Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Observations While En Route

Movers and Shakers: If your cell phone has bad reception in IAD, redialing and YELLING into the cell phone will not improve the clarity of the call. You should really get up, move about the terminal and find a better location. What good is the Wharton School of Finance, really?

Airline employees who know and understand that their families will most likely have to wait and possibly get a flight home at some point that day and have come highly prepared to amuse their children, is the most viable commodity in any airport.

Airlines who first cancel your flight due to “mechanical trouble” and then magically reroute you before you check in are more wonderful than I can express. A cautionary note to those of you who push the limit of acceptable check in time, none of you got rerouted. Sometimes it pays to follow the rules.

Sitting next to Radar O’Reilly’s twin on the way to the beach was amusing. At least we had a well-rounded discussion. Lessons to self, it’s ok to take your nose out of your book sometimes.

Two-four-six-eight! Oh my nerves how they grate! The Cheerleaders. Yeah, yeah, all those cheerleaders. Note to self, plan next beach trip to avoid the National Cheer Leading competition.

Travelers: if it’s too cold and you insist on wearing ankle socks with your sandals, please just put your shoes on. It’s not a good look on elderly folks and even worse on younger ones. It completely depletes the hotness factor. Trust me.

Similarly, white Bermuda shorts under a wool sport coat. NO, just no.

Apparently it has been a long time since I flew on a plane. Did you all know they load the passengers according to “zones?” Who knew?

More to follow, thought I’d tide you over with these observations. Not enough time to recap the fun lights of the trip. Must catch up with reality and work.....

9 comments:

Phillip said...

Oh, no lustful Canadian golfers? Do tell!

Cassie said...

Please tell me the guy with the sandal/sock combo did not have flip flops with socks. How repulsive!

HotForSimon said...

Cassie...it was a woman.

((shudders))

Can I do a cheer too??

Ready.

OK.

Two. Four. Six. Eight. Who should we decapitate??

Cheerleaders.

Yeah. All those cheerleaders!

YAY!!! WOOHOO!!!! YEAH!!!! ((ouch))

Rude Cactus said...

Bermuda shorts and sportcoat? So, you're saying I should go home and change? ;-)

tommy said...

I equate ankle socks and sandals with a sweater vest and short sleeve shirt

wallofdenial said...

Glad to see you back, cant wait for more details.

Wicked H said...

Phillip: Not so much this time

Cassie: see HFS' comment

HFS: You aren't as agile as you once were...snort

Rude: If you must wear that ensemble, be prepared to read about it ;-)

Tommy: I agree. Hope you are enjoying your time off!!

Dave: Thanks! Details to follow, need to find the top of my desk first....

HotForSimon said...

Wicked...shut up. LOL

Weary Hag said...

The sock/sandal thing is just plain stomach wrenching. Of course, you're talking to someone who has extreme distaste for feet in general ... so plain ol' sandals don't even win me over. The socks just make me want to slap someone.