Patchoulia Posted August 4, 2005 Report Share Posted August 4, 2005 No, this isn't me trying to book an appointment..I've read several articles today in the papers where passengers from the plane that crashed are bitching vociferously about various elements of the aftermath.One woman was outraged--yes, outraged--that they were given cold water to drink instead of a nice, hot drink.Another was livid that Air France was only offering her $300 (for immediate use) when her cell phone (lost in the crash) cost $250 and she was angry that the flight attendants weren't helping anyone find their personal belongings before shoving them off the plane.To me, these seem like outrageous things on which to focus--I mean, a plane crashed, split in 3 pieces and burst into flames and no one died and no one was seriously injured. That's pretty much a best case scenario.So my question is this: Are these survivors focussing on miniutiae because it's too overwhelming to ponder their harrowing experience? Their psyches can't handle how close they came to dying, so they're focussing their energy and misdirecting fear into anger in order to deal with what's happened to them?Just wondering. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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