All the thoughtful comments have really helped me process my feelings and I'm sorry if I offended or hurt anyone. I am in my own little world and it alarms me when I am noticed there. The frustration arises from this fact.
Writing is a solitary, introspective process, at least for me, and my choice of medium should not be so controversial as to draw the attention of (I'll say it again) autocratic flight attendants. To me, the typewriter, like jet engines, seatbelts, aisle carts and bathroom doors, is just so much white noise layered with the rest. A conversation loud enough to understand, however, is extremely disruptive to my writing process. So I was railing against the double-standard, and lamenting my own complete inability to effectively challenge it. That others are no more comfortable challenging it than I am is not a reflection on them but on society.
My major frustration is that I've had to silently choke on the inconsiderations of others all my life and no one sticks up for me. Even when law or rules are on my side they are not enforced. Yet I want to write a few letters in a 70Db noise can and somehow I'm the bad guy.
I can't complain because it's an airline I have to work with at my job, so all I can do is gripe on here and hope for a little sympathy.
So I'm sorry to have digressed from typecasts, but I'll be getting back to them soon. I'm trying to figure out how to fix the spacebar on the Navy mill. I'll start with that if I get time tonight.
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