Monday Listicles

Welcome back to the Listicles.

Not to be confused with the testicles and stop giggling please. It is a legitimate word (ref: Wikipedia). Last week A mountain Momma pitched a wonderful way to start 2012 and I had more fun and felt less guilt with every list of yours I read. Thank you!

This week Squashed Mom said we should write about Top Ten Strange (odd/unusual/funny/interesting) Jobs you have held in your life. If like me you are too young to come up with ten, feel free to write about ten tasks within your job or come up with your own twist. It is going to be a good one!

Next week is special, because Greta is in the hot spot, telling us what to list. You mission, should you choose to except it, is to find her among the listicles bellow and read her suggestion. Not sure who Greta is? Mommy of four, trigger happy with her new camera and always smiling, she is the person you should buy jewelry from.

But first, let us do a list of ten, job edition.

Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!

10 THINGS I GOT PAID TO DO AS A FLIGHT ATTENDANT

1. Be away from home 22 days a month.

2. Say Bye Bye.

3. Wear high heels all day long.

4. Polish silverware.

5. Perform CPR successfully.

6. Be a pit babe.

7. Be given an hour to board a plane while at home in pajamas.

8. Fill out mountains of paperwork.

9. Restock thousands of toilet paper rolls.

10. Memorize hundreds of pages of drills, procedures, aircraft diagrams and safety equipment checks.

51 thoughts on “Monday Listicles”

  1. Twitter: mannahattamamma
    With the exception of high heels and CPR (which I used to know and have forgotten), flight attendant sounds a lot like mom: say bye-bye, stock toilet paper, polish silver (er, does wiping off the spots when stuff comes out of the dishwasher count?), wake up late & get kids out of house onto school bus on time in 50 minutes, memorize thousands of pages of lego instructions…and even pit babe: diapers, toilet training, and laundry. I’d say you’ve had really good training for flying Air Mum. Just wish that Air Mum came with the spiffy uniform!
    deborah l quinn recently posted..beyond the bricks to the beauty shop: lego goes girlie

  2. Twitter: SJM_CookiesMom
    Stasha, ooh la la! Those pics of you are so sassy. You look so much like Barbie in that first one. 😉

    I try to be as nice as possible to flight attendants, since – like waitors/waitresses – they probably have to deal with a few not-so-nice people.
    Cookie’s Mom recently posted..Work, work, work!

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Funny you asked. I was watching some videos on youtube in research for this post and came across safety demo of my old employee and I remembered it verbatim in both Arabic and English. Weird ha?
      Do you still remember little details from last few semesters in 2010 but not what you ate for breakfast too?

  3. You were a Flight Attendant?! Some days, I think that is the most exciting glamorous job ever! The husband and I just took a trip and when we exited the plane I said to the husband, “sometimes I think it’d be cool to be a flight attendant.” However, the slightest bit of turbulence has me freaking out.

    It’s my first time linking up. So excited!
    Sarcasm Goddess recently posted..Please Be Gentle, I’m a Virgin

  4. OMG, Stasha! This is where our similarities end. As a white -knuckle flyer the thought of working a s alight attendant is completely out of the question. I hold you in the highest esteem and marvel at your courage! What a funny video and I LOVE the picture of you! Great post.

  5. Twitter: gfunkified
    I think my original comment may have gone to spam?

    Anyway…you look like a Barbie in that picture! If it was for the constant travelling, I think that would be a fabulous job!! But, I guess, if you don’t love to travel, you wouldn’t be a flight attendant, eh?

    Thank you for the kind words. I hope I don’t disappoint!
    Greta @ Not Enough Patience recently posted..Over The Moon, I Tell Ya.

  6. Twitter: Lenore_Diane
    Okay, the comment about being too young for 10 jobs was unnecessary….. *sigh*
    My sister is still a flight attendant. Some of her stories are so ridiculous it is hard to believe the stories are true. Buh’bye.
    Lenore recently posted..Project 366: Day 9

  7. Twitter: finallymom
    i can honestly say that flight attendant is one job i didn’t ever really want or ever wonder about. i like going places and all, but i always imagined their jobs to be sooo tiring. anyway happy monday listicle day! i’m hoping to be back on board next week- have missed you guys!
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  8. Wow you are very pretty as a pit girl! I wish I ever had some interesting jobs like you… but unfortunately I have done only the boring ones… maybe this year:) By the way, my resolution for the new year was to find a really interesting and creative job, your article gave my some inspiration which could help me to reach my goals!
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  9. Twitter: JacAndElsie
    What a wonderful topic!!! Totally jealous of the flight attendant thing. I love to travel and always thought that’d be one of those jobs that’d be a blast to do for like a year. But just a year … I’d worry that too much of it would ruin my love of travel!
    Jaclyn recently posted..10 strange/cool things about being a reporter

  10. Twitter: notwifezilla
    Love the pit babe photo. Mainly I’m jealous of the travel…all that time all over the place! I’m surprised there was no mention of pointing to the emergency exits with your middle & pointer fingers or showing the appropriate way to fasten & unfasten ones seat belt.
    Made me think of the Foo Fighters “Learn to Fly” video!
    Jackie recently posted..Got a Job

  11. Twitter: SquashedMom
    Love your list, babe! Funny thing is I already know a lot about your job because one of my good mom friends is also a flight attendant and we hear all about her job – the good, the bad & the ugly. Cool part is that her son and mine were in 1st grade together and she arranged a class field trip to the airport. They got to go to the lower control tower and aboard a plane that had been pulled into a hangar & everyone got a turn to sit in the cockpit for a few minutes and they got to eat their lunches sitting in the first class section. (First and last time my kid is ever going to be seated THERE!)
    Varda (SquashedMom) recently posted..Monday Listicles: 10 Things I Have Done to Make a Living

  12. Look at you pit babe. The buh bye clip, modelled after your experiences? You remember the training videos in English and Arabic? Impressive.
    paul recently posted..Odd Jobs

  13. Twitter: MissMarinaStar
    Whatever, I know you slept with tons of pilots and had numerous affairs in all of your hub cities.

    Just like I’m a nurse and everything is exactly like Grey’s Anatomy. Seriously, it is. I wouldn’t lie to you!
    Miss Marina Star recently posted..Still Hungry!

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