Monday, April 03, 2006

Airport Fatigue

Spending all day on an airplane and in airports has a unique way of tiring you out. It must come from a variety of sources. Each source is unique in its own way, but falls into several common aiport fatigue causing themes.
  • Fear of Death: Experienced at take-off and landing in various degrees. Emotion is heightened when you learn you are landing into 30 mile per hour wind gusts. Emotion is further heightened by strange high pitched whistling noise in the window you are sitting next to.
  • Death Wishes: Experienced when people picking up their ski's from the luggage rack swing them around at least three times, causing your to duck and dive, drop and roll across the wet baggage claim floor.
  • I Wish I Was Dead: Experienced when you are stuck on a tarmac for 1 hour. Further compounded when you spend this hour next to a man who is snoring abnormally loud. Added to when luggage is lost in the mid-west. Completed when luggage fails to show up by midnight and you realize you may be going into work in wet baggage claim floor clothes that have the slight scent of urine and sweat because of the near death, window whistling, wind shear landing you experienced earlier the day before.

5 comments:

SINEDDIE said...

wow...what state are you in?

wilablog said...

Good old Garden State. Pretty busy so I am not being too social. sigh.

SINEDDIE said...

did your luggage ever show?
where was it?

wilablog said...

Cincinnati. I showed up in the middle of the night so I had clothes for the next day.

SINEDDIE said...

did you make a rude comment to the baggage handler? lol....
glad it all worked ot...
it could have gave you a reason to buy some new fancy digs!
-sineddie