A passenger was horrified and took to social media to complain about an American Airlines flight attendant he caught “recycling” orange juice in the first class galley. I do not see valid outrage here.
Praise For American Airlines Flight Attendant Who Did Not Waste Orange Juice
A passenger was flying on American Airlines from San Diego (SAN) to Charlotte (CLT) and was seated in the first row of first class.
A flight attendant must have offered water or orange juice as a pre-departure beverage, per protocol, and there were not many OJ takers.
Instead of just dumping the orange juice she began “pouring orange juice back into the original container.”
I was shocked not only did she pour one cup she poured several cups back into the original container.
You really think she was pouring back orange juice from a cup that a passenger had halfway consumed? She probably over poured and rather than throw it away just poured it back in the container. No one had touched it—not the rims of the cups and certainly not the juice—so what is the big deal?
I get it that some would liken this to a man not washing his hands after urinating because “I only touched what was clean.” Yes, I grant that both are social faux.
But in a Western world with obscene waste, I applaud her action. I once had an employee who took pride in always leaving food on his plate whenever we went out because, he boasted, “I can afford it. It shows I’m not poor.”
A responsible steward of his resources is not going to needlessly waste them (and in the case of my employee, I’ve also never understood people who refuse to eat leftovers).
Perhaps. I tend to think she was just of the generation or mindset that there is no need to throw away perfectly good OJ that has not been touched. And for all the drama it caused I probably would not repeat her action, but I do applaud her intentions.
Finally, maybe the horrified should have instead celebrated he finally found a flight attendant who offered a pre-departure. After all, most are too busy:
Pre departures are offered if there’s time to serve them but sometimes catering is late and boarding is hectic due to late arrival of inbound flight.
— @Heather_Poole (@Heather_Poole) November 9, 2023
(I’m not sure about the hamburger – steak non-sequitur…)
I have great sympathy for the “stewardess” (as the complaining passenger called her) who recycled the OJ. I make it a point not to waste food and I think if we all did that a little more conscientiously we’d have far less waste in this world and perhaps less starvation in those places that do not have the luxury of flushing clean water down toilets or throwing away leftovers.