Ok, I have a confession... I have noticed something people do on flights that I really just don't get. I am hoping that someone out there might be able to clue me in! (I also think this happens much more on smaller aircraft so trying and imagine yourself in my airplane please!)
So, here is the senario... your getting on board the aircraft with your carry-on or computer bag, purse, coat, diaper bag or whatever else you are carrying. You immediately shove it all into the overhead bin and sit down. Everyone else boards, you get up to get back into your bag (the one already in the overhead bin) because you forgot to turn your phone off. You sit back down. I close the bins and make my first announcement. Back up you go, oops forgot to get out my book. I close the door and come by to close the overhead bin again.
We get up into the air and I make an announcement to stay seated until the seatbelt sign is off. Up you go again (and nope the sign is not off yet) baby needs a bottle, I need to get my sweater- it's cold, I want my laptop... there are a million reasons why you had to get up right away to get whatever it was out of the overhead bin.
OK so what gives? Really? When I fly I put my bag of items I will use during flight UNDER my seat (Bulkhead seats... you are not part of this conversation... I get it where you are concerned!) the rest of my items that I will not touch, those go in the overhead bins. Why would you place those things you KNOW you are going to need or want in the overhead bin? C'mon we are flying people, there are times when you are supposed to sit and stay seated... not be up and down, in and out of the bins getting your stuff.
Maybe it's for a bit more leg room? Maybe those books, bottles and laptops just are too much to put under the seat? Maybe you know how dirty the cabin carpet is and you'd rather take your chance with the overheads...
Whatever the reason is, I don't get it. I don't do it, so when you are up and down when you aren't supposed to be I get frustrated. Can someone out there clear this up for me?