I heard several stories, on the radio, TV, and in print, of acts of kindness and community during the “Blackouts of ’03”. Unfortunately, while people are rightly proud of themselves for performing so admirable, behaving in a generous, friendly manner, and remaining calm, the truth is that I’m disappointed that here in the Northeastern United States that it takes some extreme circumstance like a massive blackout to cause people to behave in a civilized manner. Honestly, why is it that people can’t calm down on a regular day and act in a less arrogant, self-absorbed manner.
Someone (well, more than just one, but one in particular stands out) on the Flyertalk Continental board complains bitterly and incessantly about the attitude and arrogance of the ground crews that work for Continental. But to be honest, what do you expect from an airline that bases a hub in one of the surliest places that I’ve ever been to? This guy supposedly lives in NJ, but if his expectations are higher, I have a hard time believing it. Has he ever been to a RUe basketball game? Everything becomes clear in an instant!