Look, people are stupid. We know this. There are too many people watching Two and a Half Men or downloading Nicki Minaj’s “music” to conclude anything different. Under normal conditions, us intelligent folk can navigate our way through the minefield of idiocy relatively unscathed. Note : I took the liberty of assuming if you’re reading this, you must be intelligent…or at the very least have excellent taste.
When you cram 150 random people into a twelve-foot diameter tube, though – that’s a whole lot of concentrated dumb. Surviving several hours in this pressurized pipe can be a trying test for even the most passive passenger. If you ever wondered why you find yourself weighing out the consequences of committing assault and battery halfway through your flight, these are likely the reasons why.
Continue reading Shit That Needs to Stop : Plane Behavior
After spending a lovely day with friends in Chicago, marred only by a dinner served by a waitress who clearly had vertigo, I made my way to O’Hare [shoutout to FK for the luxury transport] and prepared myself for the emotional trauma that would surely come from a) traveling via an airline on which I had no elite status, and b) departing for an international flight from ORD for the first time. Somehow, I would persevere. Continue reading Rome : Day I – Highway Robbery
I guess the whole point is, we can never know.
Are the little coincidences really coincidences? Or are they the universe trying to talk to us the only way it can, short of mailing us a FedEx package with a return address of “Universe” containing a note that says “Here’s something you need to know…” ?
I suppose that’s where faith comes in.
Continue reading Paris : Day 1 – Angels and Airplanes