The Journey part 2/3: (One of) The Most Interesting Flight I have ever had…
Category : Switzerland
Passport? Check. Boarding pass? Check. Gums/mint: check. Then I look around and I see this…
That was a hilarious one.
One of the things I look forward to the most (after landing) is “in flight food”. I usually ask my “seat-mate” to wake me up when they start serving. It might seem extreme, but you guys don’t want to know about the time I missed my diner on the 17 hours flight to Australia!
Everything was going well, in the bear of world’s, until I heard one or the flight assistants publicly pronounce these 7 words: US THERE ANY DOCTOR ON THE PLANE..? My brain went haywire. Are they serious? In a little less than one minute, I thought about 1001 reasons why I sh98ld ignore that statement, including ” I am probably not the only doctor here” and “please, don’t do this , me, I am new at this doctor thing”. Then I drastically went from panicky to hopeful, hoping that the person needing attention was going through a “my ear is blocked” kind of situation.
It turned out that she was having an anxiety attack, and it also turned out that there were two other doctors on board. I did not attend to her, I simply helped by comforting.
Before that day, I occasionally wondered what I’d do if that type of situation was to ever occur to me (be it in the plane or somewhere else..). It was comforting to see that even if there is no doctor on board, the cabin crew has a direct emergency help line that can actually help to sort out these situations…
The rest of the flight was quite uneventful (luckily).
In no time, it was time to disembark. I had arrived.