Having just come back from a girl’s weekend, I have an earful to spew about flying. I apologize in advance if I offend anyone.
1. I realize that the aged deserve respect, but I think it’s pretty awful that some elderly people really take advantage of their abundance of years. Yes, Mr and Mrs Older Couple, I saw you being brought to the gate in wheelchairs, breezing past the long lines at security and being personally pushed by two employees of Newark Airport. I saw you getting to board the plane before everyone else too. I also saw you being pushed through the destination airport at Fort Lauderdale and being met by what I am assuming is your daughter and grandchildren at the baggage claim. And finally, I also saw you both walk very nicely to your daughter’s minivan AND carrying your own luggage. I’ll spare you the thoughts that ran through my mind. (Begrudgingly)
2. One carry on and one bag, means ONE CARRY ON and ONE BAG. I realize you don’t want to wait at baggage claim for the one giant suitcase that your TWO carry ons and TWO shopping bags should have been in. However this is really not fair to the people who do follow the rules and can’t find a place in the overhead compartment because of your selfishness.
3. This dress could be cute if you are slim and about 16 years old. It is not cute if it is you are using it to hide some extra curves and it is TIGHT and SHORT. I wish I had taken a picture of the woman wearing the dress similar to the one in this picture. I will tell you. it was not pretty. And I’ll also tell you, nothing good happens when you wear it and try to put extra bags in the overhead compartment. Everyone in rows 22, 23 and 24 got to see what was under that dress (nothing). I felt bad for her teenage daughter.
4. I am thin and 5’5″. I paid good money for my cattle coach seat. Excuse me sir, this does not give you the right to lift the arm rest between our chairs and sit “wide” not only on your seat but onto my seat as well. I’m sure this “gentleman” is now home and bitching to his friends about the chick that lowered the arm rest on him and put a airplane pillow in between. (I’m laughing now about this one.)
So I’m back from my girl’s weekend. I had a complete blast, but I think I’m a little bit cranky from the plane ride home. Up to go take a shower and catch up with my family.