travelling is fun.
11:45 service picked me up – the driver was texting or reading texts the entire way. he answered the first text in the middle of a sentence. he was answering a question i had asked him. the driver never finished his answer. he probably forgot he was even speaking when interrupted by the text. that’s what o.c.d. texters do.
3:00 we were asked to deplane the jet that was scheduled to leave jfk for seattle at 2:06.
somewhere around 3:30 we were told that our new plane would be leaving from a gate on the opposite side of the airport.
4:30 just prior to take off the flight attendant ripped the earring out of my ear while demonstrating how to inflate the life vest. a collective gasp followed from fellow passengers.
6:00 the televisions in the exit rows finally caught a signal – an hour into the movie. everyone else was watching either sherlock homes or avatar. i decided to tune into a criminal minds episode i had already seen which turned out to be a good choice because ½ way through the show the tv went blank again – but i already knew how the episode ends.
for 6 hours i sat in my chair as it moved through the sky at 496 miles an hour & arrived in seattle safe and sound. all is well.
|“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.”|