I fly a lot, probably more than 20 flights a year, and mostly I am fairly calm about the process. But there is one thing that drives me up the wall and that is other passengers complaining about security measures, particularly the, now, longstanding rules about not taking more than 100ml of liquids into the cabin.
The rules are there for our safety. It may be that these complaining travellers are willing to take the extra risk, so as not to suffer a very minor inconvenience (mostly a requirement to have a bit of a think in advance), but I want a reasonable level of safety.
Last week 3 plotters were found guilty of trying to smuggle liquids into the cabins of planes in drink bottles with the intention of blowing those planes up. This was not a Government scare, this was a pretty close run thing. So, if you are planning to fly, think ahead, put your perfume in the hold, keep you hold materials legal, and smile at the people at the security bench who are trying to keep you safe, otherwise I will be forced to frown at you, which (as anybody who understands Brits knows) is a very stern note of disapproval.
The only think that has angered me more than other passengers over the last few years was Ryanair calling for the safety measures to be dropped because they were interfering with their ability to make money. Along with the massive number of complaints about Ryanair's misleading advertising, the stories relating to Ryanair planning to remove some of the toilets from flights (replacing them with extra seating) and introducing a £1 charge to use the toilet, it is a wonder that anybody wants to fly with them.