Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The B.E.F.

The Brotherhood exists, whether you want to believe it or not. We Brothers roam the world like sleepless zombies, we meet each other all the time. I've sat behind, next to and infornt Brothers before but we never spoke of it. We all silently acknowledged our common belonging. A Brother, if he has the Window seat, will always place his bag and his jacket in the overhead compartment before he asks you to get up. A Grand Master Brother would also get out his Laptop and Book and take them with him to his Window seat. Not only this, a Brother sitting in the Window seat will also acknowledge that he has no right to accessing the overhead compartment during the whole flight, unless you (the Aisle Brother) is in the bathroom.

It's easy to spot a Brother sitting infornt of you, for this Brother will never move the back of his seat, even after the "Fasten your Seat belt"sign has been turned off. It's because he knows that the 2 inches the back of his seat moves will not magically turn his seat into a bed. More importantly he realizes that those 2 inches are the only remaining two inches for you (the Brother sitting behind) to breath.

This is but only a fraction of what we do, for we belong to the Brotherhood of the Economy-class Flyers: BEF.

9 comments:

Munqy said...

Oooooooh, we finally have a name. I propose intense militant action against all the non-brothers.

Do we have a log/motto?

Munqy said...

LOGO

My typing is fantabulously bad today.

Homer said...

Death to all infidels?
...oh wait.. did AlQeada trademark this one, already?

Munqy said...

The word? Yes. The concept? Hell no.

Homer said...

But we need something with a twist. Something that says that we will not be bullied into Business class and we will NEVER tolerate assholes in Coach.

Munqy said...

Hundreds of passengers, zero tolerance, one airlock.
You do the math.

Would that work?

Homer said...

niiiiiiiiiiiiiice, can we throw in there some hot chikitas? Just to show off the the BEF is hot?

Forsoothsayer said...

i myself acknowledge that since i actually feel the difference of moving my seat back, i will not complain when the person in front of me does so.

Feshfesh said...

Well, I understand that, especially for longer flights e.g. 4 hours+ or the ones that are flying overnight. But what kills me is sometimes I am on those quick flights (2 hours or less) and specially in like "normal" times of the day .. like 10am or 7pm or something like that and people would still as soon as the seatbelt sign is off they would put their seat all the way back! I don't get that at all....