Friday, June 11, 2010

Phew - Finally Friday!

I have to skip Fabulous Friday this week. I'm just not in the oh so fabulous state of mind.

I'm glad to be home after a week in New England.

One which was filled with the summer travelers. This may be the cause of my lack of Fabulous Friday state of mind.

The whole week was filled with ridiculousness.

It started with my trip through the Charlotte airport and the security line. Having traveled so much over the years I've achieved a priority status which allows me to access special security lines so I don't have to wait.

Two lines through security. I'm in the left lane, so it makes sense that I head to the left screening area. Makes sense, no?

I'm pulling my laptop out when I notice a woman standing abnormally close to me. So close in fact that when she tries to muscle her way in front of me, I'm suddenly standing there with my right arm engulfed by her boobs.

I look back at her & tell her that there is a screening area to the right (she was in the right lane). To which she replied, "Yeah, there's also this one."

All the while my arm is still encased in her chest.

And she keeps pushing up against me.

I finally raised my voice & said, "Ma'am. Please remove your breasts from my arm or I'll alert security." Over the top? Probably, but I just couldn't take it any more.

And she acted insulted! I mean, really, my arm was trapped in your chest & you're insulted?

And the shenanigans didn't end there.

Bad drivers on the drive from Boston. Left lane, getting passed by people in the right because of the person in front of me.

Getting bitten by something that has now swollen up and is the size of a quarter on my arm. It itches, but at the same time, it hurts? I mean, really?

Rain the whole way back to Boston yesterday for my flight home. After passing a State Trooper (don't know if that is what they're called up there) and thinking I was going to get a ticket, my stomach dropped.

Trying to find a Subway I had found online for lunch and not being able to.

Having all of 30 minutes in the airport to grab something to eat, scarf it down, make it to the bathroom & board the plane.

A family in the row in front of me on the flight home. With three children. All under the age of 6.

One little one who couldn't have been more than a year and a half screamed the whole way home. Screamed. Not whimpered. Not cried a little with the altitude change. Screamed.

One little one who may have been around 3, kept standing up in the seat, turning around and sticking her finger up her nose.

We had quite a bit of turbulence and I'll admit, there were times when I thought I would have enjoyed seeing her get her finger stuck up there.

Because, it was just one of those weeks.

And while I like children, I don't want to have to watch them dig for buried treasures.

Happy Friday y'all!!


Anonymous said...

There's a reason Nutmeggers call them Massholes. Let's just leave it at that.

And they're called 'Staties'.

So glad to hear you're back home and I hope the remainder of Friday goes A LOT better for you!!


Dee Stephens said...

I am so GLAD that I do not have to travel for work. Totally gets on my nerves. Because I volunteer at the USO Center at the airport - I have an employee pass which gets Brad and I through the line faster..I think I will volunteer forever out there not only to support our troops but to have that status.

Sole Matters said...

that sounds like hell. cheers to a great and relaxing weekend!

SurferWife said...

well now. This does not sound lovely. Though I have to commend you for handling the woman and her obnoxious the way you did.

I would have done the same thing.

Molly Lou Gifts said...

Oh, the joys of life. At least you are home safe now and can enjoy some time with Mr. Potts and perhaps a few adult beverages. :)

Your invite must have gotten lost by Mr. Potts. He really should be more careful. Just know that whenever you want to come swim and visit, I will make something extra yummy for you.

Happy Friday. Have a great weekend!

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

sounds like a super fun week, I'm heading up to Mass tomorrow morning, SUPER looking forwarding to dealing with all the idiots in the airports and on the road up there. Even after living up there for a number of years they still get on my nerves...and I learned to become quite the aggressive driver to just survive! I hear BWI is getting the lovely fun image scanners this week so now I'm trying to find out if there's another security option...

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

ugh. SOunds horrible. I call them state troopers or for short a "Statie" and Andrew calls them the Feds! and my friend just got pulled over by one FOR PASSING him on the highway-he didnt give her a ticket though for some reason.
Glad you are back home! :)

Susannah said...

Ugh-no mas! And breasticle lady, WTF? Can't wait to get the real breakdown in TWO WEEKS-woot woot!!

Glad the suckfest week is over for you!!

Neha said...

That was a wholesome indeed! Glad you are back in the comfort of your home! Have a good weekend!

MCW said...

Sorry your week sucked. At least you are home and those 3 children are not with you!

Samantha said...

Little children in enclosed spaces like airplanes are reason number 352 why I'm not ready for kids.

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

I am sorry you had sucha bad week, but on the other hand, you gave a good laugh this morning, with the turbulence wish on the gold digger.
I missed FF too on Friday, but back this week!
Love you, hope this one is better!

Abbie said...

I have to admit... I was laughing out loud at this post! Dying. The boobs... the boogers... the drivers! I hear you on all counts.

Brittany Ann said...

Oh sweet heavens! What a trip! I'm sorry hun! We'll wash away your troubles in 13 days! Never fear!

And congrats to your sweet niece!

d.a.r. said...

I am dying about the boobs story! Hilarious!