Theyearofelan’s follow up post to his note passing war with”Diane”

Via. theyearofelan

"As some of you know, I had a bit of an altercation today with a woman named Diane on an airplane.

I had a great time antagonizing her, reading your responses, and just generally trying to have fun with an irritating person. But I did have a point and I just want to put it out there.

I know I can come across as abrasive. I know I can seem harsh. But what I’ve never done is be unkind to a person in a service position.

My first job was in a video store. I rewinded tapes and put them back on the shelves. I was a caterer. I put ravioli into divided plates and cut bagels in half for hours at a time. The difference between someone being nice and someone being mean was the difference in how I felt when I went home that night. 

I don’t care what’s going on with you: Don’t be rude to people who are doing their job. 

Don’t do it.

Don’t dismiss them. Don’t act like they are less than you. Don’t abuse them just because you’re the customer and “The Customer Is Always Right.”

If you’re the customer, you’re only right if you’re kind, polite and positively thankful. If you’re not, you’re a jerk, and that’s the bottom line.

A lot of people have been really nice to me and called me a hero today. It’s really fun to hear but it’s not true. 

Our troops are heroes. Fire fighters and policemen are heroes. Doctors and teachers are heroes. Flight attendants and pilots and waiters and baristas… These are the people that make things work in this crazy world.

What I did today was just point out something we all know: Be nice. It’s Thanksgiving. Be nice. 

Be nice everyday, but if you see a man or a woman working on a holiday you better respect that they would like to be with their family too.

So have some compassion and have some appreciation.

Most people do. Most people are great. And then there are a bunch of Diane’s in the world.

And it’s OUR job to tell every Diane to shut up. 

It’s OUR duty to put the Diane’s of the world in their place.

We need to REMIND them about the way of things.

We outnumber them. 

So, I’m really glad we had fun today, but I really hope you guys join me, look a jerk in the eye, and tell them to eat a piece of your body, because really, that’s what the holidays are all about.”

As a Flight Attendant, I appreciate this! Thanks for standing up for us Elan! 



Walking Through The Airport, a How To


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How many women wrote beautiful novels and stories and poems and essays and plays and scripts and songs in spite of all the crap they endured? How many of them didn’t collapse in a heap of “I could have been better than this" and instead went right ahead and became better than anyone would have…


Love always.


Love always.

Here we go! 

Here we go! 

after another tumblr hiatus..

I’m back to my blog, Tumblr is one of those things that you try to leave but always come back to.

It’s been a busy few months, I’ve finished Flight Attendant training, managed to find an apartment in a new city and move in a week and jump straight into the jet set lifestyle that comes with a career in aviation.

It’s been a whirlwind to say the least.

But now that the dust has settled a bit I would really love to start a new blog dedicated to the FA lifestyle, and document the travels of this job. I have been working on the new page and I’ll post the link to it here when I feel its ready to share.

Arizona. You beautiful state.

Arizona. You beautiful state.

The things I have seen, the places I have been, the memories I have made, have made me in the process. I am the sum of each and every part of the planet my eyes have glanced across. I am the combination of all things I have endured.
Tyler Knott 
Your 20’s are your ‘selfish’ years. It’s a decade to immerse yourself in every single thing possible. Be selfish with your time, and all the aspects of you. Tinker, travel, explore, love a lot, love a little, and never touch the ground.
Kyoko Escamilla  (via withloveaudrey)
January 9, 2013. Buddhist monks launch paper lanterns into the sky at a temple in Suphan Buri province. The lanterns were released during a traditional pilgrimage to pay homage to Lord Buddha and bless Thailand as it enters the new year. 

January 9, 2013. Buddhist monks launch paper lanterns into the sky at a temple in Suphan Buri province. The lanterns were released during a traditional pilgrimage to pay homage to Lord Buddha and bless Thailand as it enters the new year.




this is amazing — the germans have a word for when you gain a bunch of weight after, say, a breakup. the phrase is literally translated as grief bacon.




Typewriter Series #281 by Tyler Knott Gregson


Typewriter Series #281 by Tyler Knott Gregson

You must imagine
the life that you wish to live,
you must believe it.