Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I came, I lost, I left again

I made it home from Florida last week with a nasty cold which meant that my weekend of fun scheduled with these four beautiful ladies was off for me.

So so sad that I wasn't able to make it to meet them all. I guess that means I'll have to arrange individual trips? Ladies, would that work?

I did make it home, however sad I was to be missing out on girl time, only to turn around & get everything washed & re-packed to head to Maine.

And let me tell you, I've said before that summer season is in effect - well yesterday topped it all.

The airport was slammed.

The security lines wrapped the building. The line I use was on a stop & go - meaning they'd let 5 people move into the actual wrap around part while the rest of us kept lining up.

People didn't realize that you can't just leave your luggage on the belt & not push it through.

Little girls (16'ish) kept holding up the screening by leaving things on. You know, like jewelry, sweaters ..... their shoes!

LaGuardia was hot. Apparently in the small plane terminal the AC wasn't working.

Not to mention that summer storms were approaching.

So I spent extra time in an un-airconditioned terminal delayed from taking off. In addition, there was additional wait time on the plane parked on the tarmac. Did I mention the AC was broken on the plane? Oh yes, the plane that had a broken AC unit.

Love it.

The best airport sighting had to be the man who kept trying to pawn his son off to other people to take on the plane.

Yep, you read that right.

A man had bought his son an airline ticket to fly somewhere but wasn't flying with him. Instead of paying the fee for an unaccompanied minor, he kept walking around to different people in the terminal trying to get them to take his son.

When the attendant at the gate would see this, she'd run over & stop it.

He'd find someone new.

She's stop him.

He found a man who shared the same religion and argued that should be ok - because they both know God.

Now, I don't know about you, but just because someone knows the same God I do, I don't think I'd trust them with my child. Just me? I doubt it.

I finally made it here safe and sound.

Hot and Sweaty.

Tired and Giddy (anyone else get the same way?).

Happy Tuesday, y'all! Perhaps tomorrow should be a little list for people who may be traveling during the summer months - you know, a checklist to help you get through it easier/faster/less stress.


Dee Stephens said...

that's retarded about the son!!! some people should not be allowed to be parents!

Lil' Woman said...

Ugh, I'm sorry you didn't make it to your girls trip...hopefully you all could get together again.

And who pawns there kid off at airport...isn't that child neglect.

teresa-bug said...

Wow. That is all I can say about that father. Wow.

Susannah said...

Dude, we so missed you! We will have to plan another trip soon! And the guy in the airport, random! How much does it cost to have an unaccompanied minor "accompanied?" Prob not that much! Loser.

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

Request a refund for having to suffer on a plane without AC! That is just rude. ANd the kid...That is just so wrong. Weirdos.

Annie said...

wow, what a horrible time at the airport you had!! NO AC! :(
and i can't believe that guy! that's just wrong.
i hope you feeling rested today and you are having a great day hun!!

MCW said...

next time you have a layover in LGA let me know! I will come meet you for airport coffee! ha.
And I cannot believe (actually I can) that that man was trying to hand off his kid!!!! Was was the kid going to do when he got to the next city???

Molly Lou Gifts said...

Hope you're feeling better. traveling in the summer can be stressful enough, but then no AC is just unbearable. RANDOM man in the airport is an understatement. That is crazy and I feel so bad for the little boy.

Let's plan to get together and perhaps hit up Riverbanks with the minis! Thinking of you...

Brittany Ann said...

You can always come visit! We missed you so!