Forgive me for being stupid
Perhaps my words don't read as well on the outside as they sounded on the inside.
I was not trying to suggest that attendants are not hard working or were umb, they do a job i could not for fear of belting troublesome passengers. I was simply sharing my frustration, and was hoping for a way to continue to read from the time of being seated through to the time i stand and leave the machine. I travel often and rarely listen to the same safety instructions; i do turn my ipod off by the way. So now i turn off both, as yesterday my 5yo said in a loud voice upon landing 'Dad they said you have to turn that off, you're naughty'.
So having just returned today from another series of flights i am now taking a magazine and the Sony.