Who doesn't know how to fasten a seat belt? Who seriously pays attention when the flight attendance show you how at least 4 times during every round trip lately?
When a little humor is injected into the tedium it makes me feel more relaxed. I have had flight attendants that get the message across with humor. The boarding attendant at Washington National 35 is a scream. "It's a long walk to Buffalo if you don't get on that plane."
When I heard that an air traffic controller brought his kid to work, I wondered what all the fuss was about. "The most aggregious breach of conduct," said the Secretary of Transportation. Then I heard the tape.
Now I am not one to think that kids pretending to be adults is "cute." I'm not a "cute" kind of guy... but this was cute. It was obvious that the dad had everything in control and the pilots thought is was fine.
So what's the big deal.