Last time I flew down the country on Aer Arann I had a unique experience. As I got onto the plane and saw that my allocated seat (13A) was already taken by, of all things, an air hostess. She, extremely politely, asked me if I'd take a different one as they needed that one. No problem says I so she put me up the very front in row 1, the one that faces everyone else.
Always up for a new experience I decided to see just what I could observe from the seat. It's not a view many people get in their lives, simple "tilt of the head" exercise though it may be.
Bet you didn't know that most people actually do watch the "in the event of an emergency put your head between your knees and kiss your arse goodbye" safety demonstration. I never do, probably because I've seen it dozens of times, most people do.
Also, people will do anything to avoid direct eye contact with the weirdo sitting at the front of the cabin taking notes in his small black notebook and trying to make eye contact with them. Hadn't expected that one. They all seemed so polite and friendly when it was a well groomed, attractive air hostess looking down at them, why were they treating me (unkempt, unshaven, slight air of crazy, hoodie, lack of coffee) any differently?
Also? Air hostesses touch up their make-up at the back of the cabin when you're not looking. Well, when you're not looking, not when I'm not looking. I saw all. Even the two people during the flight who went to use the toilet. At different times, nothing kinky like. Shame that. I feel like Woodward and Bernstein's bastard son.