Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy by Heather Poole

By Heather Poole

Flying the not-so-friendly skies...

In her greater than fifteen years as an airline flight attendant, Heather Poole has noticeable all of it. She's witnessed all demeanour of undesirable habit at 35,000 ft and is aware what it takes for a visitor to turn into the main hated passenger onboard. She's slept in flight attendant crashpads in "Crew Gardens," Queens--sharing small bedrooms full of bunk beds with a parade of appealing ladies who come and cross in any respect hours, prompting suspicious pals to leap to the very worst conclusions. She's watched passengers and coworkers alike escorted off the planes through police. she will inform you why it's a nasty notion to fall for a pilot yet could be a first-class one (in her case) to this point a business-class passenger. Heather is familiar with every little thing approximately flying in a post-9/11 world--and she is aware what is going on backstage, issues the passengers may by no means dream.

Heather's actual tales in Cruising Attitude are dazzling, hilarious, occasionally outrageously incredible--the very juiciest of "galley gossip" delightfully intermingled with the eye-opening, unforgettable chronicle of her interesting lifestyles within the sky.

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PIT, 43). C'est comme si, voulant se résumer, il ne s'en sortait pas, entassait résumé sur résumé, faute de savoir lequel est le meilleur.

La jeune fille bourgeoise En plein trouble politique, il fait du piano, de l'aquarelle : toutes les fausses occupations d'une jeune fille bourgeoise au x1xe siècle. - J'inverse le problème : qu'est-ce qui, dans les pratiques de la jeune fille bourgeoise d'autrefois, excédait sa féminité et sa classe ? Quelle était l'utopie de ces conduites ? La jeune fille bourgeoise produisait inutilement, bête~ent, poUT elle-même, mais elle produisait : c'était sa forme de dépense à elle. L'amateur L'Amateur (celui qui fait de la peinture, de la musique, du sport, de la science, sans esprit de maîtrise ou de compétition), l'Amateur reconduit sa jouissance (amator : qui aime et aime encore); ce n'est nullement un héros (de la création, de laperformance) ; il s'installe gracieusement (pour rien) dans le signi- fiant : dans la matière immédiatement définitive de la musique, de la peinture ; sa pratique, ordinairement, ne comporte aucun rubato (ce vol de l'objet au profit de l'attribut); il est- il sera peut-être - l'artiste contre-bourgeois.

Au plan des valeurs, l'argent a deux sens contraires (c'est un énantiosème) : il est très vivement condamné, surtout au théâtre (beaucoup de sorties contre le théâtre d'argent, alentour 1954), puis réhabilité, à la suite de Fourier, par réaction contre les trois moralismes qui lui sont opposés : le marxiste, le chrétien et le freudien (SFL, 90). Cependant, bien sûr, ce qui est défendu, ce n'est pas l'argent retenu, engoncé, engorgé; c'est l'argent dépensé, gaspillé, charrié par le mouvement même de la perte, rendu brillant par le luxe d'une production; l'argent devient alors métaphoriquement de l'or : l'Or du Signifiant.

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