulder as he went passed, stopping to talk for a while.. even gave me the 'look' as he was changing his shirt in the front section (no joke)

I realized at this point what was going on (i'm not gay!) as did my mates, who thought it was quite funny. Maybe we caused it -we were wearing matching tropical shirts and straw hats (again, i'm not!). It turned out to be a talking point of the trip and a lasting memory!

Anyone had anything similar?

Ben

2. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

Haha... that must be quite an encounter. I guess you must be the most outstanding one among the males on the plane to spark his interest on you. And maybe during your chat with him you sent him the wrong signal.

Oh, to answer your question, nope, no such experience before. The only "memorable" experience on the plane that I have was having a bunch of businessmen from India who were more like a bunch of kids playing around making noises on the plane. They even ignored the safety belt sign after we have lifted off the ground and was going through some air turbulence. They only sat down after a female attendant scolded them! But right after she left, one of them stood up to fool around for a bit and went back to his seat! Kids! But that was not the worst. The worst being one of bunch who sat behind me kept tapping his leg on the leg rest that was attached to my seat for the first 20 minutes of the journey! Luckily he stopped right before I wanted to get up to give him a piece of my mind.

Ok, I think I've strayed off the main topic.

One last thing though... you said you were 22, but your profile says you're 23?

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Actually, I'd be ecstatic if a flight attendant paid that much attention to me - whether they thought I was gay or not!! In reality, I have had the opposite happen to me on almost every flight I have ever taken. I am invisible. I always have a window seat and rarely have the attendants realized that the seat is not empty. They don't offer me refreshments, usually miss me with the (bad) food service and never collect the "trash" (if I've been lucky enough to get something worthy of making trash). Both my father and Beerman were rather astonished at how often I'm ignored. Even when I have sat in an aisle seat - they pass me right by. It has honestly come down to Beerman making sure we get two of everything, which has caused attendants to look at him strangely, wondering why he has asked for two when the seat next to him appears to be vacant.

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I once had a flight attendant call me "sir". It was even more depressing cause he was really, really good looking. I try to blame it on the very late flight and the possible sunstroke he caught just before hopping back on the flight home from Florida.

5. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

ROFL!

Sorry Tway, I snorted out loud for that one. LOL!!

That's awful. *serious face* I'd be depressed too. He might have been good-looking for obviously he's going blind or something, god love him. ;)

6. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

Quoting tway

I once had a flight attendant call me "sir". It was even more depressing cause he was really, really good looking. I try to blame it on the very late flight and the possible sunstroke he caught just before hopping back on the flight home from Florida.

Maybe it was a slip of his tongue and he did not realise that. My mom always mixed up our names quite often without realising the mistake until we pointed it out to her, but that happened more often to my brother than me though.

7. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting tway

I once had a flight attendant call me "sir". It was even more depressing cause he was really, really good looking. I try to blame it on the very late flight and the possible sunstroke he caught just before hopping back on the flight home from Florida.

At least he realized you were there!!! But, I'm going with Ev on the blind thing!!!

8. Posted by pog (Budding Member 9 posts) 11y

Hey guys,

I'm actually 23 to start off sorry hien... (typo) and I highly doubt that i was the best male on the plane, i think it was because I said hello and beamed at him when I got on board.. But that's just me.

Isadora that must be wierd to not be noticed!! Maybe a bright yellow flourecent cardigan could change things, if you're game! Or a flashing sign saying Look at me!!! (with arrows, pointing to you of course).

And Tway, I'm sure it was a case of the sleepy flight attendant.. I wonder what he would have said if you called him 'miss'?

Cheers
Pog

9. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting pog

Isadora that must be wierd to not be noticed!! Maybe a bright yellow flourecent cardigan could change things, if you're game! Or a flashing sign saying Look at me!!! (with arrows, pointing to you of course).

I think I'm going to have to go with the flashing neon sign with the arrows!!! The TP members I have met in person can testify to the fact that I am already quite colorful with my clothing! Let's put it this way - the words monochromatic and neutral (as in color) do not enter into my vocabulary - nor my closet...

I have the same problem in restaurants. If they even ask for my order, I'm surprised. I can gaurantee they will not remove my plate when finished eating. The whole table will be cleared, except for mine. I'm also invisible driving down the road - in a purple Neon. People constantly just pull right out in front of me, etc. I have to be one of the most defensive drivers on the planet! I won't even get into the whole wild animal thing...