Despite the warnings to arrive at the airport early, and despite the schedule updates and the itineraries provided electronically by the airlines, I observe many people running to the gate.Conclusion:
People who are 30 minutes late claim it was due to the longer than expected check-in line (maybe five minutes longer), the longer than expected security line (maybe 10 minutes longer) or anything other than the truth—people who travel by air can no longer tell time! It must be true as so many are so late.Observation:
Despite several signs posted near security, despite references listed on travel agent and airline websites, and despite ample newspaper coverage, people still leave their shoes on, attempt to carry "liquids or gels" through security, don't take their laptop out of their carry-on bag, forget to hold their boarding pass, leave their cell phone in their pocket, etc.Conclusion:
People who fly can no longer read! How else do you explain it?Observation:
A "little elderly lady" schleps a huge roller bag on board, plus one large carry-on bag and one gigantic purse. Said lady has a dickens of a time getting it into the overhead bin. When the flight attendant helps her and asks her why she didn't check the biggest and heaviest bag, she replies that she hates to wait so long at baggage claim to retrieve it.Conclusion:
People who fly have lost their common sense, patience, and suffer from diminished intellectual capacity! They perhaps also suffer from the delusion that others will help them with their bag and that the space above or below their seat really belongs to them!Observation:
A group of passengers waits to board the plane or waits for their baggage after the flight. The closer to departure the closer they creep to the door; or once the buzzer sounds the closer they inch toward the carousel. When it is time to depart or time to get their bags, no one can get in efficiently because of the crowd.Conclusion:
Air travel causes humans to behave like livestock where each follows the lead such as not to be left out of whatever the lead sees or gets!
Think I'm wrong? Check it out the next time you get to the airport. Chances are you have displayed one or several of these behaviors yourself. But I guess if that were true you would not have the time to read this post, nor the ability to really read the words, nor the patience to read it to the end, where before which you would have become distracted thinking about what others who have already read it are doing.
Humm...I wonder if I can get to LA by way of Omaha?