This Ramp Worker Has Mad Skills — and Could Care Less About On-Time Departures

Sometimes we don’t give airline employees enough respect. Many of them are working outdoors, in extreme temperatures. Baggage handlers are doing this while lifting your heavy suitcases. And sometimes they just need to blow off a little steam, like when these Alaska Airlines employees were playing competitive ‘toss the luggage’.

Here are little girls mimicking the dance moves of a Southwest Airlines ground worker.

It’s hard to mind so much having a little fun on the job when they show enthusiasm, and a lack of care in the world for who might be watching — as in the case of this ramp worker who took a break from his job to play “toss the cone.”

The man shoots — and he scores! And he’s caught on video experiencing the true thrill of victory. The video is just 13 seconds, and worth watching all the way to the end.

(HT: Michelle L.)

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  1. Need to correct your title to “Could *not* care less”. The current title is saying he actually does care about on-time departures.

  2. your blog is boring–seriously. YAWN. just clickbait and TSA bs. About ready to unsubscribe—yawn. I don’t like AA, but I certainly don’t hate them–as you do.

  3. @Ron Mexico – I do not hate American Airlines. Funny most people think I hate Delta. And United seems to think I hate them. When truly I love air travel, and want each airline to be its best possible version of itself! Which has nothing whatsoever to do with this fun post.

  4. Nice to see people enjoying their work…especially an airline employee. If an he’s having a bit of fun and a good attitude, I could not not care more or less if it delays takeoff a few seconds.

  5. Seriously…the dive into the cart at the end is fantastic.

    Let’s face it, we all like when those serving us are punctual and quick. But, for example, right now I’m not working very efficiently at my job and am rather reading this blog. We all need to have some fun once in awhile and I really doubt someone moving a cone would be the cause of any sort of delay. I’m glad to see people enjoy their jobs…Now if he were flipping that cone for 20 min until he got it I’d say he needs to get to work.

  6. I’m sorry, Gary, but regardless of what your dictionary suggests, how can saying the opposite of what you mean be the same as saying what you mean? It doesn’t make sense.

    Regardless, the video of the ramp worker dancing with the two little girls brightened my day. Thank you for that.

  7. The phrase is actually “couldn’t care less”. “Could care less” means that there are actually other things he could care less about.

  8. “Could care less” has only started to become acceptable usage because people got it wrong so often. It makes no sense.

    That said, I enjoy your blog. I like the quirky stuff you pick to talk about in addition to the more hard airline news type stuff. Keep doing what you are doing. If it offended me, I wouldn’t click on it and I certainly wouldn’t comment on it. (Or if “could care less” works for you, “If it offended me, I would click on it and I certainly would comment on it.”)

  9. Brian is right. The incorrect use of the phrase by people with less understanding of the language and no desire to correct themselves, led to their children learning the phrase; that generation has entered adulthood, so the incorrect usage is now deemed acceptable. It’s a good example of language drift. Drift occurs more frequently in pronunciations of individual words. There used to be only ONE correct way to pronounce Caribbean.
    Unfortunately some words stubbornly resist correction so the wrong pronunciation is heard 90% of the time in the English speaking population: patina. forte (when not used to refer to a dynamic marking in musical notation).

  10. You mean “couldn’t care less”. As it stands, he is able to care less, so he is exercising some care. What you are trying to say is that there is no lower level of care that he could exhibit.

    You do hear “could care less” to mean what you are trying to say, but only from people who are too stupid to know any better. Unless you are trying to become more stupid, you should correct the title.

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