Traveling Pet Peeves Part 2

A while back, I did a post on Traveling Pet Peeves.  Well, I have continued to travel and now have a few more to add to this list.

  • Fill the space:  If you are the first one on an elevator, train, etc, move over so more people can get on.  If you stop and stand right by the entrance door, do not get mad when people bump into you in order to get on before the doors shut.  Make room, it’s not hard!
  • Headphones:  I know, it’s ridiculous that I have to even say this.  If you are in a public setting, watching your video on speaker is not appropriate.  Someone once told me to carry cheap headphones to give to people that can’t seem to grasp how rude this is.  I am seriously considering this approach.
  • You don’t need to yell for the person next to you to hear:  No one wants to hear your conversation and most of us are walking zombies from traveling.  This is especially applies to a group of people, who think critiquing women’s appearance as they walk by is funny.  It’s not…plus have you looked in a mirror recently? BTW: thanks to the fine gentleman in Memphis that told them to zip it.
  • Don’t ask someone if they are in the right boarding zone:  Let me be clear, that the only time I’ve heard someone do this – the other person was a different race and/or young.  If they are in the wrong zone, the agents will handle this – don’t display your racist bias. Seriously, what does it matter to you?!?!
  • Don’t book 30 min or less connections:  And then complain because your connection is tight and need special treatment to get off the plane.  My recent flight was even 20 mins early and you still tried to plow me over.  Nope!

As much as these are pet peeves, they are mine and in this case…yes, I get to judge you if you do any of these!  How does this relate to leadership blog…you have a chance to be a leader where ever and whenever, set an example and don’t do these 🙂

What are your traveler pet peeves?

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