I flew home from Nashville today, changed planes in Houston on my way to SFO. As I’m boarding the woman at the counter made an announcement. She wanted people to check their bags and not put them in the overhead compartments. She said we should check our bags “out of courtesy.”
I check no bags. I want my bag right there so after a long long day I can grab it and drive home. I didn’t pay attention to her.
When she called my group number, I started to walk toward the jetway. “Please check your bag out of courtesy,” she said.
“Courtesy to whom?” I said.
She didn’t answer.
I think she meant I should check my bag so other people could use the overhead compartment for their bags. Like I’m a moron. I just kept walking. I found plenty of overhead space and stashed my bag. Hey, I’m all in favor of courtesy but why should I be courteous to the other guy to my own disadvantage? I’m just asking.