Realisations at 30000 feet !

I realise. I realise that the last time i wrote a blog post, was a period in history called ‘long back’. Or perhaps ‘So long ago..’. Giving it a stone age kind of feel. Stones. Deer skin etc ! Now that is stretching it too far. Yes. I realize.

I sit here on this airplane. With such realisations and impressions.

For instance, there is this grand realisation that people can stretch their vision far and wide. The lady sitting next to me has been reading all that i type onto the screen. It feels a little odd, to put it mildly.

I realise that typing that sentence has had no effect on her.

I realise. There are people in this aircraft, that are rude and crude. Like life. In general. As though there was a prize for being so. And there are people that are nice and neat. Like there is a prize for being so.

I realise. That if you don’t get the window seat, the chances of the one that did get it, wanting to get to the loo will be high! Almost as soon as the seat belt sign is switched off. You almost think, that the seat belt was the cause.

I realise. People can think no end of their cleverness! Like the gent who just refused to shut down his phone. ‘This is an important call’ he said. Sure pal. The rest of us are traveling in aid of the airline industry ! I realise that i sometimes rue my not having pursued some martial art technique or the other. Preferably something in the vicinity of ‘Gaze Kill’ !

I realise that nobody pays attention to airline safety demonstrations ! And of course, airline safety demonstrations are so vapid that they give vapid a bad name !

How about something like the air-hostess announcing “as soon as I am done with my demonstration, three random passengers could be asked to do the demo as a surprise test. If you fail, you would travel in the cargo compartment !”

I realise that air-hostesses and their names are getting my interest. With names like ‘Honey’, ‘Ruby’, ‘Pretty’, ‘Sweety’… well, first name basis seems to be one heck of an interesting arena !! When all of them are in the same flight, that could be providence doing a sun dance. Flights of fancy. Of course!

The lady sitting next to me, is getting restless now. So am i. This post has been thoroughly supervised by her ! Not that I am new to supervision per se.

Especially, when I have been married to her for a while.

Ah, that’s one more realisation ! Or perhaps admission ! Heights, you see. heights !

17 thoughts on “Realisations at 30000 feet !

  1. You realize of course, that your blog content is public, or your laptop/phone would have a concave screen so you could be secretive. I guess 30,000 feet gets folks a bit agitated. The solution ? Keep chanting “Oh Shanti, Shanti, Shanti….”

  2. Neha says:

    lol @ UK’s comment..I am sure the chanting will help you a lot..

    let me tell you, the label for this post should be changed from “attempted humour” to “fultu humour”. Sorry, the mumbaiya touch always comes in whenever I come here. I found the names of the air hostesses pretty amusing. Honey indeed!

    stone age, perhaps. you have been hibernating more frequently than ever (ie since more than a year since I started reading you). hope more realisations happen more frequently 🙂

  3. Nu says:

    hahaha ‘oh shanti,shanti…’ or so ‘Om Shanti Om’ 🙂

    Surprise test after demonstrations ? That’d be cool..I for a second imagined and thought I would surely get some negative markings of not travel in cargo 🙂

    haha Air hostesses and their names 🙂

    The lady next to you is kind of helping you to supervise the post and you’re not being thankful 😉

    Nice capture btw 🙂

    And now I hope you also realize that your posts are keep them coming frequently like the stone age,yeah ?


  4. ashok says:

    BTW, wer r u now?

  5. Insignia says:


    They sure are catchy names. Realiations at that height!! Attained niravana? 😛

    You are back witha a bang!

  6. Arundhati says:

    I don’t mind the wait if at the end of it there will be a post like this!

    I was about to say the lady next to you probably thought it was alright to peep since it was public content anyway… didn’t expect the surprise ending at all!

    ahem.. interest in air-hostesses

    I am one of those rare specimens who listens intently during the safety demos, in all languages, and even reads the instructions. I even remember bits ‘krupya apni kursi ki peti ke neeche…’. I don’t think it will be of much use though, if God forbid I do need to apply them

  7. Great post, Kavi! And nice O Henry-type twist at the end.:)

  8. aativas says:

    A series of realization .. even for the readers!

  9. RGB says:

    I was almost about to write-off the lady sitting next to you as a nosey-parker and there came the twist in the end! Nice observation from up there;D And good to have you back & blogging!

  10. I liked the airline safety demonstrations para. 🙂

    Enjoyed it. 🙂

  11. Lol..that twist was neat!

  12. Tomz says:

    My goodness, that end took away all the credit..


    First time in your blog..
    Dropped here to say a hi…

    Happy blogging..

  13. sujata says:

    hahhah loved the ending!

  14. Jeevan says:

    What a lady! lol! I realize what happens in a aircraft journey and about the important call, he need to realize his safety measure.

    Just what to feel the 30000 feet!

  15. radha says:

    The most loyal follower, I presume. She can be allowed the liberty of reading over your shoulder!

  16. shail says:

    My first time here and I thoroughly enjoyed reading your post. I laughed out at the turn in tale at the end 🙂

  17. Viggie says:

    That twist, perhaps you are adding interest on hostess just to tease her.

    Was there a ‘Glance Kill’ attack from the lady next seat?!

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