Blogging On a Plane
This is probably the most uncomfortable position to be in on a flight. I normally can't sleep on a plane because of the engine noise, limited space, and generally an over all feeling that someone is going to throw in-flight snacks into my open mouth. The narrow armrests dig into your elbows if you're lucky enough to use them. If you are in the middle seat you can for get about it. Constantly playing shuffle elbow with the passenger to your left and right, each one trying to vie for a slice of armrest real estate. I actually feel like a T-Rex trying to type right now. My hands and wrists are bent in a way that causes me to keyboard peck.
That is the sacrifice you have to make when you want to put out a blog post while you are mid flight from a work trip. I've never understood why Airlines have become the epitome of stingy. For example, on my last trip to Florida, the airline started their normal beverage services. When they got to me I requested a coca cola. The flight attendant popped open a can and poured some in a cup that was about the size of a extra large Dixie cup. As usual the cup was full of ice. No problem right? It's just to get me started, surely I will be able to have the remainder of the can and will be able to pour more as I see fit. NOPE. That opened can with the remaining 7 ounces of soda went right back into the cart for the next person to enjoy. REALLY? A multi-million dollar Airline company can't afford to let me have a full can of soda? I'm sure they get those cans for pennies since they probably have a contract with Coca Cola to buy in mass. I don't know why it annoyed me at the time but it did.
It's the little things that make a customer happy. Getting a full can of soda after paying $600+ for a ticket would be nice. Although the plane rides aren't always fun there is nothing more fun than people watching in the terminals. Come on, you can't tell me you haven't sat in a terminal and just watched the different people walk back and forth. I've seen a lot of hilarious and creative outfits at airports. When I travel I tend to wear the most comfortable items that will also make getting through security a breeze. It consists of a shirt, shorts or pants, flip flops and a hoodie. Pretty plain Jane if you ask me. Nothing that would draw any attention to me or cause my day of travel to be uncomfortable.
obviously there are some that feel the terminal walkways are their own personal cat walk, showing off their latest pair of stilettos. I know there are times when I have to run or walk quickly to make my next flight and I just laugh when I see someone wearing crazy heels. One flight, I saw a guy wearing jeans, red shoes, an American Flag blazer, and a ball cap. What the heck?!
What kind of funny things have you seen at airports?