Third mechanical delay in two hours at JFK, we finally are allowed to board passengers and in order there are two electrical issues that pop up as soon as everyone is seated. First, the recorded pre-flight announcement will only play the Spanish part. Que?! And then the lights in the back of the plane won’t work and that IS a problem. Maintenance is called back and the head guy looks just like Spike Lee. Pops in, flips a couple of light switches to insure that I’m not a fucking idiot and announces “Shit, I hope I don’t need to restart this bitch.”
They did. Everything worked.