A flight attendant has revealed cabin crew’s favourite game on board – looking for ‘Bob’. And if you find yourself being called by the name, you have good reason to be flattered. Looking for Bob is a hunt for the most attractive passenger on the plane, the Daily Star reports. The name is made up of the initials for “best on board”.
So, if it ever seems like you’ve been mistaken on a plane for someone else (named Bob), it’s more likely that you have caught a flight attendant’s fancy. The revelation was made by a caller to the Heart Breakfast show hosted on Heart FM by Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden.
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The unnamed cabin crew member who called the show explained: “We have a little game called ‘find the Bob’ and basically Bob stands for best on board. So, you just find the best looking person on the plane and you call them Bob the whole day.
“And, then if you can’t find a Bob sometimes passengers get on and they’re sleepy and they put their heads down and they fall asleep and you can’t really see their faces. Then as they get off instead of calling them Bob you’d be like, ‘Cheerio.’ And that would indicate to your other crew members that you fancy them.”
Host Jamie asked what the flight attendants do when they locate a “Bob”. The cabin crew member answered: “Usually, you’re on the trolley service, imagine we’re on the aisle at 38,000ft, and you offer coke, lemonade, water or wine.
“And, you go, ‘Stop the cart, yeah, there’s a Bob, there’s a Bob.’ Then the passenger looks at you and you’re like, ‘Hi Bob.’ They say, ‘My name’s not Bob’ and you’re like… ‘It is now.’”
The fight attendant confirmed that they will refer to the passenger as Bob to their face as well as to their colleagues. “If you’re doing a Thursday to Vegas there might be quite a few Bobs.”
But, when asked if any of the cabin crew ever followed up on the matter with the good-looking passengers, she said: “Well, I haven’t got the confidence to give my number to someone, but yeah there are people who have met their future lovers and husbands and wives on board.”
So, if your air host or hostess seems more attentive than usual, congratulations. You may have been voted the Bob.
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