flying

November 20, 2015

i don’t know about you, but i love flying. i mean, could do without the awful butterflies the take off gives me, but other than that it’s one of my favorite things to do. there’s something about being up thousands of feet in the air with a group of people you don’t know, all traveling for different reasons, coming from different places, each one with a story to tell. i think it’s one of the coolest experiences. flying above all the busyness below, different states, different cities, different towns, all going about their lives. i always feel the most relaxed when i’m on an airplane. you can’t go anywhere or do anything but sit there, no household chores to worry about, no errands to run, no phone calls to make. just sit there and enjoy the ride. for some reason i am lucky enough to witness the most hilarious every single time i’m in an airport. last year there was a lady getting off the plane we were about to board yelling “i didn’t smoke in the bathroom!” she was screaming, cursing, and trying to hit the security guard that was putting her in handcuffs. i had never seen anything like it before. apparently she smoked something illegal in the restroom on the plane, and caused a huge scene that made all the passengers uncomfortable. it was a sight to see i’ll tell you that much. it took five officers to carry her away! i thought experiencing a crazy lady was a once in a life time thing, but boy was i wrong. in the terminal waiting to board our flight home from atlanta, this wanna be flight attendant started ordering us around and telling us to line up to get on the plane. the people who worked there got on the load speaker and assured us that it was not time to board yet and they would let us know when it was. this lady was a persistent little thing, and continued to tell us to “check your boarding passes, and line up in numerical order!” “what time does your phones say? this flight leaves at exactly 9:05, we need to get on the plane people!”. she was nuts i tell ya. a manager came up to her and asked her nicely to stop confusing everyone, she pushed him back and then they called security then she got arrested too! we all got a huge kick out of it. airports are seriously the best for people watching. there was also a cat loose on our flight for like thirty minutes. i don’t even know how that happened. i guess these memorable moments are another reason i love to fly. i’m currently thinking about where my next flight will take me.