Pre-Flight Tension

September 23rd, 2010 by Julie Hill

So, apparently, in addition to having to watch out for actual medical issues, I have just discovered that I have a “Mild” case of PFT, or “Pre-Flight Tension Disorder” as told to me by the Sydney Airport’s PFT awareness website.

I understand that a lot of people are afraid of flying. I’m not one of them. I think flying rulez and not even jumping through security’s hoops or (always, ALWAYS!) forgetting my toothbrush can bum me out on it. But it seems to me like inventing a new disease, while cute and clever to daredevils (airdevils?) like myself, is only terror-fodder for the more hypochondriac among us. Perhaps a more ridiculous, wink-and-nudge treatment of the ‘disease’ would be more effective?

Although I must say that I do like the simplicity of the website, even though the Obsessive Passport Disorder video stresses me the eff out.

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