Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Play well with others

I get irrationally angry about a lot of random things but the WORST is adults who don't follow rules and this is so evident when traveling. People who don't put their liquids in bags, try to carry on three bags, sneaking on the plane before your time, not putting one piece of carry on luggage under the seat in front of you, not turning off electronics (...Alec Baldwin) and seriously, the list goes on.

I know that most of these rules are completely asinine but they are still the rules - and you thinking that you are (for some bizarre made-up reason) above them, makes the entire process take longer for the rest of us.

When you refuse to do that liquids-in-bags jam you hold up the TSA agent as you yell at her (for doing her job??) and EVERYONE ELSE in the security line when she has to rescan your neosporin and jock itch cream (one has to assume you have an itchy crotch from being a dick). Follow the rules and you save all of us 5-7 minutes.

Here's the thing- flying is probably the worst thing ever, the drinks cost too much, we're all sitting way too close to one another and inevitably, we will probably arrive worse for wear (and an hour late). But if we can just all agree that none of us are special (unless we have paid an airline to say we are special, and that only counts for like 20%) and we will all just do what we can to make the experience less miserable for each other. If we could just agree to not be dicks, flying would suck that much less.

The end.

1 comment:

Tierra said...

I have not once, not ever, put my liquids in bags. That's also exactly how many times I have been stopped for it. Change? NEVER! :D

She's pint-sized and amazing.