Monday, October 5, 2009

Today's Travel Sagas

I knew I couldn't complete a full fall recruiting season without some annoyances along the way...

So, I have two major travel pet peeves:

1). When it is so completely and painfully obvious to everyone on the entire aircraft (except for that one person) that their 5x5 suitcase is seriously not going to fit into the itty bitty overhead space. Listen, Pal: CHECK YOUR LUGGAGE or at least tag it and pick it up after the flight. Easy as pie. 

2). Those incredibly annoying people that immediately jump out of their seats the moment the seatbelt sign goes off after landing. Oh, and then they try to rush to the front of the plane...not caring who they stampede and trample over. 

Message to these annoying people: You need to WAIT YOUR TURN!!! Do not try to rush to the front of the plane, and especially do not cut others off. 

***This of course does not pertain to those who have connecting flights in which they are about to miss!

So, this happened to me today. 

The plane landed. I had exactly 10 minutes to catch my another terminal. This man cut me off, and I politely said, "Excuse me sir, I have a connecting flight I need to catch."

You know what he did?

He said, "So do I" and literally shoved me to the side and ran over my foot with his suitcase. No lie. He then cut everyone else in the plane off as well. People were in an uproar because we were all trying to catch flights. 

If he wasn't over 60, I seriously would have slugged him with my carry on. 

Then, I ran through the entire Atlanta airport, in my heels, with severe blisters, carrying a recruiting display and my carry on. I finally got to the gate, and my plane hadn't even arrived yet. It was running late also. 


Oh, and if my day couldn't get any worse...they guy next to me on the second flight fell asleep and kept passing gas. It smelled so TERRIBLE!


On a more positive note:

I want to thank Ashley at Breakfast at Ashley's for the Kreative Blogger Award. She and her marine husband are adorable, and if you haven't checked out her blog, you're definitely missing out!!! 

Thanks again, Ashley!


Brittney Galloway said...

Yeah, I couldn't promise that man that I wouldn't shoot my "evil eyes," his way if he had done that to me!

Good Gals Inc said...

Oh my gosh...two of my pet peeves as well!!! I would have grabbed that guy and been like "No you don't get it!! Move over!!" I feel ya though, when my spring job starts up I fly every 3.5 days!! So not looking forward to that.

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

That guy would have made me mad as well.

Ashley said...

Thanks for the love ma'am!! Your story about what happened to you on the airplane today made me so mad!! I can NOT stand people who are that rude, glad you didnt miss your flight though. (Even though I secretly hope he missed his!) :)

Lucky in Love said...

Flying is never easy is it? Sorry you had to deal with all of that!

PinkSass said...

I feel like people become totally different when traveling. Politeness is out the door!

Freck said...

Man, people can be so rude!!! Number two has to be one of my top pet peeves.

And how gross of that guy sitting next to you, ick.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I hate the Atlanta airport. I was in there on Saturday and had to sprint as well.