Thursday, June 17, 2010

Crew Life 21 : Devils wear Kebaya Part 1


Disebalik senyuman dan keayuan wajah , tersimpan perangai puaka seorang peramugari. Bukan semua la...tapi ada dikalangan peramugari yg terbang di awan biru.

Mereka adalah dikalangan  'seniors' yg dah lama bekerja. Wajah yg agak garang, perfect grooming, kerja yg tip top, menyakinkan mereka utk berada dalam kategori ini.




Muka garang yg dimaksudkan ialah ada ciri2 muka sombong, suka melirik mata dan susah nak didekati. Perfect grooming pula bermaksud make up yg takde flaw...eye liner, bedak, lipstick yg glossy, rambut dibun croissant yg amat tinggi dan perfect tanpa sehelai baby hair pun keluar di bahagian tengkuk. 

Crew yg lain menggelar mereka as 'bitchy' or 'kaki taruh'. Bitchy is not a nice word kan? But this words fits their profiling la and some do feel proud bila dipanggil as 'bitchy'. Kaki taruh simply means jenis yg suka marah2 dan akan cari pasal. Working with that type will make your working hours like HELL. This hell located 33,000 feet above sea level. Welcome ! Welcome !

" Hi Cathy, I'll be working with you. I kinda new and this is my 3rd flight solo" kata stewardess baru ni.

" So? It's not my bloody problem right?"  said Cathy.

Sebab minah baru ni beriya2 buat intro pasal dia budak baru and all, is a way to tell that she needs guidance frm her senior. But to Cathy, when you don your kebaya...you are expected to perform with NO excuses.



On the way to the aircraft, she walks with lots of worries in her mind. Hati duk dup dap duk dap, not knowing what could happen to her throughout the flight. Yes! She will be in HELL. That's for sure. Bila sampai London nanti, rambut dia yg bun ni akan berubah wajah...huhuhu

As she enter the aircraft, she immediately perform her ground duties. In her mind she hopes that she is able to complete her task as quickly as possible without any mistakes. Tau2 je la kan...so many things to do...so little time. Being new and all akan terkena sindrom BLUR dan lembap sikit sbb tak biasa buat.

Mata Cathy mula memerhatikan setiap gerak langkah, mencari kesilapan. Terkial2 new crew ni membuat kerja berpandukan nota semasa belajar di academy. 

"Kenapa u ni slow sangat haaaa? My nenek can do it faster than you !! lembap !!! Hisssshhhhhh!!" . She ended up taking over your job. Menunjukkan how simple it is and how cepat she can work. 

Selepas all passangers boarded the aircraft, here come the PIS (passengers information Sheet). She will need to memorize all the passengers names by hard according to their sit. All 24 of them. After take off, she must remember all names and that's her dateline.

Belum lagi nak take off, dah diuji.

"Mr Terry ask for newpaper...! Get one for him now"

This is how the senior test her whether she can remember the passenger names or not. Terkial2 la kan cari newpaper and start wondering siapa dari 24 orang tu is Mr Terry. The minute she refer to the list, she akan Kantoi and the kaki taruh will know that she tak hafal nama penumpang.

Selepas check nama dan hantar newspaper, Cathy look at her as if she is going to swallow her up. Why? sbb she send the newspaper to someone else. She might have seen the name list wrongly. "Are you blind or  stupid. ??? jerit Cathy.
"SSSSorry...I get another paper...right away" she replied.


In business class, passengers often ask for cocktail drinks even before take off. You must also memorized by hard on how to make the drink. Apa nak campur apa...nak cari kat mana...terkial2 lepas tu. Mana ada masa refer2 buku dah time tu.

"Mrs Jacob wants Bloody Mary and her husband wants Sweet Manhattan" Cathy ask the new crew.

 First, she must know how to fix the drinks, then to find out who to give it to. Imagine to to do all that when she have only ten minutes before the aircraft push back. She have to do it quickly and she must collect all the glasses before taking off.

As she was looking for the glasses, she suddenly jadi blur and started searching everywhere.

"It's over THERE !!!!!" Cathy shouted.

Dah la ada bermacam jenis glass. She mistakenly took a different type of glass for a cocktail.

"Whattttt!!! this is not the one....tu la masa instructor ajar....u TIDOOO !! Hishhhh" Cathy menjerit sambil menunjukkan gelas yg sepatutnya diambil.

Baru je kerja setengah jam yg pertama, seperti rasa nak melompat keluar dari kapal terbang. She have another 12 hours to go before reaching her destination.


Masa kapal take off, she have about 10 minutes sitting down to figure out what do right after take off. She also knows that Cathy going to be there all the way with her....

to be continued........







15 mulut cakap2 belakang:

NUke_Rude said...

like hell.. ive been waiting for this crew life for sooooo long ray!!


sambung cpat!!

mana neslo i??!!

[r][a][y] eusouff said...

nuke...
xtau plak ada org menunggu series crew life nieh
hahaha

nak sambung cepat?
makkk aiii

mamakkk neslo satuuu !!

FaizalSulaiman said...

huittt serammmmmm

Abir Abhar said...

finally..
new story

[r][a][y] eusouff said...

buit...faizal..
ini bukan cite seram
kekeke


abir...
finally...
seminggu sekali update tu dah dikira miracle.
will try utk update sekerap boleh

omgpetch said...

crew life stories are very interesting ok ray! write more write more! haha

Rara said...

okey,cpt smbung cerita.. :)

iyllienaz said...

interesting sangat!! tunggu part 2 plak..=)

edzlin007 said...

huyyooo kesiannya...

nak lagi nak lagi! :D

yana said...

wah bagus laaaa
nak lagik

Pala.Maldini said...

Pelik nya... why 'bitchy' ?

[r][a][y] eusouff said...

Pala.Maldini

i have no idea...gelaran yg dah lama..turun temurun

maybe no other words that best describe this group of people

ya la kan..asyik bagi tekanan, pemarah, suka sakitkan hati orang lain, menakutkan,bagi org nangis etc

bitchy with an attitude

f a t i n bt m o h d nasir said...

seriously interesting !
i slalu dgr my stewardess fren said kaki taro ! haha
and i was like? ha, ape tu kaki taro ! then they will start gosipping each other..esok i flight dengan kaki taro bla..blaa..blaa..habis lah u.. dia mcm tu, dia mcm ni..hahaha !
now baca cita ni rasa nk show to my fren je :)

nway i love your story ! very much !

[r][a][y] eusouff said...

fatin...thnks
1001 never ending stories pasal kaki taroh ni
tapi kan tanpa mereka, crew life akn membosankan.
some say the kaki taroh ni lah yg responsible for the standard of service yg tinggi.

f a t i n bt m o h d nasir said...

agree ! ye laa dengan adanya kaki taruh ni baru laa challenge and practice you to be discipline cket kan ! haha nway kadang2 ade pro contra nye.tapi if asyk kene torture, flight yang 45minutes boleh rasa lama kan? haha
so u ex crew eh?