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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Airport, pt 2: The Quest for a Gate

Here's part two of my epic day at three different airports. Check out the first leg of the journey here.

11:29am
We keep being told five more minutes. Lots of grumbling everytime. Crowd's now getting restless. Gate Guy says "I'm telling the truth!" Over the speaker

11:45am
Start boarding. Behind Sweet Dee. Hubby wonders if it would be an insult to tell her. I try to explain (quietly) why it would be insulting.  Not sure if he ever got it 100%


11:55am
Flight attendant gets slightly bitchy with my husband about loading two bags in overhead. Then is OK when I say one's mine.

12:05pm
Yeah! A baby in the row in front of us. This is going to be a great flight!

12:07pm
Maybe it won't be so bad. He's laughing and being cute.

12:10pm
Now he's making demon noises. Not a good sign. Being told to turn off electronics for takeoff.  Not sure how I feel about the idea that one lone cellphone can bring down a whole plane.  Surely we've come far enough that it doesn't screw with the plane? I hope.

12:54pm
Turned phone back on. We've been stuck on the runway all this time because of weather delays. Just cloudy here, which makes it harder to be patient.  Just told it should be 20-30 minutes before we take off. Ugh.

1:10pm
Took off a little faster than they said.

1:40pm
Beverage cart going around. No free snacks. Bummer. Also limited amount of pay snacks. Hopefully no ones sugar gets low. I think tempers might still be on edge. Roughly two hours behind schedule.

2:00pm
Tried hard not to cry over the book I'm reading (Anne of the Island)

2:19pm
Pulled what I thought was a loose eyebrow hair on hubby. Still attached.

2:21p,
Wasn't hungry before bev service. Now that I know the paid snacks are all gone, I'm quickly becomming ravenous.

2:31pm
The baby is possessed. Pretty sure it is. But it's pretty cute. A happy demon maybe?

3:37pm
I'm smelling things again.

3:40pm
The couple in front of me are now arguing. Have a feeling it's related to the smell.

3:42pm
Now can overhear, the mom wants the dad to change the diaper. He doesn't want to.

3:45pm
I decide to go to the bathroom while they sort this one out. First time ever peeing in an airplane. Do people still have sex in these things? How?

5:10- finally landed!

5:15- we're stopped on the tarmac. What the hell?

5:20-the pilot just came on and told us there's another plane at our gate and we have to wait for them to move.

5:21-there will be blood.

5:55-finally at the gate, now waiting to get off the plane.

After what has roughly been a ten hour flight, we reach our destination. Surprisingly everyone kept their tempers in line.

2 comments:

Ambiguous Geek said...

Oh dear. I seem to be hearing all these crazy airport stories. Makes me a little skeptical of booking any vacations which require flights.

Witless Exposition said...

I usually don't mind it too much, but this was just a bad chain of events. I blame Los Angeles, because the plane that was taking up our original gate was from there. It's always nice to blame someone.

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