Nov. 20th, 2007
I hate the general public so much....  
I hate, hate, hate, hate flying during the holidays. It's kind of like my boss says about holidays--they're for rookies/n00bs cuz everyone else goes out drinking every other weekend. But anyway....

I don't carry on much—just my magazines to get me thru takeoff and landing and the electronic devices i need to survive (laptop, psp, cell). While I'm waiting in line I've already pulled off my belt, necklace, anything on my wrist, cell, even my wallet, and placed them in my backpack. My laptop and plastic bag with life-saving Purell are in my hands.

When I get to the scanners, I'm ready to pop my shit in the bins and just GO—like a lot of people are. Why do I get stuck behind the fuckquat who has to go as humanly slow as possible—even unlacing his shoes about ridiculously slowly before having to remove the belts of his 3 fucking kids who were sent back by TSA for wearing the fucking chainmail you dressed them in, you fucktard!

There really needs to be two lines: ones for n00bz who should be dressed in fluorescent orange jumpsuits and the rest of us who understand there are other ppl affected by others' stupidity. Grrr!

But, uhm, hi!
 
 
Mood: drunk
 
 
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Zero-Zero-One-Zero Encodedsalacious_pop on November 20th, 2007 - 08:36 pm
I've only flown like 3 times in my life (and years apart), and I forgot to take off my belt and put my money clip in the bin.

The woman did make a point to talk to me like the dumbest person on earth, especially after I threw the clip into my bin and she had to say that maybe I should take all of the cash and cards out of it first and put them in my pocket. That was enough to get me to remember for the flight back home.
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on November 21st, 2007 - 06:11 am
yes, but you're cute, so you can get away with that. This person brought nothing... nothing to the table!
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Markmahka42 on November 20th, 2007 - 08:48 pm
At least you had bins...the last time I went through ATL security, my shoes and laptop went through sans bin. Shoes, didn't care so much...lappy...i'm just glad it survived.

And then there's the time, the ONE time, I forgot to take the keys out of my pocket and went through not as my cotton-and-skin self, but with metal. I felt like such a dumbass.
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on November 21st, 2007 - 04:55 pm
I practically empty my pockets of everything. I've noticed in some airports they won't let you walk through a second time, so if you set it off, it's off to the wands for you. I want to avoid that delay at all costs. So I'm not being frisked, while someone else is running off with my stuff coming out of the scanner!
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Markmahka42 on November 21st, 2007 - 05:47 pm
I wish they'd standardize how many strikes you get. ATL gives three, apparently...SJC gave two...
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reverend_cary32 on November 20th, 2007 - 08:58 pm
Too true! It makes the baby Jesus cry.

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Kevintau_sagittarii on November 22nd, 2007 - 12:20 am
baby jeezus
LOL
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cutenyeboicutenyeboi on November 20th, 2007 - 09:16 pm
UGH that frustrates me like no other!
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Paulmadidude04 on November 21st, 2007 - 12:04 am
Oy, I know the feeling. I've probably flown at least 30 times in my life, and everytime it seems to be like that.

At least flying out of Madison, its so tiny that there is no line at all whenever I fly. Surprisingly, when I flew out of La Guardia to come home from NY, it only took 20 mins from the time we arrived, to sitting down at the gate.

I've just concluded that I need a private jet. Someday... oh someday.

~ Paulie
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Musikermusiker on November 21st, 2007 - 02:18 am
It's kind of like my boss says about holidays--they're for rookies/n00bs cuz everyone else goes out drinking every other weekend. <-----YESSSS!!!!!!!

This is EXACTLY why I despise New Year's Eve. The amateurs are out in full force, screwing up everyone else's good time with their social incompetence!
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arwyrarwyr on November 21st, 2007 - 03:08 am
I loathe flying during the holidays. I am virtually at the point of refusing to do so.
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eviltickles on November 21st, 2007 - 04:02 am
this is why i prefer to drive.
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joeycdebacajoeycdebaca on November 21st, 2007 - 03:09 pm
The best and easiest solution to flying during the holidays and not going crazy is to go first class. It makes it all so more pleasant.
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(no subject) - ex_manhatta on November 25th, 2007 - 02:26 am
The People's Exhibit Adavidology on November 25th, 2007 - 02:37 am
unless it's an upgrade with points, or some $50-100 offer, it's a total rip off. just can't justify double the price for a wider seat and some really cheap wine!
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Kevintau_sagittarii on November 22nd, 2007 - 12:18 am
travel bites
I hope it's more pleasant where you're headed. The inconsiderate tupid peeps in the airports are the same ones that act tupid on their vacations. No wonder the locals of vacation sites refer to them as *tourons* which is new slang for "tourist morons."
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(no subject) - steveuk on November 22nd, 2007 - 02:20 pm