The Airport–Always Interesting!
Airports provide a wonderful behavioral study, don’t they? I do enjoy sitting facing the busy corridor as travelers funnel through: a black cowgirl, a rabbi sans robe bejeweled with a giant wooden cross, soldiers, a gaggle of field hockey players all in pony tails, and a number of attendants with tagged children in tow.
As I was standing in line, a young couple was in a locked embrace. Hidden behind her boarding pass, the young woman spewed a steady stream of whispers into the guy’s ear, he with his eyes closed the entire time. One young college freshman was caught in a bear hug by his father and as he left to board, his dad cried out, “I love you son. Don’t forget about that phone call.” The young man just stared at the floor, not responding, not looking back—displaying his newfound independence. One day probably 30 years from now, he’ll be telling his dad, “I love you, Dad. Don’t forget to call me when you get in.”
Finally seated, the male attendant reminded the elderly gentleman in front of me “for the second time” to place his bag under the seat. “I don’t wake up every morning with a new set of rules you know!” he barks at the man.
When I sat in my aisle seat, the woman who boarded across the aisle from me stowed her laptop overhead, buckled up, placed her ear buds into her ears, reached for the barf bag and with one quick flick of her wrist, the bag opened and she placed it on her lap. She was ready for the flight. Ugh.
Quote of the Day for YOU: Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can. ~Danny Kaye