Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Friendly Skies...

Mrs. TBF is on her way to NYC right now. Per the usual drill when she travels on business, I rode with her in the taxi to the airport (6 a.m. - OUCH!) so that I could spend every possible waking moment with her (Awwwwwwwww!), waved to her after she went through security, and then rode the airport bus/tram back home. Unlike previous times, I actually went back to bed this morning and woke up a little before 10 a.m. when Mrs. TBF called me to let me know that she had arrived safely at Heathrow.

While Mrs. TBF was going through security at our local airport, I noticed that there was some kind of "discussion" going-on with the security person regarding the liquids in her little Ziploc bag. It turns out that Mrs. TBF uses some unmarked containers for some of her liquids and the security person told her that she needs to....LABEL THE CONTAINERS WITH THE VOLUME AND CONTENTS! Can you believe it? How's that for security? Are you interested in bringing some gasoline on an airplane? Apparently the x-ray machines are unable to detect what it is. But... no problem! Just write "100 ml of water" on the container and you should be fine.


Also, Mrs. TBF informed me that laptops must once again be taken out of the carry-on bags and loaded into individual trays at security at Heathrow. The result this morning? Massive back-up at security that stretched all the way to the top of the escalator causing mayhem as people tried to get off of said escalator.

Don't you just love it when people stop dead in their tracks after getting off of an escalator. Another good one is when people stop to hug all of their relatives immediately after exiting passport control/customs at any airport resulting in complete blockage of said exit for all the other passengers.

People! Sheesh!


BLOGitse said...

tai jäädään ostoskärryjen kanssa koko perheen voimalla keskelle käytävää...
tai bussi/ratikka jne. mennään sisään mutta jäädän siihen ja haetaan katseella paikkaa ennen kuin siirrytään eteen päin...
tai kuukausikorttia/muuta etukäteen ostettua lippua kaivetaan sieltä laukun pohjalta bussin/ratikan sisällä kun olisi voinut kaivaa siellä pysäkillä odottaessa tai laittaa taskuun jo lähtiessä...

oooh, noita riittää!
Syy: suurin osa ihmisistä ei seuraa pätkän vertaa mitä ympäristössä tapahtuu! On vain se itse. Minä.
Nykyään joka puolella maailmaa.

Mukavaa viikkoa!

The Sour Kraut said...

One of my top pet peeves is when people are completely clueless to others around them. Stopping in the middle of wherever and blocking the way is so so soooo annoying!!!

Once at Costco, a woman parked her cart in the middle of intersecting aisles. She managed to block four routes at once. Exhaling loudly, I shoved her cart to the side. When she turned around, it was one of my best friends.

(Costco is a place where you always run into someone you know.)